Jay-Z writes op-ed arguing how Meek Mill should be free

In defending his friend and fellow rapper Meek Mill, Jay-Z has taken things to a new level by writing an op-ed piece calling slamming the criminal justice system.

The Philadelphia native was sentenced by Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley earlier this month to serve between two to four years in prison for a probation violation stemming from a 2008 gun case.

But now a new judge has agreed to hold a bail hearing for the 30-year-old rapper, named Robert Rahmeek Williams, on November 27th, after his lawyers filed a motion to get him out of jail pending an appeal of his prison term for that probation violation. 

According to Philly.com, Brinkley will be present at the upcoming hearing.  

The news of the hearing comes the same day Jay-Z wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times claiming Mill's jailing comes from a racist criminal justice system.

'For about a decade, (Mill's) been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside,' the 21-time Grammy winner wrote in his piece, titled 'The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill'.

'What's happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day.'

In defending his friend and fellow rapper Meek Mill (left), Jay-Z (right) has taken things to a new level by writing an op-ed piece calling slamming the criminal justice system

In defending his friend and fellow rapper Meek Mill (left), Jay-Z (right) has taken things to a new level by writing an op-ed piece calling slamming the criminal justice system

Meek Mill pictured in arrest photo

Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley

The Philadelphia native was sentenced by Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley (right) earlier this month to serve between two to four years in prison for a probation violation stemming from a 2008 gun case.

The Brooklyn, New York native noted how Mill, who is currently signed to his management company Roc Nation, was convicted for drug and gun possession when he was 19 years old and served an eight-month prison sentence for the crime. 

'Now he's 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life,' Jay-Z wrote.

'For about a decade, he's been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside.'

The father-of-three rapper then took special aim at the probation system.

'Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison,' Jay-Z wrote.

'It's time we highlight the random ways

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