• Jay-Z wrote a New York Times op-ed on Friday protesting rapper Meek Mill's
  • Jay-Z has been one of Mill's most fervent supporters, previously calling the ruling "unjust and heavy-handed."
  • In the Times op-ed, Jay-Z calls probation "a trap" and highlights "the absurdity of the criminal justice system."

When rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison last week for violating his probation, an outpouring of protest followed the controversial decision, with Jay-Z being one of Mill's most fervent supporters.

After calling Mill's sentence "unjust and heavy-handed" in a Facebook post last week, Jay-Z wrote an op-ed protesting Mill's sentence and the "absurdity of the criminal justice system" for The New York Times on Friday.

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Read in The New York Times.