Z and Other Artists React to Meek Mill Prison Sentence

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Jay-Z denounced Meek Mill's two-to-four year prison sentence for violating probation as "unjust and heavy-handed" in a message on Facebook Monday night.

On Monday, a Philadelphia judge handed down Meek Mill's prison sentence after the rapper violated his probation with a pair of arrests earlier this year.

"I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court", Brinkley told Mill, according to local newspaper site philly.com.

At the time, Mill (real name: Robert Williams) was sentenced to serve 11 to 23 months in prison.

The Associated Press reports that Philadelphia based judge, Judge Genece Brinkley, cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel.

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However, Judge Brinkley is reported to have said that she's been trying to help Meek Mill for 10 years but the rapper does what he wants. Additionally, he was also given six more years of probation.

This isn't Meek Mill's first run in with the law.

In his statement during the hearing, Meek admitted his violations and said a jail sentence would likely end his music career. In August, he was stopped for reckless endangerment while driving his motorcycle in New York City. A system ostensibly created to hold people accountable after they have been released from prison instead punishes them for the tiniest of infractions.

Mill spent eight months in prison following a 2008 conviction for dealing drugs and gun possession.

Meek's legal issues continued in March, when he was arrested for fighting in the Philadelphia airport (The charges were dropped when he agreed to perform community service).

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