Britney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison, which doesn’t sit well with many in the hip-hop industry. Since the news broke early Thursday, celebrities have taken to their platforms to voice their disdain for the harsh punishment.
“That’s crazy, smh you never want to get caught up in politics,” 50 cents wrote on Twitter. “They’ll tell him about 10 years for a vape pin watch.”
Boosie expressed similar sentiments, Tweeter, “9 YEARS FOR A DAM WEED PEN like wtf IM STAYING MY BOOSIE BADAZZ N THE STATES it’s screwed.” He then expressed his frustrations in a video shared on Instagram.
As previously reported, Griner was arrested in February after vape cartridges containing hash oil, which is illegal in the country, were found in her luggage at a Russian airport. She pleaded guilty to drug charges, insisting she packaged the oil by mistake.
Griner was sentenced to nine years behind bars and fined $16,500, or about 1 million Russian rubles. She has the right to appeal the conviction.
In the wake of the news, Meek Mill urged Griner fans to “fight for her“, while the legendary star Chuck D warned artists to avoid any trouble with foreign governments.
“I’ve taken hundreds of artists around the world…the number 1 message don’t worry with these governments on any sht,” Chuck warned. “BG has been used and abused by the D-evils. Here, NRA and image mobsters should know that the killing machines of war are not a movie. While all can only sit and watch pray.
President Joe Biden has since called for BG’s immediate release.
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