*Meek Mill is accusing cops in his native Philadelphia of harassment after he was stopped and briefly detained on Wednesday (Oct. 31).
The rapper has been on the road promoting his debut album “Dreams and Nightmares,” but suffered a setback this week when he was thrown in handcuffs, he claims, for no apparent reason.
Mill, real name Robert Williams, was released without charge, but he was not happy about the incident and took to Twitter to vent.
He wrote: “cops cost me a lot of money tonight …..taking pics of me like I’ma f**kin joke….no charges just holding me for s**t! my lawyer need answers.”
Thursday morning, he continued: “I ain’t get locked up…definitely not in NYC with no gun! Cops just harassed and violated me last night in Philly just for being famous!”
Mill, whose album artwork features a Rolex watch attached to one half of a handcuff, saw the irony of his police run-in, adding: “The crazy part about (it) is I really had a handcuff and Rolex on my wrist yesterday…. Really.”
Addressing the situation, Philadelphia Police spokeswoman Julian Russell says: “He was not arrested. He was stopped in a vehicle but was not arrested. He was only detained in a substation. In normal cases, we do not give out this kind of information, so I can’t release anything further.”
The detainment caused Mill to miss a planned album release party on Wednesday night.