Earlier today, Reverend Al Sharpton announced he will visit Meek Mill in prison on Monday, November 27. He discussed the trip during a rally in Harlem, held by his non-profit civil rights organization National Action Network, as NBC and the Philadelphia Inquirer report. “Just because someone does something that is wrong, does not give you the right to do wrong to them,” Sharpton reportedly told the crowd. “The sentence must fit the violation.” Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Sharpton for further comment.
Meek was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison earlier this month after a Philadelphia judge ruled that the rapper had violated his probation. In the wake of his sentencing, multiple musicians have come out against it. JAY-Z called it “unjust and heavy-handed” and also wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about it. One-time rival Drake also spoke out, saying, “Free Meek Mill” during a concert. Meek has filed a motion to appeal the sentencing, and has also requested that the judge who handed down the sentence recuse themselves.
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