Meek Mill – I’m Not In Jail, But I Still Don’t Feel Free
While Meek Mill is no longer behind bars, he still doesn’t feel free. The 30-year-old rapper says that now that he’s out of prison, a lot of people facing similar battles with the criminal justice system are depending on him. In his first TV interview he explained,
I got a lot of responsibility.
He said the men counting on him are “going through the same thing I’m going through.” When asked if he felt free, Mill responded,
I ain’t feel free since I caught this case at age of 19 – I’m 30 now.
As previously reported, Mill had been sentenced in November to two to four years behind bars for probation violations, setting off an all-out battle by a team of lawyers and public relations consultants to get him released on bail. They fiercely criticized the judge as a stream of high-powered figures and celebrities visited Mill in jail in the weeks and days before the Supreme Court ruling. After his release, Meek wrote on social media,
Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.
See his complete post below.
I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including Jay Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice – not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.
He said he planned to focus on getting his convictions overturned, and that he looks forward to resuming his music career.