Meek Mill Says He & Trump Share The Same Lawyer: "He Graduated To The Streets"

Meek Mill notices one similarity between himself and the former president.

BYAron A.
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Trump is winning Meek Mill over these days. It won’t take more than a Google search to uncover all of Meek’s opinions toward the former president over the years. However, he’s given Trump his dues when needed. Donald’s support during A$AP Rocky’s arrest in Sweden earned praise from the Philadelphia rapper but prior to that, Meek also helped lead anti-Trump protests ahead of the 2016 election. Overall, it seems like Meek’s disdain for the former president isn’t as strong as it once was.

The former president and the Dream Chasers head honcho apparently share attorneys. Trump is currently facing 34 felony counts related to business fraud with Joe Tacopina leading the defense. Tacopina, however, has strong ties to the hip-hop community at large. He previously represented Meek and helped him overturn his 2008 gun and drug conviction, which, in turn, helped the rapper’ launch his efforts for criminal justice reform. Needless to say, Tacopina has a high success rate in the courtroom, which Meek believes will help Trump these days.

“Trump Graduated To The Streets”

On Tuesday, Donald Trump appeared in court where he pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts against him. As pictures and videos of Trump’s presence in New York City began to circulate, Meek seemed shocked that he and the former president shared the same attorney. The rapper shared a photo of Trump in court along with a caption that read, “Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts in his indictment.” In response, Meek said, “Trump graduated to the streets…sharing criminal lawyers [with us]…Joe Tactical.”

Shortly after Trump’s indictment, Tacopina spoke to Today where he expressed confidence in the case. He said that the case will likely be dismissed before it heads to court when asked if they would have a fair jury. “I feel that we’re not going to get to a jury,” he said. “I think this case is going to fall on its merits on legal challenges well before we get to a jury.” Still, he didn’t comment on whether or not they would have a fair jury if the case moves forward. We’ll keep you posted on any more updates regarding Trump’s indictment. Check out Meek Mill’s comments above. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.