By: Shirley Ju (@shirju)
(AllHipHop News) Meek Mill has been recognized in states beyond his hometown of Philly.
A little over one week after the Championships rapper received the key to Connecticut, he shared to his social media that March 25th was declared “Robert Meek Mill Williams Day” in the city of Atlanta.
Numerous reports also stated he received a Phoenix Award, the city’s highest honor.
The confusion lies in the fact that he never received that award.
A spokesman from the Mayor’s Office confirmed Meek Mill did not receive the award, which is considered the highest accolade you can receive in the city.
However, WSB-TV reports City Council President Felicia Moore still decided to give him his own day, at the request of an Atlanta-based nonprofit the Music Education Group.
Meek Mill was honored for his efforts in prison and criminal justice reform at the Dunbar Recreational Center, as part of their Cure Violence program teaching the youth about how to stop the spread of violence.
Meek considers Atlanta a second home and either way, it's a big honor for the rap star.