Last week, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation. In the days that followed, people from across the rap game let the world know they weren’t cool with the sentence, and now, a huge rally protesting Meek’s harsh punishment is all set to take place in Philadelphia on Monday (Nov. 13).
The rally will begin at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center at 5 p.m. today. There’s no word on who, exactly, among rap game luminaries will show up, but we wouldn’t be surprised if more than a few make an appearance.
This rally is just the latest extreme display of support for the MMG rapper. Last week, someone started a petition for the Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reevaluate Meek’s prison sentence, deeming it to be an unjust one.
“In regards to the harsh, undeserving sentencing of Robert Rihmeek Williams (Meek Mill), I felt the need to create a petition to reevaluate the charges, his impact in the community and the subsequent sentencing,” reads the description for the petition, which already has over 340,000 signatures.
It continues, “More than just a celebrity or rapper, Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.”