Slovenian Tit Stante shows support for incarcerated rapper Meek Mill in PyeongChang

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Tit Stante joined the battle to free rapper Meek Mill on Tuesday in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Getty Images)
Tit Stante joined the battle to free rapper Meek Mill on Tuesday in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Getty Images)

Slovenian Tit Stante didn’t have an outstanding performance on Tuesday in the men’s halfpipe qualifying event in PyeongChang, South Korea.

He finished 25th, and failed to advance.

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Yet when Stante got his big moment, the 19-year-old didn’t waste it. While waiting for his score at the bottom of the hill, cameras trained directly on him, Stante showed off his board with the words “#FreeMeekMill” written across the top.


Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in Pennsylvania state prison in November for probation violations stemming from assault and reckless endangerment incidents. Both of those charges have since been dropped.

Mill has been on probation since he was convicted in 2008 on drug dealing and gun possession charges.

Stante is the latest to join in on the call for Mill’s release. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Kevin Hart have criticized the sentence, joining many in the rap community — like Drake, Jay Z, T.I. Rick Ross and more — in calling for his release. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and former 76ers legend Julius Erving have also joined the cause.

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