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Meek Mill Becomes First Rapper To Receive Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award


Meek Mill

Meek Mill shared a prestigious award with fans on Thursday (August 12). Meek is the only rapper to be awarded the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award.

Meek took to Instagram to show off the new hardware placed on his mantel. “Blessings..,” he wrote as the caption. “I got the ‘Nelson Mandela humanitarian award’ Thankyou Rip to the great Nelson Mandela. ‘I ain’t grow up playing ball I had a smith & western* because where I’m from it’s very hard to turn 27’ #survivors.”

The “Dreams and Nightmares” rapper received several congratulatory messages from famous friends such as Slim Thug, DC Young Fly, Miami Heat’s P.J. Tucker, record executive Steven Victor, and former NBA champion Stephen Jackson.

Meek has been an advocate for prison reform since getting released from prison in 2018. He teamed up with JAY-Z  and sports mogul, Michael Rubin to establish the REFORM Alliance to advocate for change in the probation and parole systems.

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