Winnipeg receiver Rasheed Bailey gets shoutout from rapper Meek Mill following first career touchdown

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ receiver Rasheed Bailey has received a shoutout from one of the most famous rappers in the world after scoring his first career CFL touchdown.

Bailey quote-tweeted a recording of “Mandela Freestyle” by Meek Mill on Friday afternoon, expressing his desire to score a touchdown that evening against the Toronto Argonauts. He ended up achieving his goal late in the first quarter of the game, catching a 35-yard score from Zach Collaros.

Twitter user Vernard Abrams sent Mill the video of Bailey catching his first career CFL touchdown and he quote-tweeted it, complimenting the receiver’s high level of motivation.

Mill went back and found Bailey’s original tweet and quote-tweeted it as well, further commending the young receiver for his achievement.

Garnering recognition from Meek Mill is no small feat as he has 10.8 million followers on Twitter. He also has 21.6 million followers on Instagram and 4.6 million subscribers on YouTube.

‘Meek Mill’ is the stage name for Philadelphia-born rapper Robert Rihmeek Williams. The 34-year-old is an advocate for criminal justice reform in the United States and formed REFORM Alliance with world-renowned rap star Jay-Z. He was recently awarded the Nelson Mandela Changemaker award for his advocacy.

Bailey, who is also a native of Philadelphia, scored his first touchdown in a professional football game since 2015 on Friday. He told the media after the game that he was so excited to reach the end zone that he’d kept the football and planned to sleep with it in his bed.