Meek Mill has been vocal about his support for fellow rapper Tory Lanez, who is currently facing charges for shooting Megan Thee Stallion last summer. At the recent Rolling Loud festival, Mill took the stage and declared, “Free Tory Lanez!” His comments sparked a wave of criticism from fans and critics alike, who took issue with Mill’s seemingly dismissive attitude towards the charges.
In response to the backlash, Mill took to Twitter to defend his comments. He argued that his statement was not meant to be a dismissal of the charges, but rather a call for justice. Mill wrote, “I was not making light of the situation and I am not taking sides. I am in support of justice and equality.” He went on to say, “I understand how my comments could be viewed in a different light and I take full responsibility.”
Mill’s comments come at a time when many are questioning the criminal justice system and the way it treats people of color. Lanez is a Black artist, and his case has brought to light the disproportionate amount of scrutiny that Black people often face in the justice system. Many have argued that Lanez is being unfairly targeted because of his race, and that the charges against him are too severe.
Mill’s comments have been seen as a sign of solidarity with Lanez, and a way of standing up for justice and equality. His comments also serve as a reminder that we must continue to question the criminal justice system and the way it treats people of color.
The Rolling Loud festival has become a platform for artists to speak out on social and political issues, and Mill’s comments are a sign of the times. As the fight for justice and equality continues, it is important for artists to use their platform to bring attention to these issues. Mill’s comments are a reminder that we must continue to push for a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system.