The rumours of rapper Meek Mill returning to the stage at the Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival this year was true after all. Moments before rapper Mill made a surprise entry on the stage, DJ Khaled addressed the crowd and said that they were going to experience something historic and iconic that night.
After Khaled sufficiently pumped up the crowd present at the festival, Meek appeared on the stage and performed a medley of his famous songs, ‘Ima Boss’, ‘Issues’, ‘On the Regular’ ‘1942 Flows and ‘Dreams and Nightmares.’ Later, Tory Lanez, Lil Baby and Gunna also joined him during the performance.
The crowd was all excited and happy seeing the rapper on stage for the first time since his release from prison in April on bail.
In November 2017, Meek got a two to a four-year prison sentence for violating his probation terms from the 2008 weapon and drug-related case he was arrested for. Even though he had served eight months in prison as a part of the original conviction, he was later served with many parole violations since the time of his release. The violations include him missing out on a drug test to making bookings for shows out of Philadelphia without having a judicial approval.
In the year 2013, Meek was ordered to attend etiquettes class, and in 2014, he was sent again to the prison for three to six months for some other minor violations, with his probation period being extended for five more years.
He had received orders of 90 days house arrest in 2016, with his probation period again getting extended until 2022. The sentences sparked a new conversation about discrimination in the judiciary system, with several people saying that the punishment was very severe. Many powerful personalities, such as Jay-Z, Al Sharpton, Rev among others were also seen raising calls for Meek’s release.