Astonishing news came in the form of Meek Mill’s prison sentencing recently. Meek Mill’s new mug shot, taken Wednesday morning shows the rapper in a mustard yellow jumpsuit and positioned in front of a camera stoically faced. Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Corrections has stated the rapper has been processed at this point. The exact location of Meek’s imprisonment is currently being kept under wraps for security concerns.
Recently, a myriad of artists and peers to Meek Mill voiced their responses to the surprising situation. From Kevin Hart to Jay-Z, everyone in the pop culture community is reflecting on the harsh 2-4 year bid sentencing handed over to Meek for a violation of probation. Some shared images with the rapper and captioned the pictures with sentimental offerings of encouragement.
That Philly Judge had it out for Meek..
— djenvy (@djenvy) November 6, 2017
— YG (@YG) November 7, 2017
To be yung Blac and successful YOU ENEMY NUMBER 1. HOLD YO HEAD @MeekMill streets chose u???
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) November 6, 2017
— HOOD POPE (@ASAPferg) November 7, 2017
While many ogled over and accepted the sad news of Meek’s sentencing, others such as Swizz Beatz, T.I. and Rick Ross are attempting to take action in promoting a specific petition. A petition on Change.org currently has over 160,000 signatures and pleads with Pennsylvania Governor Tom York to reevaluate the 2-4 year prison sentencing.
— SWIZZ BEATZ (@THEREALSWIZZZ) November 8, 2017
Due to an enormously grave miscarriage of justice, we ask you to read and sign the petition for @MeekMill on @Changedotorg: https://t.co/2tPh6t2cAY #FreeMeekMill #Justice4Meek pic.twitter.com/SLeXbdXFyH
— Maybach Music Group (@MaybachMusic) November 9, 2017
Former girlfriend and female rap superstar Nicki Minaj tweeted out last year her feelings on an advesary going to prison and the tweet has resurfaced. Did Nicki predict the future or was she not speaking on rap fan favorite Meek Mill at all? It’s most likely the latter answer, but the tweet if it were in reference to Meek is entertaining nonetheless.
Don't drop the soap. ?
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 21, 2016
Jay-Z shared a forthright plea for fairness and on stage addressed the Meek Mill situation speaking in a frustrated tone. Watch a video below of a recent interlude at a 4:44 tour concert stop, addressing Meek’s “unjust and heavy handed” legal judgement.
"Black people in particular, we gotta get our shit together. You're not second-class to anybody" PREACH! – JAY-Z addresses Meek Mill's prison sentence [again] during the Dallas stop of his #444Tour pic.twitter.com/GEzuY11TpW
— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) November 8, 2017
Overall, Meek’s sentencing is one that has not gone down without a variety of responses from some of the culture’s most lauded voices. Be sure to sign the petition on Change.org if you’r interested in the possibility of a judgment reevaluation for Meek and stay tuned for the latest on the case of illustrious Philly rapper.