JAY-Z has hit out at the Philadelphia court system for deciding to imprison rapper Meek Mill over a probation violation.
Jay spoke out while on stage in Dallas yesterday (November 7), saying:
“I gotta say something about a young man named Meek Mill. He caught a charge, he was about 19, he’s 30 now, he’s been on probation 11 years. F*cking 11 years! Now he got to do two to four years [for a probation violation] because he got arrested being on a bike popping a f*cking wheelie.”
Jay certainly has a point as he went on to call it a ‘human issue’ while referencing his latest album:
“This 4:44 album is all about us moving forward, moving past things, and in order for us to move past all the shit that we’re going through we gotta address it. Everyone has to be just as outraged, you can’t look at it as a black or white issue, you have to look at it as a human issue. Black people in particular, we gotta get our sh*t together. You’re not second-class to anybody. We equal to everybody. We deserve everything everyone else gets. Stop selling yourself short.”
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation manages Philly rapper, Meek Mill, leaving Jay to also issue a statement, saying:
“The sentence handed down by the Judge – against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer – is unjust and heavy handed. We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”