Meek Mill’s prison sentence sparked outrage through Philadelphia and the hip-hop community alike. His two-to-four year sentence lead Jay-Z to infamously and continuously speak out against the “heavy handed” sentence. Rick Ross, Kevin Hart, Migos members Quavo and Offset, Julius Erving, Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins, and more also showed support on Meek’s behalf.
Finally, the vocal outrage surrounding Meek Mill’s prison sentence came to a head as hundreds supporters gathered together to stand up for the Philadelphia native at a rally in front Philly’s City Hall. Though the crowd was there to protest injustice, fans still celebrated Meek in a never-loud-enough way, reciting “Dreams and Nightmares” loudly for a portion the event.
Alongside others, Rick Ross spoke to the hundreds fans who showed up. “I’m here for one reason. I’m here to support my brother Meek Mill,” he said. “…] This type wrongful incarceration has unfortunately become the calling card in urban cities around the U.S.”
He then asked the court to reevaluate Meek’s case, so the Dream Chaser V artist can continue being “a great father” and “a great entrepreneur,” before leading the fans to chant “Free Meek.”
Though Meek stayed quiet, opting out addressing the public, the rapper heard and felt all the support being fered to him. Football quarterback Colin Kaepernick — who has a very personal stake in the injustices toward African Americans by the U.S. justice system — took to Twitter to send everyone a message from Meek.
“Spoke to Meek Mill & he wanted ppl to know regardless his unjust situation, he’s in good spirits & humbled by the support the people have shown him,” Colin tweeted late November.
Now, reports have come out that Meek’s good spirits are staying put as he keeps himself busy in prison with multiple underpaying jobs.