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Jay-Z Addressed Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence During His Dallas Tour Stop

Jay-Z had some thoughts to share on Meek Mill’s harsh prison sentence.

After speaking out against the sentence on Facebook earlier this week, Jay addressed the crowd during his concert in Dallas on Tuesday night.

“He caught a charge when he was, like, 19,” Jay told the crowd. “He’s 30 now. He’s been on probation for 11 years. F—ing 11 years. Judge gave him two to four years because he got arrested for being on a bike and popping a f*cking wheelie.”

“This 4:44 album is all about us moving forward, moving past it,” he continued. “In order for us to move past the shit we going through, we have to address it. Everyone has to be just as outraged, [we] can’t look at it as a black and white issue, we have to look at it as a human issue.” 

 “Black people in particular, we have to get our shit together. We not second class to anybody, we’re equal to everybody. We deserved everything that everybody else gets — stop selling yourself short.” 

Check out what he had to say below.

 

Via Bilboard:

On Monday (Nov. 6), Meek Mill was sentenced two to four years in state prison for violating probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley, cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel as her basis for sentencing. 

The hip-hop community rallied behind the Wins and Losses MC and decried her egregious decision on social media. While T.I. and Nipsey Hussle left encouraging messages for Meek suggesting that he remains positive, rap luminary JAY-Z was critical of Brinkley’s decision, dubbing it “unjust and heavy handed” in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina vows to appeal his client’s ruling and tackle Brinkley’s decision, citing that she has a personal vendetta against the Philly rapper. “She’s enamored with him,” Tacopina tells Billboard. “She showed up at his community service for the homeless people. She showed up and sat at the table. She’s a judge. You could pull any judge in America and ask them how many times they’ve showed up at a community service for a probation and the answer is zero.”

Tacopina spoke to Billboard about what he called Brinkley’s “infatuation” with Mill, how she requested that he re-record a Boyz II Men song and shout her out, and how she wanted him to leave Roc Nation to sign with a friend of hers. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.

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Meek Mill

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This is all just crazy…share your thoughts below on how you feel about this sentence.

Jay-Z Opens Up His 40/40 Club for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts [Photo]

Jay-Z is donating use of his 40/40 Club and D’Usse cognac to help raise funds for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.

via TMZ:

We’ve learned Jay’s lending out his 40/40 Club Manhattan location Wednesday for Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico, a fundraiser for Hurricane Maria victims. In addition to the free space, comped bottles of D’Usse for the first hour — Jay’s cognac — will be flowing for anyone who donates items or money to relief efforts. D’Usse is even throwing in free models to serve the stuff.

The invite for the 40/40 event, which is being organized by the Puerto Rican Family Institute and Big & Little Skills Academy, asks people to bring school supplies, flashlights, solar lamps and batteries. A plane will be sending the supplies from the event Thursday. In a separate effort TIDAL also is reportedly planning to fly 200,000 lbs. of supplies to the wrecked island on another plane. 

It’s always a plus to see those who are willing and able to step up and do their part to help others in need.

 

Jay-Z and Kanye West Plan To Bury Hatchet in Latest Feud EXCLUSIVE!

According to TMZ, Kanye West and Jay-Z will be meeting face-to-face soon to squash their latest beef, which will help end a lawsuit that looms over their multi-million dollar Tidal dispute.

Via TMZ:

Sources close to Yeezy and Hova with direct knowledge of the situation tell us, their lawyers have been trying to settle a $3.5 million dispute Kanye has with Tidal. As we reported, Kanye had fired off a letter to Tidal stating his contract with them was over because Tidal didn’t live up to his end of the bargain. Specifically, Kanye says he didn’t get advances and bonuses that totaled $3.5 mil. We’re told Kanye and Jay have not agreed to settle, and the reason became apparent to everyone. The impasse had nothing to do with their business dispute — $3.5 mil is peanuts to both of them. They couldn’t settle because they each harbor animosity toward the other.

Jay was enraged when Kanye attacked Beyonce and Blue Ivy at his concert last October. Kanye felt Jay should have cut him a break because that was the time he was melting down and just a few weeks after the concert, he was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold.

As one source put it, “The Generals [Kanye and Jay] have to meet face-to-face. When that happens, the resolving the money dispute is a piece of cake.”  We’re told Kanye is up for the meeting and Jay is also inclined to meet. It shouldn’t be hard. Now that Jay and Bey live in a Bel-Air mansion, they are literally down the street from Kanye and Kim. We’re told the meeting should go down soon, and once it does their Tidal dispute will quickly end.

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Kanye West & Jay-Z

JAY-Z & BEYONCE JAZZY UP FOR RIHANNA’S CHARITY BALL

Jay-Z and Beyonce clean up nice… lookin’ even better when it’s for charity.

Perhaps most notably, the event marked Beyoncé’s first official red carpet event since welcoming twins Rumi and Sir back in June. Though the “Love On Top” singer opted not to walk the red carpet, we were still able to get a good look at her stunning ensemble. Beyoncé rocked a green silk dress with a thigh-high slit and plunging neckline that showed off her post-baby body.

The couple hit up Rihanna‘s third annual Diamond Ball in NYC benefiting RiRi’s foundation that pours money into impoverished communities around the globe.

RiRi’s party was packed with celebs. Calvin HarrisFuture, Cardi BLil KimLa La AnthonyFabulous and Young Thug also hit up the event all for a great cause. Kendrick Lamar performed and Dave Chappelle also grabbed the mic. Earlier that night, Beyonce attended a showing of Broadway’s hit musical Dear Evan Hansen where she hung out backstage with the show’s star Ben Platt after the show.

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The event’s host, Rihanna, looked just as fierce for the evening, going with a black dress with a built-in off-the-shoulder jacket and flowing train. Naturally, the “Diamond” singer shone bright with Chopard diamonds around her neck as she adorably posed with her entire family on the red carpet.

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