Meek Mill Gets Awarded With The Highest Honor In Atlanta
Even though Meek Mill’s 2018 started out a little rough, he’s been on top of the world ever since he was released on bail in April of last year.
Now, the rapper is adding yet another impressive accomplishment to his resume as the City of Atlanta acknowledged Meek’s perseverance by awarding the rapper with two of its highest honors. On Monday, City Council President Felicia A. Moore and Councilman Cleta Winslow presented Mill with a proclamation declaring March 25, 2019 Meek Mill Day in Atlanta, Georgia–a pretty gracious gesture considering the fact that he’s a native of Philadelphia.
But that’s not all. In addition to granting him his very own day, the city also wanted to recognize his political efforts and, as a result, Meek was given Atlanta’s highest honor: the Phoenix Award.
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Congratulations to @MeekMill on accepting a proclamation declaring March 25th, 2019 ‘Meek Mill Day’ in Atlanta, GA. The city also granted him their most prestigious honor, the Phoenix Award, celebrating significant artistic and philanthropic contributions in the community.
The City of Atlanta describes their Phoenix Awards as “a small number of awards are issued to individuals who have made significant contributions to the local community, and are celebrating a major milestone.” They deemed Meek an “honorary citizen” of Atlanta, as the city wanted to use this award to applaud the rapper for his valiant efforts to mend America’s criminal justice system.
Atlanta isn’t the first city to give Meek his own day, following the one awarded by his actual hometown of Philadelphia, who celebrate the rapper with Meek Mill Weekend from March 15 to March 17.
Though some ATLiens are welcoming Meek with open arms, others are pretty confused on why he has his own day in Atlanta when he’s not even from here–especially when actual natives like TI, Young Thug, and other Southern hip hop legends haven’t been given a thing.
Are you here for Meek Mill getting his own day in Atlanta before a lot of Atlanta natives in hip-hop?!