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Police: Rapper Meek Mill arrested for reckless dirt biking

August 18, 2017
In this July 13, 2017 file photo, rapper Meek Mill poses during a portrait session to promote his new album "Wins & Losses," in Atlanta. Police say the rapper Meek Mill has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment for riding an illegal dirt bike through New York City streets. The 30-year-old rapper was arrested late Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. His real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
In this July 13, 2017 file photo, rapper Meek Mill poses during a portrait session to promote his new album "Wins & Losses," in Atlanta. Police say the rapper Meek Mill has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment for riding an illegal dirt bike through New York City streets. The 30-year-old rapper was arrested late Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. His real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the rapper Meek Mill has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment for riding an illegal dirt bike through New York City streets.

The 30-year-old rapper was arrested late Thursday. His real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/2uNj2SA ) that Mill was seen on Instagram popping wheelies on the dirt bike Wednesday night.

According to Instagram posts by fans, Mill turned on his livestream when police detained him the next day based on the social media posts.

The dirt bike photos could no longer be found on Mill’s Instagram account by late Thursday.

Mill’s lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, said Mill was being singled out because of his celebrity.

Tacopina said that if Mill’s name had been John Smith, “he wouldn’t even have been arrested.”

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