Meek Mill literally can’t catch a break. As he sits in prison riding out his two-to-four year sentence, a Houston native has thrown her lawsuit onto the pile of Meek’s lawyer’s things-to-do.
According to the suit, the “All Eyes on You” rapper allegedly punched a women named Cree Melvin in the face during an appearance at Dreams Lounge in Houston. The documents explain that while Meek was arguing with Dreams Lounge’s owner, he kept bumping into Melvin. When Melvin let Meek know that he was pushing her, she claims Meek yelled that he was “a made ni–a” before punching her.
So, Melvin is suing the rapper for damages that resulted from the assault and battles. A specific amount has not been disclosed.
This news comes behind word that Meek is being hit with a wrongful death suit.
Following a 2016 performance, Meek Mill’s name was tossed into headlines after two male concertgoers were killed outside of the event. Around midnight, shortly after the December concert ended, authorities received a call reporting that someone had been shot in the leg.
The police arrived outside of the Oakdale Theatre in Connecticut, where Meek performed, to find four victims. Two men were shot, receiving non-life threatening injuries, while two others died. The victims were taken to a local hospital, but they were declared dead upon arrival.
Though authorities never linked the violence to Meek Mill himself — and though the incident reportedly happened as the Philly rapper was leaving the venue — the family victim Jaquan Graves filed a motion to sue the rapper and his label, Roc Nation. According to the lawsuit, Meek and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation “allowed thugs to remain on the premises, after exhibiting disorderly, disruptive, argumentative, angry and/or agitated behavior toward patrons.”
For anyone who’s counting… The Philly rapper is apart of three legal situations. Cree Melvin’s assault, Jaquan Graves’ wrongful death, and Judge Genice Brinkley’s FBI investigation.
After Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, loudly called Brinkley’s motives and judgment into questioning during a Billboard interview, the FBI had to step in. The attorney didn’t mince words as he talked about Brinkley showing up during Meek’s community service, asking him to write a song for her, and trying to discuss his management with him.
Tacopina also made sure to tell Billboard that Meek is not allowing this to break his spirt before saying that he himself would continue to fight the sentencing. “Ah, he’s a strong kid,” Tacopina began. He continued,
“He knows he has a bunch of people fighting for him. I mean, what this has done is spur outage. Mike Rubin [part-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers] was going absolutely wild. JAY-Z is out there going absolutely wild. People who are very powerful in that community are not going to stand there and take that. There’s going to be a real sort of powerful and strong response.”
Tacopina wasn’t lying either. Meek’s rally in Philadelphia proved that the rapper had a strong support system. NBA legend Julius Erving, music icon Rick Ross, and Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins, who posted about the event on Twitter beforehand, showed up to the protest to show their support alongside dozens of fans.
Jay-Z literally could not stop talking about the injustice Meek was going through. He used his 4:44 tour as a platform to show his concern for the rapper.
“If you give me two seconds… I’ve got to say something about a young man by the name of Meek Mill,” Jay said in the middle of performing in Dallas. “He caught a charge when he was, like, 19. He’s 30 now; he’s been on probation for 11 years. F–king 11 years. Judge gave him two-to-four years because he got arrested for being on a bike and popping a f–king wheelie.”
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