In recent years, Meek Mill has become better known for his brushes with the law than his music. On continued probation since a 2007 arrest for possession of a firearm, he was last year sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his parole by performing a dirt-bike wheelie in New York. The apparent incongruity between this act and Mill’s arrest spawned the widespread hashtag campaign #FreeMeekMill, a New York Times op-ed penned by Jay-Z advocating prison reform, and a petition for the rapper’s release that received over 400,000 signatures. Mill was released in April after serving five months.
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[This piece was published on 7/12/18]