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Meek Mill 'Has Support From the Whole World,' Olympic Snowboarder Tit Stante Says

Tit Stante of Slovenia
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Tit Stante of Slovenia competes during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.  

Slovenian snowboarder Tit Stante gave a supportive shout-out to Meek Mill at the Olympics earlier this week, and the athlete is now explaining why he chose to write #FreeMeekMill on his board.

“I really started listening to his music after he first came out of jail and released Dreams Worth More Than Money — ‘Lord Knows’ is one of my all time favorite songs. And after that I really started to be a fan and of course I've been following his case ever since," Stante said in an email to Pitchfork.

Of showing his love for the rapper at the Olympic halfpipe qualifiers, he said: "There were a lot of things going through my head before writing that on my board. Firstly, I wanted to show that Meek has support from the whole world, not just the U.S. And I wanted to point out that the U.S. justice system has a lot of flaws, and in my opinion the case of Meek is one of them.”

Meek Mill has been behind incarcerated since November for alleged probation violation, a two- to four-year sentence stemming from a decade-old arrest on drug dealing and gun possession charges.

His legal team has since sought to appeal the ruling, and as of this week filed a petition for Mill's release from prison on bond and a new trial, claiming that a police officer gave an allegedly false testimony.


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