Meek Mill’s hometown, the city of Philadelphia has given the rapper his own weekend to honour him for his works of philanthropy in criminal justice reform.

The Official ceremony marking this honour was held on March 14th where the city’s councilman Kenyatta Johnson applauded the rapper for “using his platform as a method of positivity for young people.”

The city’s resolution notes Meek as a multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist and entrepreneur who has been “entrapped in the criminal justice system and shuffled through the prison system over technical probation violations — all despite maintaining his innocence.” Meek’s 2017 incarceration sparked the #FreeMeekMill movement that ultimately led to him being freed on bail in April 2018.

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