Last night, Jay-Z was in Dallas for his 4:44 tour and while it looked like a great night in Texas, the mogul had a lot on his mind. Namely, Meek Mill’s recent sentencing to a minimum of two years in prison after he was found guilty of violating probation.
Jay shouted out to the crowd, “I’ve got to say something about a young man by the name of Meek Mill…He caught a charge when he was like 19. He’s 30 now. He’s been on probation for 11 years. Fucking 11 years. Judge gave him two to four years because he got arrested for being on a bike and popping a fucking wheelie.”
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#JayZ spoke more on his friends #MeekMill sentence again tonight at his #444tour stop in Dallas also speaking to us black people saying "Black people in particular, we gotta get our shit together. You're not second-class to anybody" – Jay Z #FreeMeekMill #MeekMill #RocNation #FreeMeek
Meek’s loss feels like a loss for Hip Hop and young Black men chasing their dreams everywhere. But many feel he made his own bed by continuing to play with fire, knowing our biased justice system wouldn’t hesitate to lock him up and throw away the key.
Watch Hov address the crowd above and let us know how you feel.