Boogie Cousins will be making a statement with his shoes when he takes the court Thursday night … rockin’ Puma kicks to support Meek Mill‘s push for criminal justice reform.
Meek teamed up with Puma to launch the new Clyde Court #REFORM kicks — the profits of the shoe will go to Meek’s Reform Alliance whose mission is to reform the probation and parole system in the U.S.
Boogie is down with the cause and has promised to wear the shoes when his Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards on Thursday.
Everything about the shoe has a special meaning. The black coloring represents the American prison system. The red symbolizes the blood and sacrifice of those who have fought for justice. Gold stands for future victories.
There’s also a quote on the heel from Olympic legend/social activist Tommie Smith which says, “We had to be seen because we couldn’t be heard.”
We’re told Suns rookie DeAndre Ayton also plans on wearing the shoe Thursday night against the Blazers.
Jay-Z and Meek Mill are stepping up to launch a new push for criminal justice reform with the support of some powerful celebs and business leaders … and we’re live streaming their big announcement.
The rappers are joining forces with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai and others to reveal their plans to bring sweeping changes to the justice system. The group’s holding a news conference Wednesday in NYC.
Meek Mill and The Game sure know how to bury the hatchet in a big way — throw down the shovel and hit the studio, which is exactly what they’ve done … TMZ has learned.
Sources close both MCs tell us that they recently got together to collaborate on new music — this is after Game officially announced their two-year feud was over.
We’re told Meek flew out to L.A. last week to record a new song for Game’s forthcoming album. Our sources say the get-together proved to be super productive … not just musically, but in repairing their once-fractured relationship. We’re hearing Game and Meek chopped it up and even had a good laugh over the 2016 beef … which seemed nasty at the time.
If you’ll recall … Game thought Meek had ratted him out to Sean Kingston after Seanwas robbed one night in the summer of ’16 at an L.A. nightclub they’d all attended. Game says Sean told him Meek claimed Game was behind the robbery … which Meek denied.
It was basically a case of he said, he said and he said … and in the midst of all of it, some harsh diss tracks were exchanged between Game and Meek.
That’s all water under the bridge now though. Look out for their new collab to drop in the near future.
K. Michellesays she’s moving past her beef with MeekMill and wants him to make the most of his newfound freedom … but she’s not singing the same sweet tune when it comes to Nicki Minaj.
The singer and ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star sat down with RaquelHarper for a recent episode of “Raq Rants” on BET, and Michelle says she forgives Meek for replacing her with Nicki on their hit song, “Buy A Heart,” a decision she considered total betrayal.
Remember, K. Michelle says the song was intended for her … before it landed on Nicki’s record, featuring Meek — back when they were still banging. KM’s always blamed Nicki for shady music biz deals.
Michelle wishes Meek well and encourages him to keep making a positive impact in the community, warning him to stay outta trouble so he doesn’t end up back in jail.
As for Nicki … Michelle says they’ll never be friends, because Nicki tried to snatch her Dreamchasers chain.
“Raq Rants” returns Jan. 8 at 11 PM on BET. On the West Coast, if you have Dish or DirecTV, it’s on at 8 PM.