As we previously reported, Meek Mill was sentenced last week to a minimum of two years for violating his probation stemming from legal troubles going back to a 2008 drug and weapons conviction. Many are outraged after learning Meek's sentence came as a result of two arrests for incidents in which charges were eventually dropped, and the stiff sentence has led many to speak out in support of Meek.
While acknowledging Meek has made mistakes, Rubin wrote that the rapper has made real growth as a person over the four years he has known him. "I put together a few words during my flight because this is my first time doing this". Rubin added that he had introduced Meek to the commissioner of Major League Baseball and the owner of the NFL's New England Patriots, as well as his daughter and his mother. He continued, "Please know that I am devoted to his future and to making sure he accomplishes the goals that you have set forth for him".
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Rubin will also attended a Monday rally for the rapper which calls for justice for Meek and others. "This criminal (in) justice system, ripe with racial discrimination, stigmatizes, profiles, and targets young Black men for arrest at a young age, having its roots in their hyper-policed neighborhoods that they are raised in, and sadly extending into what should be a safe space-the classroom, via the school to prison pipeline". "We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career".
It is scheduled for 5 p.m. outside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center. Rick Ross, legendary 76er Julius Irving and others are said to be planning an appearance.