News of Meek Mill’s prison sentence has everyone weighing in on America’s unjust court system.
On Tuesday, Eva Marcille shared an image on Instagram that read, “When they posting free Meek Mill, but won’t go out and vote for the new district attorney.”
The image included the caption, “What Meek is facing is absolutely horrible and completely unfair… we as a people have power. We must vote in order to put and keep judges and DA’s in office that care about US. Today is Election Day for local elections and judges are on the ballot…. do your part!!”
Marcille’s post caught the attention of R&B singer Tank, whose comment left many fans scratching their heads. “Meek has garnered a love and admiration from his people which is why they cry out for him,” Tank responded. “Politicians have to do the same.”
“The education of voting has not been taught as well as the education of rap and lifestyle,” he continued.
Now, he’s clarifying the statement in a new video.
Tank claims he doesn’t want Meek to go to jail, but the no one really knows the nuances of the case. And, while Tank has declared “Free Meek,” rapper Joe Budden doesn’t feel bad for the Philly rapper.
During Complex’s “Everyday Struggle,” Budden said, “I don’t see anybody on Twitter, Black Twitter, Instagram, any little apps that people deem to be cool, young, networking, socializing apps talking about Election Day. But, everybody’s talking about Meek. So, let’s talk about Meek. I don’t feel bad for Meek at all.”
Other celebrities, like JAY-Z and Kevin Hart, have come to Meek’s defense since the rapper was handed a minimum two-year sentence for violating his probation. Hov called the sentence “unjust and heavy handed.”