Hundreds of people showed up in Philadelphia to rally against Meek Mill’s harsh sentencing. Macklemore was in the building, so was 76ers legend Julius “Dr. J.” Erving. But it was no surprise to see the MMG boss, Rick Ross, supporting his brother and artist.
Photos and videos of what appeared to be a successful, peaceful rally circulated all over social media. In one clip, Ross took a moment out from fighting injustice to address the crowd:
I’m here to support my brother Meek Mill. I want y’all to understand that if it take Meek Mill to draw this attention, we gonna use Meek Mill to draw this attention that is gonna speak for so many others.
Rick Ross in Philly protesting the sentencing of Meek Mill pic.twitter.com/v7EW7oAsVw
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) November 13, 2017
Many Philadelphia Eagles were in attendance in support of the Philly emcee including Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith, Jalen Mills and Wendell Smallwood.
@MeekMill ❗️ pic.twitter.com/GiziHMxn0I
— Jalen Mills (@greengoblin) November 13, 2017
The crowd held up signs that read: “We Support You Meek”, and even began chanting the well-known “Dreams and Nightmares” intro.
i’m covering the #FreeMeekMill rally in philly, crowd chanting “free Meek Mill “ and “fuck that judge” pic.twitter.com/P1VGzyQV0U
— Joshua Scott Albert (@jpegjoshua) November 13, 2017