TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- The campaign for Meek Mill’s freedom also popped up during the biggest football game of the year. At Super Bowl 52 earlier this month, the Philadelphia Eagles entered the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to Meek’s “Dreams and Nightmares.”
- Crowds in Philly were chanting “Free Meek Mill” after the game.
- European fans have always shown lots of love to American hip-hop artists.
- Music and sports both bring people together despite language barriers.
Meek Mill has received a steady stream of support ever since a judge sent him to prison for two to four years in November for parole violations -- and now he even has a fan in PeyongChang.
Tit Stante, a 19-year-old Slovenian Olympic snowboarder, offered his show of support to Meek during the men’s halfpipe qualifiers. While waiting for his score at the bottom of the hill, Stante showed off his board with #FreeMeekMill written on it.
James Harden, Colin Kaepernick, Reverend Al Sharpton and a string of hip hop artists -- including Drake, Rick Ross and Jay-Z -- have all called for Meek’s freedom.