Rick Ross visited Philadelphia in full support of Monday’s rally for Meek Mill’s freedom. Philly’s finest were in attendance to support their native brother, including, PNB Rock, Macklemore and 76ers legend Julius “Dr. J.” Erving. 76ers co-owner, Michael Rubin said he is “personally invested” in helping Meek.
Despite the outpour of support, the Philly rapper remains locked away in solitary confinement. The “We Ball” rapper is now being asked to respond to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from May.
According to TMZ, the families of victims: Travis Ward, 31, and Nathan Mitchell, 25, is requesting a judge rule in their favor regarding a wrong death lawsuit. They’re asking Meek to submit written responses under oath to their questions within the next thirty days. The deceased men were shot and killed outside the Toyota Oakdale Theatre after a concert in Wallingford, CT on on December 30 2016.
The lawsuit refers to Meek’s fans as “thugs,”claiming they are the ones responsible for the violence. Live Nation, who runs the venue is also named in the lawsuit, claims the victim’s family is “stooping to racial stereotypes” by calling the fans thugs. The families’ lawyer Joe Faxon said “the families of those shot at the concert agree Mr. Mill meets the definition of a thug”.
Furthermore, they claim the violent lyrics attracted those individuals in the first place and even quoting some of Meek Mill’s lyrics. However, Meek has since denied any involvement with what occurred that evening.
Keep your eyes pealed for more details on this wrongful death lawsuit.