Jay-Z and Russell Simmons are teaming up to support a rally in New Jersey in hopes to stop violence.
The “Stop the Violence” rally, which is scheduled to take place this weekend, is a reaction to the shocking news about the seven-year-old, who was assaulted by seven men, ranging in age from 13 to 20 years-old on March 28 after being sold to the men by her 15-year old sister.
The rally which will be hosted by Russell Simmons will also feature support by Rev. Al Sharpton and other community leaders as well as Jay-Z.
In addition to Jay-Z and Russell Simmons, rappers Ludacris, Chuck D. and Trenton’s own Wise Intelligent of the Poor Righteous Teachers will deliver taped messages to attendees.
As previously reported, police have arrested five men believed to be involved with the crime and they are still looking for two more rapists, who allegedly also forcibly penetrated the young girl.
The “Stop the Violence” rally is scheduled to take place on Saturday (April 10th) at 7:00 PM at The Lighthouse Outreach ministry. The rally is free and open to the public tickets are available at the Lighthouse Outreach Ministry in Trenton.
According to published reports, the 15-year-old’s grandmother has stated that the family is now receiving death threats from local gangs. Prosecutors believe that all involved will be likely tried as adults.