Meek Mill was arrested in New York City on Thursday night and charged with reckless endangerment, law enforcement officials confirmed.
The “1942 Flow” rapper, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, is currently behind bars in NYC awaiting bond after being taken into custody, TMZ reported. Meek Mill was pulled over by cops in the Big Apple at around 11 p.m. on Thursday (August 17) after someone made a 911 call about a group of people riding dangerously on a street and doing wheelies on motorcycles.
Law Enforcement officials say they were monitoring social media and noticed Meek Mill among the group of men riding a motorcycle without a helmet, so they were able to track him down and pull him over. He was cuffed and brought into the Upper Manhattan Precinct for question where he was charged with reckless endangerment which is a misdemeanor. Meek reportedly documented a portion of his running with the cops on Instagram Live, perhaps as a means of protecting himself from any danger through his contact with the police.
In the below video, you can hear the arresting officer questioning Meek Mill about riding his motorcycle recklessly and Meek apparently telling the cop that he doesn’t know what he is talking about because he doesn’t even own a motorcycle. Cops pulled over the Philly rapper at the intersection of 10th Avenue and Dykman Street just moments after watching the video on social media. Meek will likely get bail by day break, but he may just earn himself some new legal troubles, given that he was on probation and even served time on house arrest last year for violating said probation.
Meek Mill’s new album Wins & Losses was released on July 21st. The project was released with 17 tracks and featured other rappers on the guest list like Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Future, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Verse Simmonds, Quavo, and Teyana Taylor.