Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley handed down the sentence to a stunned courtroom of Meek Mill supporters.
According to Philly.com, Brinkley told the 30-year-old rapper: ““I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court.” She went on to say that his sentence would be served in a state prison and he’d be eligible for parole in two years.
A number of celebrities have reacted to Meek Mill’s prison sentence on social media, including Jay-Z and Kevin Hart.
Jay-Z says in a Facebook post:
Kevin Hart also voiced his support for Meek Mill on Instagram:
Radio personality Angie Martinez voiced her thoughts on Twitter:
the system is rigged man. the fact he was on probation for 10yrs over sum paper wk is a set up! shit makes me so sad. prayin 4 u @MeekMill— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) November 7, 2017
Rapper a Boogie wit da Hoodie calls for Meek Mill to be released on Twitter:
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