Sharpton went to Instagram moments after their sit-down and promised to make things right.
"Al Sharpton met with #MeekMill behind bars, and says the rapper told him he wanted to serve as a vessel of change for others who are wrongly imprisoned … like he is now. Al appeared Monday alongside Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, to address his prison visit with the guy he promised to help, and he says Meek wants him to help shed a light on a broken criminal justice system. Al says Meek is also determined to be a voice for the voiceless. The civil rights leader explained that Meek appears determined, strong and without a trace of bitterness after being sentenced to prison for 2 to 4 years for violating his probation … violations that Al says weren't pursued as crimes, but punished as such, regardless. He also talked about his time going to bat for Tupac Shakur in the '90s to help get him out of solitary confinement, explaining how he's the right guy to help Meek fight his case now.Sounds like Al's officially in Meek's corner." #TMZ
Earlier in the day, buzz developed about Sharpton coming to Meek’s defense.
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton is expected to visit Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill in a Chester, Delaware County prison on Monday. The hip hop star’s attorneys claim the judge’s sentence was too harsh, adding that the District Attorney’s office did not recommend any jail time for the probation violation. (6 ABC News)
A few days ago, NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick shared a message to fans from Meek.
Spoke to Meek Mill & he wanted ppl to know regardless of his unjust situation, he’s in good spirits & humbled by the support the people have shown him. We'll continue to fight against the harsh sentencing practices that have affected Meek & millions of other POC for generations.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 20, 2017
Recently, NBA champion LeBron James showed his support for Meek.