Meek Mill got done in by Instagram.
Meek Mill has been arrested on charges of reckless endangerment after riding his dirtbike at high speeds through the streets of New York City. According to TMZ, the rapper was snagged on Thursday evening after someone reported him Wednesday evening for riding dangerously and popping wheelies.
Since the arrest, both the report from the NYPD and the bodycam footage of Meek being arrested have made their way onto the internet. Read on to see that footage.
Making A Case
Police say that they gathered evidence for their case against Mill by trolling his social media accounts, where he had apparently posted video of his riding.
The report says that police conducted a “social media canvas in regards to a 911 call” and found “several Instagram posts” that show “a group of motorcycles and quads riding through the confines of the 34th precinct [Washington Heights in Manhattan] riding without helmets, performing ‘wheelies’ and disobeying NYC traffic laws.”
“The actions of the risk of grave injury and or possible death to pedestrians and other motor vehicle operations (sic),” the report continues. “One of the individuals performing wheelies in the videos is identified as music artist/performer ‘Meek Mill’ who’s real name os possibly Robert Rihmeek Williams. This individual is observed in several videos.”
In addition to the report and the body cam footage, video of Meek’s arrest from a third-party observing on the street has also been uploaded to Instagram. Take a look at that up top.
Watch the Footage
Watch the incriminating video captured from Meek’s Instagram, courtesy of TMZ. Meek comes from Philadelphia, a city that has developed a massive inner-city dirtbike culture, just like Baltimore and New Orleans. Unfortunately, NYPD don’t have the same hands-off attitude as the departments in those cities, which allows massive gatherings of stunting dirtbikers to assemble on city streets. They quickly shut down Meek and friends good time and locked the artist up over it.
One Meek Mill fan page was particularly incensed, thinking that Meek was being punsihed for performing his track “Young Black America” on Fallon.
“There is no way y’all arrest Meek Mill for something as small as riding a dirt bike,” Meek Mill News wrote in an Instagram caption. “Mind you they only confiscate your bike, the don’t follow arrest so for them to use that a a bullsh*t excuse it’s ridiculous! The system stays trying to throw bs on the man because of his name! He’ll get out on bond or they’ll just let him go still crazy he might miss Jimmy Fallon tonight if it wasn’t pre-recorded smdh. I just find it funny that when he’s set to perform ‘Young Black America’ on national TV they pull this type of card to stop it!”
What do you think? Was Meek Mill targeted because of his name? Or was this the same thing that would happen to anyone who posted their illegal riding to Instagram? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.