Jay-Z, per usual, put on one hell of a show in Philadelphia (Dec. 1) at his 4:44 Tour concert. Home to many popular dishes and historical landmarks, but only second to the hometown of Meek Mill. The Brooklyn-native took his spotlight performance to support Meek on the recent injustice of his jail sentence.
“The man is in jail for doing really, for breaking up a fight,” Hov told the crowd. This is in reference to the incident back in March where Meek was charged with assault at a St. Louis airport. The Philly MC was later sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation.
Hov, along with the crowd and die-hard fans of Meek, joined in unison as they chanted “Free Meek Mill!” The hype didn’t stop there. He went to play Meek’s number one single “Dreams and Nightmares,” which made the whole stadium go wild! Many of them were holding signs that read, “Justice4Meek.”
Jay-Z is no stranger to the situation Meek is facing, telling The New York Times that “our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day.” Jay has been pretty transparent about race, politics, his marriage in recent interviews because of his revealing 4:44 album. Watch Jigga’s latest interview where rapper and music mogul discusses therapy, marriage and politics with The New York Times’s executive editor.