Rapper Meek Mill was arrested on reckless endangerment charges last Thursday night, accused of riding an illegal dirt bike and posting a clip of it on Instagram. Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams 30 years old was busted at about 10:15 Pm at the corner of 10th Ave and Dyckman St. An NYPD spokesman told Mill was seen on Instagram, with no helmet, popping wheelies, in Inwood, Wednesday at about 8:23 Pm. Several of Mill’s fans on Instagram told he broadcasted a live stream on Instagram after cops stopped him.
“It was on his live (( POLICE LITERALLY PULLED HIM OVER AND HE TURNED HIS LIVE ON. Cop said wasn’t that you doing wheelies or whatever yesterday on the bikes. Meek goes what r u talking about and he goes wasn’t that u and they pulled him out the car. He is detained! ))) smh free meek” wrote one fan, “iamkadejah_.”
The alleged posts showing him on a dirt bike couldn’t be found on his Instagram account late Thursday night. His lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, told he was being singled out because of his celebrity. “That level of investigation is normally reserved for heinous crimes, not for petty offenses like doing a wheelie on the street where you’re endangering no one’s life but your own” Tacopina told. Tacopina claims police saw his client doing stunt Wednesday but did nothing at time. Instead, they analyzed a video, then picked him up while he was attending a nearby children’s basketball clinic. “It really stinks of obvious targeting an individual who is a celebrity and maybe who law enforcement don’t like, and it’s not what the system is supposed to be about” Tacopina added. He alleges prosecutors may seek felony reckless endangerment charges. “If his name was John Smith, he wouldn’t have even been arrested. You could go to 110th St and Dyckman right now and you’ll see 10 kids popping wheelies on their bikes. Nobody gets arrested” the lawyer said.