Jay-Z is less than thrilled that a man is serving 14 years over some weed; and one of the reasons for him still being there is from a leftover chicken meal. Talk about unfair treatment.
Jay’s Team Roc is upholding the case for Valon Vailes, 56, who was convicted in 2007;and currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for intent to distribute more than a ton of weed.
And while his attorney vouched saying he meets the terms for compassionate release, he’s still nonetheless in prison. Meanwhile, Vailes reached out to the ‘99 Problems’ rapper to help in his legal turpitude; obviously seeking a lesser sentence. But in recent court docs, Team Roc says the feds wont budge over some “ticky-tac” prison offenses.
Moreover, Vailes attorney; Alex Spiro; says that the federal government has denied the request because he “snuck some leftover chicken from the prison mess hall to his cell.” Additionally, the feds are alleging that Vailes is also being punished for using a piece of his prison uniform as “workout equipment.”
Meanwhile Jay-Z has had his own battles to fight as he just recently got out of court from fighting a perfume company. Neither Jay-Z or the fragrance brand won. They both walked out the same way they went in. But we know the HOV rapper doesn’t sit down when it’s time to stand up. Especially when it comes to the culture.
Moreover, as a business mogul and billionaire entrepreneur, Jay has hands in several investments, including marijuana. In October, the ‘Holy Grail’ hitmaker invested in Flowhub; a Denver-based cannabis point-of-sale software company. He participated in a $19 million strategic funding round, which values the company at $200 million. But instead of selling gummies and pre-rolls, he takes a different route and invests in helping marijuana dispensaries process payments.