Drake backs former rival Meek Mill over prison sentence

“Free Meek Mill. You right.”

Drake has sided with former rival Meek Mill over the latter’s current troubles with the US judicial system.

Last week, Meek Mill was granted a bail hearing after he was sentenced to two to four years in jail for violating his probation on a 2008 gun and drug case. The rapper has been arrested twice this year – for misdemeanour assault charges in March and reckless driving and reckless endangerment in August – and while the charges for those two arrests have since been dropped, the incidents led to this review of his probation, in which the judge cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel.

Now, Drake appears to have shelved his longstanding beef with Meek Mill, after a show in Melbourne, Australia saw Drizzy point out a member of the crowd in a ‘Free Meek Mill’ t-shirt. “Free Meek Mill. You right,” he stated on-stage.

Check out a video of the incident below.

Drake and Meek Mill’s beef has been ongoing since 2015, when the latter accused Drake of employing a ghostwriter for their collaborative track ‘R.I.C.O.’ The claims led to the pair exchanging diss tracks and barbed jibes over the course of several months. Drake then defended himself, claiming, “music is a collaborative process.”

Speaking about the beef earlier this year, Drake expressed some regret, and called the endeavour “embarrassing”.

“I respect revenge when it’s warranted. It’s not something that I’m proud of because it took just as much of an emotional toll on me – maybe not as much as it did on him – but you always gotta hear about it… and just seeing people get so riled up on negativity, it doesn’t feel great… It was just embarrassing to witness, you know? If he had revealed some huge thing, you know, you woulda heard a lot more people, peers of mine chime in,” he explained.