In his latest song, rapper Jay Z mentions #freemeek, and now Meek Mill is free! Do we have Jay Z to thank? We’re not entirely sure but reports on Mills release are quite the buzz today. Before his arrest, Mill was often seen courtside at Sixers games; so, it was only fitting that he celebrated his release there. He was seen pictured with fellow Sixers fan and comedian Kevin Hart.
Meek Mill received widespread support from fellow rappers, celebrities and sports stars amid his incarceration. In fact, 76ers centre Joel Embiid visited Mill in prison. Embiid said: “when he was in jail, I went to visit him, and he wasn’t feeling good. You could tell he was trying to hold on.”
Support for Mill sparked the #freemeek and spread beyond the Sixers. In fact, in the run-up to the 2018 Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles declared one of his songs as their unofficial anthem. Even the Super Bowl runners-up supported him, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, visited Mill in prison. Both NFL teams tweeted their reactions to the good news.
About Meek Mill
The Philadelphia born rapper’s real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams and he’s no stranger to the casino and gambling world. In fact, the 30-year-old was pictured high rolling at a casino for his birthday. While his gambling at casinos raked in cash, his gamble on violating his probation didn’t pay off.
Mill was arrested in November 2017 after failing a drug test; added to this were allegations that he had travelled out of a designated region. In addition, the arresting officer claimed Mill had pointed a gun at the police. Since his arrest, his legal team waged a battle to #freemeek on bail and on Tuesday they won!
Mill released the following statement on his Twitter account: “I’d like to thank god, my family and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragements during this difficult time. In his statement, he addressed the District Attorneys office in Philadelphia saying: “I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. I understand that many people of colour across the country don’t have that luxury, and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.” Mill concluded with his “plan to overturn this unwarranted conviction” and resuming his music career.
Now that the Dreams and Nightmares rapper is free, we could be seeing plenty of him courtside as it is NBA playoff season.
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