The Philadelphia Eagles Continued to Rep Philly Rapper Meek Mill at Super Bowl LII
Philadelphia has finally done it. A sports city whose history has been built on losses, unfortunate injuries and poor timing won Sunday night’s Super Bowl in the most Philadelphia way possible -- with a back-up quarterback in a high-scoring win over the defending champion New England Patriots.
And of course, the team repped North Philly rapper Meek Mill hard over the course of the night, coming out of the tunnel to Meek Mill’s 2012’s underdog anthem “Dreams and Nightmares,” which includes lyrics like, “‘Cause these Philly n****s I brought with me don't fuck around, no joke.” (The entrance was juxtaposed against the Patriots’ choice of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.”)
The Eagles have made it their unofficial fight song, playing it in team meetings and celebrating to it after every big win in the locker room -- as they certainly did after emerging victorious in Super Bowl LII.
“HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE” pic.twitter.com/BnHhE6hDLC— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) February 4, 2018
"Meek, you know, he's locked up right now," defensive end Derek Barnett told NFL.com last week. "So we have to hold the city down for him."
Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison earlier this year for violating probation, with his case sparking a rampant debate over the seemingly harsh sentencing practices of the criminal justice system, and the phrase “Free Meek” appearing on the sides of city busses and posters at every Eagles game. Petitions for the rapper’s release from jail started to circulate the Internet after the Eagles’ win over the Minnesota Vikings in the conference finals.
While Meek remains in jail, the City of Brotherly Love's team continues to rep for its favorite fellow underdog.
Eagles locker room status: ------ pic.twitter.com/iAb7WpeVQM— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 5, 2018
For Meek so loved Philly, that he gave his only begotten freedom, that whosoever shall believe in Philly, shall not perish, but have everlasting World Champs. - Jawn 3:16— Q (@freshprincePSU) February 5, 2018