Many are saying the sentencing was too harsh.
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. 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. "I truly believe that such a sentence would destroy his future".
Rubin's letter comes as fans of the rapper planned to rally in support of Mill on Monday in Philadelphia, the rapper's hometown. "We stand for justice", reads one flyer, which calls for a crowd to gather at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.
"Yes, there needs to be action surrounding sentencing reform, but there needs to also be action taken around abolishing the racialized norms of injustice that can lead to Meek Mill serving 2-4 years in prison for non-violent parole violations, and Brock Turner only serving 3 months in prison for three felony counts of sexual assault".
Last week, a petition asking Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolfe to reevaluate his sentencing was started and rappers including Jay-Z criticized the sentence as well, calling it "unjust and heavy handed".
This interesting update comes a day after Meek Mill's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, revealed that he is filing a motion to have the judge, Genece Brinkley removed from the case because he feels that she sent the rapper to jail in vengeance.
Judge Genece Brinkley is reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for possible relationships she might have in Philly - including to a local music mogul she allegedly asked Meek to sign with - as well as a possible "extortionate demand". according to the New York Post.