Prosecutors Say Meek Mill’s Conviction Should Be Overturned

Meek Mill (full name: Robert Rihmeek Williams) is a 30-year-old rapper from Philadelphia. He’s best known for his debut LP, ‘Dreams and Nightmares.’ He also made headlines for numerous artistic and personal feuds with other performers, most notably Canadian rapper Drake. He also had a long relationship with Nicki Minaj.

Why’s he in jail?

This is a complicated question. You know how in Les Miserables, Jean Valjean is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread, and ends up being there for 19 years because he tried to escape a few times and fought some guards, thus extending his incarceration and rendering it extremely disproportionate to the original crime? Meek’s supporters would kind of liken it to that.
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