The Rev. Al Sharpton says that if there is one thing he learned through the conversations he had with Meek Mill, it is that the rapper wants his fans to know their support for the Philly native doesn’t just boil down to him and his circumstance.
According to Sharpton, Meek noted his situation is a representation of how the system deals with people who come from the streets. It is a perspective that the tireless civil rights warrior says he was gratified to hear coming from the Dreamchasers rapper.
“You know, I was very impressed that Meek Mill kept saying to me that he wants it to be more than him that we’re concerned about,” Sharpton responded when a TMZ reporter asked what he got out of his meeting with Meek. “That the issue he wanted me to express was that it was bigger than him. That people get probation violations for the most infinitesimal reasons; for the most minor infraction. And that, if they can do this to him, imagine all of the thousands and tens of thousands they are doing it to,” Sharpton told TMZ.
Meek received the support of notable figures from the entertainment world, as well as politics. Jay-Z, Wyclef, YG, Vic Mensa, Kevin Hart, Tank, T.I., A$AP Ferg, Joel Embiid, Colin Kaepernick and basketball legend Julius Irving have all spoken in support of his resistance to probation violation charges that have him facing a 2-to-4 year bid.
Sharpton is said to be working to get Genece Brinkley off of his case and to have his punishment re-evaluated by the state.
Source: TMZ, Vlad TV