Meek Mill was arrested twice in 2017, violating his probation from a 2008 gun and drug case. He not only has a bright future but also a unique opportunity to inspire young men at a time when others are tearing them down.
Yes, Kaep - who is often criticized for his lack of statements during times of need - took to Instagram to post a lengthy statement about Meek's situation, calling him a "victim of systematic oppression" and calling for sentencing reform to fight mass incarceration rates.
Many reports have since surfaced that the judge over the case had a personal vendetta against him, so the hammer was dropped and he received a 2-4 year prison sentence at the height of his career. "I truly believe that such a sentence would destroy his future". "Sadly there are Black folks going through the same radicalized injustice (s) within the justice system that Meek Mill has experienced for over a decade EVERY SINGLE DAY", he wrote. A couple other celebrities also showed up to the rally including some Philadelphia Eagles players like Wendell Smallwood, Torrey Smith, and Jalen Mills.
Rick Ross, 76ers legend Julius "Dr. J". "We stand for justice", reads one flyer, which calls for a crowd to gather at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.
Fellow proud Philadelphians, The Roots star Black Thought and funnyman Kevin Hart, also commented on the rally via Twitter.
"The sentence handed down by the judge.is unjust and heavy-handed", Jay, whose social media use is usually limited, wrote on Facebook.
The letter, obtained by Sports Illustrated's The Crossover, includes Rubin's impassioned plea to Judge Genece E. Brinkley before Mill's sentencing.