'Justice 4 Meek' Petition Defends Rapper After Prison Sentence

So far, over 180,000 have signed the petition.

Hip-hop is coming to support rapper Meek Mill. Following news that he would be sentenced back to prison due to a probation violation, a petition has been created asking "Justice 4 Meek" and to "Free Meek Mill."

"Due to an enormously grave miscarriage of justice, we ask you to read and sign the petition for Meek Mill," the petition reads from the rapper's management company, Roc Nation.

So far, over 180,000 have signed the petition.

"In regards to the harsh, undeserving sentencing of Robert Rihmeek Williams (Meek Mill), I felt the need to create a petition to reevaluate the charges, his impact in the community and the subsequent sentencing," says the petition. "More than just a celebrity or rapper, Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living."

Jay-Z, the head of Roc Nation, also spoke out about Meek's sentence at a recent concert.

The Philly rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison on Monday after being summoned to court over a couple of parole violations. Prosecutors recommended that Meek not serve any time behind bars, but the judge made the final call and decided to send Meek to prison. 

If the sentence continues, he'll remain incarcerated for at least the next two years until he'll be eligible for parole.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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