Meek Mill is asking a judge to let him off in the case accusing him of being responsible for a man killed outside one of his shows, saying the evidence shows the victim was a participant in the shooting.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Meek is denying all allegations of wrongdoing for the 2016 shooting outside one his concert that killed a man named Jaquan Graves.
The rapper also denies Graves’ family claim that at the time of the shooting, Graves was “unarmed and did not contribute to, incite or in any fashion participate in the melee.” He claims the police reports state the victim was an instigator and/or participant in the melee.
Meek Mill claims police found gunshot residue on the decedent, “which indicate that he discharged a firearm during the melee.”
The rapper also says there was no way he can be expected to control random third parties, including the two men who were caught by cops for the shooting.
He is asking to be dismissed from the entire case immediately.
Back in 2017, Meek Mill was hit with three separate lawsuits over a shooting that went down outside his 2016 Connecticut concert. One of the suits came from the estate of Jaquan Graves who sued for wrongful death.
The estate of Graves has offered to settle the entire case for $3 million.
The three lawsuits accused Meek – along with the Oakdale Musical Theatre Company and Live Nation – of being negligent in the handling of security of the concert. One suit even pointed to Meek’s lyrics claiming they incite violence and described how Meek’s concert have had shootings in the past.
The lawsuits are ongoing.