As many fans have expressed in recent days, there's a bittersweet feeling washing over the city of Philadelphia as the Super Bowl creeps closer. With Meek Mill currently serving an arguably unjust sentence for probation violation, his hometown team has found a heartwarming way to involve the rapper in this weekend's annual football showdown.
As reported by NFL.com, defensive end Brandon Graham has confirmed that the Philadelphia Eagles will include Meek Mill's "Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)" as part of the team's warm-up routine and introduction to the field.
"If you're going to go with a Philly song that's the one you're going with," Graham shared with reporters.
Defensive end Derek Barnett seconded the sentiment, adding, "Meek, you know, he's locked up right now, so we have to hold the city down for him." Of the song itself, Barnett explained: "It just gets us going. It gives us good energy. Just a little extra juice."
Meek himself recently released a statement showcasing his support for the team from behind bars.
"It really lifted my spirit to hear the team rally around my songs and that's why I make music—to inspire others and bring people together," he wrote. "But the Eagles have also motivated me with the way they've overcome tough situations and injuries to succeed this year. That's why I'm confident my guys are going to beat the Patriots and bring the Super Bowl trophy to Philly."
As previously reported, Meek Mill's attorney recently unveiled court transcripts that could prove the ruling judge's bias, a major development in their appeal motion.