Meek Mill Tells NBC’s Lester Holt He Doesn’t Truly Feel Free After Prison Release
After serving five months in prison for a probation violation, Meek Mill was finally released on Tuesday (April 24). While the Philadelphia rapper is no longer behind bars, he recently revealed that he doesn't truly feel free.
Sitting down with Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News for an interview that aired on Wednesday (April 25), Meek was asked about his newfound freedom. "I don't feel free. I ain't feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19—I'm 30 now," the rapper said.
Elsewhere during the sit-down, the Wins & Losses rapper said he realizes he has a lot of responsibility and a lot of people depending on him now. "Not talking about them people that are public officials, I'm talking about the men that's depending on me going through the same thing I'm going through."
The rapper had previously spoken with Holt earlier this month when he was still in prison. At the time of their chat, Meek discussed his plans for the future, which include helping minorities in situations like his. "I think God delivered me a job to help people, helping minorities that come from these situations like myself," he said.
In related news, while the Philly MC is now home, his legal troubles aren't behind him yet. Meek has a hearing scheduled for June, where it will be determined if his drug and weapons convictions will be overturned.
Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Meek to his two-to-four-year prison sentence, will continue to preside over the matter, even though the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recommended that she remove herself. A lawyer for the judge says Brinkley has given and will continue to give the artist a fair trial.
Check out Meek Mill's interview with NBC Nightly News below.
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