Jay-Z has come to the counterclaim of his crony and co-operator Meek Mill after the rapper was condemned to two-to-four years in jail for violating the terms of his probation.
Meek was condemned progressing this month, with the astringency of the punishment sparking an cheer from his friends, fans and followers.
Jay-Z primarily responded to the news with a singular Facebook post, job the judgment ‘wrongful, unjust and complicated handed’.
The 4:44 rapper has stretched on those views in an ardent op-ed for The New York Times, arguing that Meek has ‘been stalked by a complement that considers the smallest infringement a justification for locking him back inside’.
‘What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one instance of how the rapist probity complement entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day,’ Jay wrote.
‘Instead of a second chance, trial ends up being a land mine, with a pointless misstep bringing consequences larger than the crime.
‘A person on trial can finish up in jail over a technical defilement like blank a curfew.’
Jay went on to disagree that people who are ‘trapped in the rapist probity complement are punished every day’.
‘The complement treats them as a risk to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any teenager infringement — with the idea of putting them back in prison.’
Concluding, the Brooklyn rapper declared: ‘Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everybody else unjustly sent to prison.’
Meek Mill has appealed his sentence, and has requested that the judge who sent him down be taken off the case.