2017 has not been good to Meek Mill at all.
According to TMZ, the Philadelphia rapper has just been slapped with a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the December 2016 shooting at his concert in Wallinford, Connecticut, which led to the death of two men– 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, and 30-year-old Travis Ward.
The family of Graves are holding the rapper and his management company, Roc Nation, accountable for the death of their son because, according to them, they “allowed thugs to remain on the premises, after exhibiting disorderly, disruptive, argumentative, angry and/or agitated behavior toward patrons.”
The family of Travis Ward had filed a similar lawsuit against Meek and the concert venue earlier this year on grounds that they did not properly staff their security team, that they should have been prepared for potential violence considering the kind of music Meek makes, that it was this negligence that permitted such deadly shooting.
All of this comes to head at a time the rapper is serving 2-4 years in prison for probation violations.