Following news of Meek Mill‘s prison sentence Monday, many in the entertainment industry voiced their support for the rapper while simultaneously criticizing the legal system which is seeing him return behind bars.
Mill’s most notable supporter was JAY-Z, who released a statement on Facebook shortly after news of the prison sentence was made known.
“The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer — is unjust and heavy handed,” JAY-Z said.
“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.”
Mill and JAY-Z were rumored to be working on a collaboration together as teased by producer Timbaland in early September.
Other celebrities who shared their reactions to Mill’s prison sentence include Kevin Hart and T.I.
Praying for @meekmill and his family!!! Crazy how bad the system is SMH
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) November 7, 2017
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) November 7, 2017