PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Meek Mill wears a lot of hats: rapper, criminal justice reform advocate and now a co-owner of Lids — the well-known retailer of hats and licensed sports products. He revealed the news Wednesday in an interview with Business Insider, which reported the rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, will lead the company’s creative strategy.
And, if you’re a fan of Mill, Lids, or both, keep your eyes peeled in August: the outlet reported he’ll release a limited-edition line of hats.READ MORE: Justice Department Proposal Making It Harder To Buy Parts To Make Ghost Guns Brings Hope To Fighting Philly's Epidemic
“I’ve been shopping at Lids my whole life, wearing hats, fitteds, of course, fitted hats and caps, all types of hats,” Mill said in the interview. “In our culture, it’s been a big thing. So, it was something I ain’t have to think twice about and always believed in, that it’ll work.”READ MORE: Man Shot In Head, Killed In Logan, Philadelphia Police Say
Lids was founded in 1995, and is partly owned by the sports retailer Fanatics.
Michael Rubin is the executive chairman of Fanatics and co-owner of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. Mill is from Philadelphia and a supporter of the 76ers, and the two have a close relationship. Rubin even visited Mill in prison and flew him by helicopter to a game after he was released from prison.MORE NEWS: Craft Beer Among New Additions To Burlington County Farmers Market's 15th Season
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