Celebs, Artists Defend Meek Mill in Response to Prison Sentence

Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison Monday (Nov. 6), and fellow artists and entertainers are taking to social media to criticize the Philadelphia judge's decision.

Judge Genece Brinkley made the call, sentencing Mill for violating probation in a gun and drug case from 2008. Brinkley cited a failed drug test, as well as failure to comply with a court order restricting the rapper's travel.

"​Praying for my brother @meekmill right now. God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I'm here for you man!!!! My brother for life...Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass...Stay strong & keep your head up," Kevin Hart said on Instagram.

"To be yung Blac and successful YOU ENEMY NUMBER 1," rapper Nipsey Hussle wrote on Twitter. "HOLD YO HEAD @MeekMill streets chose u."

"More proof that our criminal justice system is a joke," Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith commented. "Throwing folks in jail for 2-4 years for misdemeanor violations is just a waste of money....too long."

See their reactions below.

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