Meek Mill arrested
Rapper Meek Mill was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment on Thursday night (Aug 17), after police caught him riding an allegedly illegal dirt bike through New York.
According to Law enforcement, the 30-year-old musician was posing a danger to pedestrians and other vehicles on the street.
Meek Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, first caught cops’ attention when he posted videos of himself performing “wheelies” – a vehicle manoeuvre where the front tyre comes off the ground as the force is entirely on the rear wheel – in Inwood on Wednesday night at around 8.23pm on his Instagram page. The video showed Mill without a helmet and putting himself and others at great risk of injury as he performed the stunt.
Mill reportedly documented a portion of his running with the cops on Instagram Live, perhaps as a means of protecting himself from any danger through his contact with the police. In the video, the rapper can be heard telling officers he was coming from a basketball game.
To that statement, a policeman starts asking him about Wednesday’s dirt biking, saying “You weren’t riding around with a motorcycle yesterday? I got pictures of you, I got videos of running up and down.”
At this point Mill manages to avoid answering the question but tells officers he has the right to be treated with the same respect as anyone else. As the video nears its conclusion, the officer can be overheard saying “Cuff him up”.
Meek Mill is currently in police custody. Sources tell us Meek is being held for questioning in an Upper Manhattan Precinct after being taken in for the alleged stunt.