In 2016, Jaquan Graves and Travis Ward lost their lives outside of Meek Mill concert in Connecticut during a shooting. The following year, Graves’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Meek, the Oakdale Musical Theatre Company, and Live Nation citing that their negligence with providing adequate security was responsible for his death. However, as the investigation has carried on, more information has been made available, resulting in the rapper asking a judge to remove his name from the lawsuit.
Court documents obtained by The Blast state that Meek denies any wrongdoing in the case, citing that evidence collected by investigating officers shows that Graves participated in the shooting. Graves’ family has gone on record saying that he was “unarmed and did not contribute to, incite or in any fashion participate in the melee.” Yet, Meek alleges the police reports state Graves was either the instigator in the shooting or at the very least, a participant, as gunshot residue was reportedly found on him “which indicate that he discharged a firearm during the melee.”
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Meek is requesting that his name is excluded from the court case as soon as possible. He also reportedly says that it isn’t fair for him to be held responsible for the actions of third parties, including two men who cops apprehended. This lawsuit is just one of three Meek was included in following the fatal incident, including one that claims the rapper’s lyrics incite violence. Graves’ estate says that they will settle out of court for $3 million.