For those who don't know, Meek Mill is a rapper and songwriter who started out his career in the rap battle scene. His debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, hit number two on the Billboard charts. In 2012, he started his own imprint at his label MMG, called Dream Chasers. However, unfortunately, many of his dreams were cut short thanks to a conviction over violating his parole in November of 2017.
Mills was arrested at only eighteen years old for firearm possession and assaulting a police officer. He was put on parole and was found to be in violation of it four times since 2008, the most recent time being for assaulting two pedestrians at an airport in St. Louis Missouri back in March of 2017. According to Billboard, the altercation occurred when two people approached Meeks asking for an autograph. When he refused, they got belligerent, and the situation only deteriorated from there. However, the charges were ultimately dropped in October of 2017. But that didn't stop sentencing when it came to the parole violation in relation to this airport incident, and on November 6th, 2017, he was sentenced to two to four years in state prison.
Of course, this has led to an outcry from music fans, and on Tuesday, Slovenian snowboarder, Tit Stante, delivered this message at the Olympics...
Many were glad that he was standing up...
However, there were those who thought that Meek deserved to be serving a sentence...
Which received this pushback...
And of course #freemeek is trending on Twitter...
No matter where one stands with Meek Mill, we can all agree that our criminal justice system has a long way to go in terms of doing right by people of color.
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