Meek Mill fights accusation that his lyrics promote violence with Bruce Springsteen quote

He points to a line from 'Sherry Darling'

Meek Mill has defended himself from the accusation that his lyrics promote violence by quoting Bruce Springsteen.

Mill, 30, is currently being sued for wrongful death by the families of two men who were killed outside his concert in Connecticut last December.

Four people were shot outside the venue, which the plaintiffs claim had negligent and insufficient security.

They also believe Mill’s music is to blame for the shootings, with the rapper using song titles such as ‘Body Count’ and ‘Ooh Kill ‘Em’.

However, TMZ claims to have obtained documents filed by Mill defending himself from this accusation with a lyric from Springsteen’s ‘Sherry Darling’.

Hypothesising a situation where a woman might be injured outside a Springsteen concert by a drunk driver, Mill asks: “Could she sue Springsteen because his songs contain lyrics like, ‘Well, I got some beer and the highway’s free’?’”

The venue, Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, is also named as a defendant in the case, which it is claimed was “grossly understaffed” for the December 30 concert.

Meek Mill was last week granted a bail hearing after he was sentenced to two to four years for violating his probation on a 2008 gun and drug case.

 

He was arrested twice this year, once for reckless driving and once for reckless endangerment.

Whilst the charges have since been dropped, they triggered a review of Mill’s probation, with the judge citing a failed drug test and failure to comply with a court order restricting travel.

On November 19, longtime rival Drake declared his support for Mill, after praising an audience member wearing a ‘FREE MEEK MILL’ t-shirt at his concert in Melbourne, Australia.