Even Drake knows Meek should be free
Meek Mill is getting some support from a highly unlikely place. Given their history, we never thought we’d be typing this but you can add Drake to the long list of celebrities, fans and activists who have come out to call Meek Mill heading back to prison unjust.
The rapper is perhaps the one person most responsible for the way in which Meek Mill is viewed currently. The thrashing he gave Meek during their back-and-forth beef and the lackluster response from the Philly rapper gave Meek an aura of losing that he’s yet to fully shake. But even the “Back To Back” rapper had to admit that Mill doesn’t belong in prison over two cases that were dropped thanks to a crime he committed when he wasn’t even old enough to drink.
The slide over to Meek’s side happened during Drake’s tour stop in Melbourne, Australia. While he was doing crowd work and pointing out individuals around him, he noticed a fan wearing gear urging authorities to let Meek go home.
“I see you with the Adidas, three stripes,” he began.
“I see you got the ‘Free Meek Mill’ T-shirt,” he added. “Free Meek Mill too. You right,” he adds.
Joining The Wave
Drake isn’t the only star speaking out on Meek’s behalf. Jay-Z wrote an op-ed in the New York Times decrying the decision to send Mill away over an eight-month sentence handed down nearly 11 years ago.
“Meek was around 19 when he was convicted on charges relating to drug and gun possession, and he served an eight-month sentence. Now he’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life. For about a decade, he’s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside.”
Jigga went on to call the entirety of the probation system unjust, using the high-profile incarceration to advocate for the end of post-prison punishments. The rapper said he was inspired to speak out thanks to “The specifics of Meek’s case.” He continued:
“But it’s time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day. The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison. Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison.”
See The Video
Drake’s “Free Meek” shout-out is the second time in as many weeks that the rapper has gone viral for something he said at a show. He recently threatened a man in the crowd at a Sydney show after Drake saw him groping women around him.
“Yo, stop that s**t,”he yelled at the man. “If you don’t stop touching girls, I’m gonna come out there and f**k you up.”
The move was met with cheers from the audience and wider praise from the internet, who held up Drake’s reaction as the sort of thing that all men should do if they see another man acting inappropriately.
Check out the video of Drake supporting Meek up top. What do you think? Does this mean the beef between the two is officially over? Is what happened to Meek just that unjust that even his enemies can see it? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.