Jay called the decision by Judge Brinkley, "unjust and heavy-handed" and added ... "We shall always stand by and encourage Meek Mill, both because he tries to write this wrongful sentence and then in returning with his musical career."
She is presided over his situation since his 2008 drug and gun instance, but based on Meek's lawyer, Joe Tacopina -- she once made an odd request for him to remake a Boyz II Men song and give her a shout-out.
Meek begged Judge Brinkley for mercy in Monday's hearing, saying ..."You gave me the ladder to perform what I must do to prevail in my battle. I left it this far, I can't really return and begin over." The judge ignored his plea and insisted she had already given Meek "break after break and you essentially just thumbed your nose at this court."
Meek Mill got the shaft from the judge who sent him to prison for a minimum of 2 years -- based on Jay-Z, who is vowing to possess Meek's back throughout the appeal procedure.
Meek team intends to appeal. The controversial ruling prompted T.I. to post his own message of support, stating, "We have real love for u outside here KING."