Hov honored the hometown hero as he fights for his freedom.
Fans at the show were said to be holding signs that echoed Jay’s sentiments including “Free Meek Mill,” “Justice4Meek,” and “Probation Is A Trap,” the last of which comes from Hov’s aforementioned NYT piece.
— MINA SAYWHAT (@MinaSayWhat) December 2, 2017
Jay also spoke out in support of Colin Kaepernick, whose Jersey he wore during his performance on SNL last month. “[Kaepernick’s protest] is not about the flag,” he said. “That shit is not about inanimate objects. It’s about people dying. It’s about young people leaving their house and never coming back home. And it’s not a black and white issue. It’s a human issue. Everybody should be fighting that.”
Before the show, Philadelphia 76ers players including Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, as well as Trey Songz and Yo Gotti were seen backstage wearing “Stand With Meek Mill” hoodies. Embiid reportedly visited Meek in prison earlier this week.
— Team JAY-Z BR (@99jayzbr) December 2, 2017