Meek Mill is returning to the road.
The controversial hip hop star’s Motivation Tour kicks off at Fillmore Miami Beach Feb. 19.
The multiplatinum artist and criminal justice reform advocate is currently promoting his latest album, “Championships,” out Friday, the same day tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.
The 18-track LP features appearances from Cardi B, Kodak Black, Ella Mai and Fabolous.
“This album is gonna hit all my fans, whether you’re a day one Meek Mill fan or you just learned about my music through my legal situation,” he told Entertainment Weekly of the project. “You’ll have street records, you’ll have party records, you’ll have songs for the ladies, and then you’ll have more personal records that touch on everything I’ve been through the past year.”
Produced by Live Nation, the 16-city U.S. tour will also make stops in L.A., Chicago, New York, his hometown of Philadelphia and more, before wrapping March 24 in Atlanta.
General admission tickets start at $49.50 at LiveNation.com, charge by phone (800-745-3000) and at the Fillmore box office.
Mill was released from prison in April after serving five months of a two-to-four-year sentence for probation violations stemming from a decade old drug and gun convictions.
Fans and celebrities alike protested for the rapper to get a reduced sentence, including Beyoncé, Lebron James and Kevin Hart.
Besides promoting his new music, Mill will continue calling for criminal justice reform.
The 31-year-old wrote an op-ed this week for The New York Times, “Prisoners Need a New Set of Rights,” in which the singer writes about his own experience with prison.
“Like many who are now incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. I got lucky, but because of dysfunctional, discriminatory rules, most don’t.”
He goes on to explain that he was arrested in August after doing wheelies on a dirt bike while filming a music video in New York City.
The charge was dismissed, but a Philadelphia-based judge still deemed Mill’s interaction with cops to be a technical violation of his probation — stemming from a 2007 arrest — and sentenced him to two to four years in prison.
“The ordeal cost me my most precious commodity: my freedom,” the music star continues. “I served five months. With the help of friends and the intervention of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, I was released on bail this past April and was able to resume my life.”