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Meek Mill has received an unlikely show of solidarity at the Winter Olympics

Meek Mill has received an unlikely show of solidarity from the Winter Olympics, after the jailed rapper’s name was written on the bottom of a snowboard.

As Slovenian snowboarder Tit Stante took part in the mens halfpipe qualifiers in Pyeongchang, South Korea, he lifted the underside of his board to reveal the message “#FreeMeekMill”.

After his run, Stante then lifted his board to reveal the message and grinned at international cameras as he did so.

You can see the moment in question below.

In 2017, ast week, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in jail for violating his probation on a 2008 gun and drug case.

The rapper was arrested  twice last year ear – for misdemeanour assault charges in March and reckless driving and reckless endangerment in August.

Although 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.

He has since been supported by Jay-Z and former rival Drake who have campaigned against his incarceration.

Another unlikely crossover between the Winter Olympics and music took place over the weekend, when German figure Paul Fentz opted to perform a routine that was soundtracked by a jazz cover of Oasis’ Wonderwall.

Reactions to the routine proved extremely divisive, with one Twitter user writing: “Someone at the Olympics is skating to a Harry Connick-like version of Wonderwall and even if you hate Oasis this is a crime.”

found for you by the Independence News Desk at
http://www.nme.com/news/music/meek-mill-has-received-an-unlikely-show-of-solidarity-at-the-winter-olympics-2241104


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