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Meek Mill dons a new hat: He’s co-owner of Lids sports apparel retailer

Meek will lead the company’s creative strategy, with plans to drop a line of limited-edition hats in August, around the same time he’s scheduled to kick off his Legendary Nights Tour with Future. 

Meek Mill performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Meek Mill performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Meek Mill is a man of many hats.

The rapper and criminal justice advocate, 32, revealed to Business Insider Wednesday that he is now the proud co-owner of Lids, a sports apparel retailer that sells everything from hats to jerseys.

”I’ve been shopping at Lids my whole life, wearing hats, fitteds,” Meek told the outlet. “In our culture, it’s been a big thing. So, it was something I ain’t have to think twice about and always believed in, that it’ll work.”

Meek will lead the company’s creative strategy, with plans to drop a line of limited-edition hats in August, around the same time he’s scheduled to kick off his Legendary Nights Tour with Future.

”Shoutout @lids, excited to be a part of the family no cap,” Meek tweeted Wednesday alongside a blue hat emoji. Lids added, “Welcome to the team.”

Meek said his business move was influenced by Jay-Z, who was named the first hip-hop billionaire by Forbes earlier this month thanks to his lucrative ventures.

”(Jay-Z) built businesses, and he built things that made him become the man who he is, that we could call a billionaire guy,” Meek said. “I watched that, and I studied that. That’s why I’m working the way I’m working now to build a foundation for myself, too.”

The Philadelphia native joins the Lids ownership group, which includes close friend Michael Rubin, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, as well as the executive chairman of sports retailer Fanatics.

Rubin is also a co-founder of Meek’s REFORM Alliance foundation for criminal justice reform.