Meek Mill’s rap rival Drake has thrown his support behind the imprisoned Philadelphia emcee, telling a crowd at a recent tour stop in Australia that the justice system ought to “Free Meek Mill” to avoid a 2 to 4-year prison sentence recently handed down by a Philadelphia judge for probation violations.
Drake was in Melbourne on Sunday as part of his ongoing Boy Meets World tour when, as Pitchfork reports, he spotted a fan wearing a “Free Meek Mill” t-shirt.
“Free Meek Mill,” Drake said. “You right.” A video posted to Twitter captured the exchange:
Drake says “FREE MEEK MILL” while in Australia pic.twitter.com/FEwBPrEbGr
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That’s quite the dip in animosity between the two. Back in 2015, the pair entered into a bitter beef after Mill accused Drake of using a ghostwriter on the pair’s track “R.I.C.O.,” off of Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money. A number of diss tracks followed, including Drake hits “Charged Up” and “Back to Back.”
The feud has since been solved. Drake told Pitchfork earlier this year that the situation was “not something that I’m proud of.”
“It took just as much of an emotional toll on me,” Drake said.
Mill, meanwhile, has garnered support from other mainstream artists and celebrities, including rap mogul Jay-Z, who called the sentence from Judge Genece Brinkley “unjust and heavy-handed” in a Facebook posting following Mill’s sentencing. Last week, supporters rallied in Philly to draw awareness to Mill’s case.
Mill’s camp, meanwhile, has been working to get the rapper out of prison and is currently appealing his sentence. The rapper has also filed a legal motion to recuse Judge Brinkley from the case.