INWOOD, Manhattan—Rapper Meek Mill, who was in town to perform on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, was arrested for carelessly zipping in and out of traffic and performing stunts on a dirt bike Thursday, police sources said.
Officers assigned to the 34th Precinct were checking out a past report of a "roving band" of unruly dirt bike riders and were alerted to the rapper's Instagram page, where he was broadcasting the stunts live.
The Philadelphia native, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.
According to Instagram posts by fans, Mill turned on his livestream when police detained him the next day based on the social media posts.
The dirt bike photos could no longer be found on Mill's Instagram account by late Thursday.
Mill's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, said Mill was being singled out because of his celebrity.
Tacopina said that if Mill's name had been John Smith, "he wouldn't even have been arrested."