AceShowbiz - Meek Mill will make his official post-prison concert comeback at the 2018 Hot 97 Summer Jam gig in New Jersey. The June 10 show will mark the "Dreams and Nightmares" hitmaker's first official live performance of the year, after serving more than five months behind bars for a probation violation before he was released on bail in April.
Organizers behind the annual Summer Jam have also announced plans to support Meek's efforts for criminal justice reform by donating $10,000 to the Justice League NYC task force. "We are happy to welcome our man Meek Mill to the Summer Jam stage," Hot 97 DJ Ebro Darden announced on Thursday, May 17. "He has been through hell and what he needs is mad love and our continued support."
"It feel good to be back and free in front of the motherf**kin' people (sic)," he told the crowd. "I want to say thank you for everyone who supported Meek Milly. They tried to take my freedom. They tried to crush my dreams. But now we in Miami glowing the f**k up (making a huge transformation). Let's get it."
During the unexpected appearance, Meek delivered renditions of "Dreams and Nightmares", "On the Regular", "Ima Boss", and "1942 Flows" as the audience cheered. He also teamed up with Lanez for their collaboration, "Litty".
Meanwhile, Meek is continuing the fight to have his original 2008 conviction for drug and gun charges dismissed after two of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officers who testified against the MC in his decade-old case were named in a local corruption scandal.
He is due back in court next month.