The Dream Chasers boss sat courtside at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night (Nov. 7) to watch his hometown Philadelphia 76ers take on the Phoenix Suns.
However, the 6-foot-2 rapper got a little too close to the action midway through the second quarter when one of the referees tripped over Meek’s outstretched leg and fell to the ground.
As the clip quickly went viral on social media, Meek Mill took to Twitter to reveal that he apologized to the judge while quoting a lyric from his close friend and collaborator JAY-Z.
“Hov once said I get spiked out, I can take down a judge lol,” he tweeted, referencing Jigga’s line on “Empire State of Mind.” “I apologized to him, it’s crazy [crying face emojis].”
Hov once said I’ll get kicked out I can punch a referee lol I apologized to him that’s crazy 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/9FoZ75N61s
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) 8 November 2022
Meek Mill, who sat courtside with business partner and former 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and New York hospitality mogul Will Makris, also talked about the trip, which was seen ’round the world on his Instagram stories.
“No more Reggie forces [collision emoji]he joked as he shared a photo of his trippy legs and black sneakers.
Meek’s trip on the referee certainly didn’t hurt his 76ers, who beat the Suns by a score of 100-88 thanks to 33 points and 10 rebounds from Joel Embiid. Tobias Harris and Georges Niang also chipped in with 21 points each.
The Sixers currently sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5 wins and 6 losses.
This isn’t the first time Meek Mill has inadvertently stolen the spotlight at an NBA game. Back in 2017, the Philly native went viral after pulling one flawless trampoline front flip while hanging out with the 76ers’ Dunk Squad.
Earlier this year, he proved that his athleticism applies to the hardwood after all lower a long jump from his courtside seat during the Sixers’ game against the New York Knicks.
On the music side, Meek is currently set to release his new mixtape Flamerz 5, which is expected to arrive later this month. It will serve as his first Flamerz offer for over a decade.
The 35-year-old also recently announced a special homecoming concert at the Wells Fargo Center on November 26 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut album Dreams and nightmares. Meek will be joined by a cast of special guests yet to be announced.