Both artists have joined 76ers owner 76ers owner Michael Rubin, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Daniel Loeb, Michael E. Novogratz, Robert F. Smith, and Clara Wu Tsai to form a new criminal justice organizations.
Both Jay-Z and Meek Mill have very outspoken about standing up for criminal reform. Meek became an activist after being sentenced to 2-4 years for violating probation after receiving a ticket for popping wheelies on a four-wheeler.
“We go straight to jail,” the Philly native. “People like myself, we actually get the bad end of the stick. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be punished for criminal activity, or you should not go to jail if you commit a crime, but probation was designed for one to help better themselves.”
Rubin and Meek Mill became friends during the 2014 NBA All-Star game. Rubin was there to pick up Meek after his case was thrown out.
“I just think he’s a good-hearted person being that he’s somebody worth billions of dollars and still uses his resources to stand up for people who don’t have the money to be able to fight the errors of the criminal justice system.”