Meek Mill sued the City of Philadelphia’s police department, but yesterday (May 1), he lost his case. The Philly rapper filed a lawsuit after a traffic stop led to a missed flight and lost sponsorship money.
According to Meek, the jury just couldn’t relate.
Reports Page Six:
“They ain’t from where I’m from,” Mill said softly of the jury after they reached their decision. “I [don’t] really expect them to understand what I go through.”
Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, grew up in North Philadelphia, where the stop occurred.
“I respect their decision, though,” he said.
A lead officer on the stop, Andre Boyer, was under investigation and would be fired the next year for lying to Internal Affairs about another traffic stop. Boyer had racked up more civilian complaints than any other city officer, Mill’s lawsuit said.
Police said they stopped the vehicle over its darkly tinted windows and smelled marijuana, but no drugs were found and no charges filed.
“I just feel like he did me wrong,” Mill said of Boyer.
Interestingly, the jury made sure to stress that both parties were wrong after the decision was read.
Meek sued for $400K in lost revenue and more for emotional distress. We’re willing to bet he’ll get that back with a new album and touring, though.