Meek Mill is being sued over a fatal shooting outside a venue following one of his concerts in December. Page Six reports that the shooting took place at the Oakdale Theatre in Connecticut, killing 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured, including 25-year-old Nathan Mitchell, of Hartford.
The family of the victims are seeking justice. Lawyers for Ward and Mitchell’s family filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in Waterbury Superior Court accusing the Philadelphia rapper and Oakdale Theatre of negligence and misconduct for alleged inadequate security measures. As for Meek’s role in the incident, the lawsuit claims that his lyrics incite violence and highlights that there have been shootings at two of his other concerts. Attorney Joel Faxon said, “With song titles like ‘Body Count’ and ‘Ooh Kill ‘Em’ that praise indiscriminate killing and mayhem, the potential for tragic incidents like this should have been properly anticipated and planned for by Meek Mill.”
The lawsuit is reportedly seeking more than $15,000 in damages from the rapper and the Oakdale venue. Meek Mill has yet to comment on the incident.