PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hip-hop star Meek Mill is getting his own day in the City of Brotherly Love! The city has designated March 14 as “Meek Mill Day.”READ MORE: Rutgers Suspends 2 Football Players After Paintball Shooting
City Council President Darrell Clarke made the announcement during Thursday morning’s city council meeting.
Mill is being lauded for his contributions as a musical artist and criminal justice reform advocate.READ MORE: Course Changes, New Finish Line Announced For 2021 Blue Cross Broad Street Run
“The one time that my City of Philadelphia showed me support was the one time I came out of prison and I want to show the support back and do it for the people that actually stood up for me. That means a lot,” said Mill.
State Sen. Sharif Street also honored Meek with a state level proclamation.
The weekend of March 15 through March 17 has been designated as “Meek Mill Weekend.”MORE NEWS: 27-Year-Old Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting, Police Say
Mill served time in prison for violating probation, prompting a nationwide debate about the justice system and the fairness of sentencing standards.