Titled “Somebody Save Meek Mill,” a petition on Change.org created by user Do4Self/ Fine Print pleads to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reconsider the “harsh, undeserving” prison sentence of Meek Mill. The petition goes into detail about Mill’s helping-hand to several communities:
“He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods.”
It also states that Mill has been following protocol in regards to his probation:
“He has adhered to several rules and regulations as a part of his parole such as: reporting to and passing mandatory drug tests, community service, meeting with his parole officer, and reporting his whereabouts and obtaining permission prior to leaving the city.”
The “Somebody Save Meek Mill” petition has circulated across social media and has accumulated over 120,000 signatures, passing to the 35,000 signature goal.
According to CBS 3, Philly rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, was sentenced to two to fours years in state prison by a Philadelphia judge for violating his five year probation term.
Taking place at the Common Pleas Court on Monday, Judge Genece E. Brinkley ruled the rapper to serve a minimum of two years in prison due to his recent arrests. In early March of this year, Mill was arrested for fighting at the St. Louis airport, and in August, he was arrested for reckless driving on a dirt bike in Manhattan. Both charges were dropped and he was prompted to perform community service for the Veterans Association in Philadelphia.
Meek Mill’s probation comes after serving eight months in prison in 2008, where he was convicted for drug possession and gun charges, and later released in 2009.
Meek Mill released his third studio album Wins & Losses in July.