Uh-Oh! Meek Mill may have been fired up about Alton Sterling’s death, but it led him to make a pretty egregious mistake. See his explosive rant against the man he thought was the ‘cop’ responsible, but was actually a falsely-accused man on Twitter.
Meek Mill, 29, is grieving for the loss of Alton Sterling, 37, after his tragic death on July 5 and wanted to put on blast the Baton Rouge cop he thought was involved. He called out Robert Kinnison in an Instagram post shared on July 7, showing the “policeman” holding up a gun. However, Robert is merely a Donald Trump supporter whose image continues to go viral after high-profile shootings.
Meek’s post blames Robert, a trucker who is often falsely labeled for his strong political views. However, the rapper is one of thousands who fell for the internet hoax saying Robert was the cop involved. Meek’s post read: “I guess this not a thug….. If I say what I really wanted to say I would prolly b arrested!” The rapper continues his message with several emotional innuendos: “Can’t fight a silent war with a silencer tho! Most of these police shouldn’t even be in our neighborhoods unless that neighborhood calls for assistance! Put them white cops in our hoods knowing they races. Setting us up for failure made us rebellious!!!!!”
Robert later posted a video of himself revealing his side of the story on July 6. He noted that this isn’t the first time he’s been accused of being involved with high-profile shooting incidents. Robert, who calls himself a “Christian, Conservative, gun rights activist” says he’s been receiving multiple death threats after his image went viral. He explained: “My name got twisted around in the mess” and “someone who doesn’t like me majorly trolled me.”
Although Meek is clearly feeling passionate about the issue and has his heart in the right place, Robert was not the man involved in the deadly incident. The two cops connected have since been put on administrative leave as the investigation ensues. Meek did add that he takes this very personal because racism is not diminishing and this could happen to him or “his family.”
HollywoodLifers, please send your kind wishes to Alton’s family, loved ones, and everyone who is suffering due to this tragic circumstance and his untimely death.