Thousands of Fans Protest Meek Mill's Sentencing as FBI Begins Probe

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Meek Mill received the prison sentence after multiple probation violations that include an arrest involving ATV riding charges in NY and for an altercation at a St. Louis airport earlier this year. The letter was written three days prior to Meek Mill's sentencing.

Meek Mill was arrested twice this year, once for his involvement in a fight and the other for reckless endangerment after riding his dirt bike without a helmet.

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. "Please know that I am devoted to his future and to making sure that he accomplishes the goals that you have set forth for him. I truly believe that such a sentence would destroy his future".

A poster to get the word out about the event said: "Our criminal justice system has failed Meek Mill and millions of others like him".

Rozay & the supporters gathered outside of the Criminal Justice Center, where they chanted "Free Meek" and even sang along to his "Dreams and Nightmares" record, the intro and title track off the Philly rapper's debut album.

Over the last 24 hours, various high-profile entertainers showed their support for today's Philadelphia rally.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins and Philadelphia 76ers' legend Julius Erving are among those expected to attend.

Mill has also found support beyond Philadelphia.

The letter, obtained by Sports Illustrated's The Crossover, includes Rubin's impassioned plea to Judge Genece E. Brinkley before Mill's sentencing. Mill's lawyer Joe Tacopina told the site that he's filing the motions because he claims the judge has a personal vendetta against Mill.

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