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Meek Mill has been allowed to leave the country. A judge has granted the Philly rapper the opportunity to tour Canada next month, All Hip Hop reports.

The trek will be short-lived, kicking off in Montreal in late February, and wrapping up in Vancouver four days later.

Last month, the 25-year-old father was barred from traveling to certain locations unless he was doing charity work. The restrictions stem from 2008 gun and drug charges. He was sentenced to eight months in jail and was freed in 2009, but remains on probation.

Meek’s other legal issues include suing Philadelphia police.  The “Amen” rapper was detained by officers last fall, and believes that he was purposely made a spectacle of, given his financial status. He asserts to have been held in custody for several hours while officers took pictures of him, images of which were posted to the ‘Net. “This is a problem that we have all over the country, particularly in the inner cities, and we know what happens, unfortunately,” Meek’s lawyer, Dennis J. Cogan told Hip-Hop Wired.  “This would have never have happened in certain neighborhoods. [It’s] just a guy driving an SUV in the inner city. He’s Black; he’s got two other Black men with him. One is an off duty cop from Ft. Lauderdale who was moonlighting, acting as a body guard, and the other one was a Senior Vice President from Warner Bros., so you’re dealing with legitimate people.”

For those in Canada, Meek’s tour begins February 20.


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