It seems like the five months Meek Mill spent behind bars have really affected him mentally and emotionally. The rapper opened up about how the whole experience has traumatized him.
During an interview he gave for Rolling Stine magazine, Meek detailed: ‘We are in there with murderers and rapists. Your mind turns into survival mode. You have to survive, because there’s people in here who have guns, there’s people who killed multiple people, people in here that are ruthless. Some good people, because everybody is not bad in prison, but survival mode…’
As you probably know by now, Meek’s arrest was considered very controversial by many as stars and fans alike rallied to get him out.
His case stemmed from a weapons and drugs possession arrest back in 2007.
But since then, the policeman who got him into custody at the time has been put under investigation for misconduct and corruption.
The rapper went on to say: ‘I do not think you should be deprived of freedom for years and then placed in prison with lifers and killers. I went from being a normal citizen to being locked down twenty-four hours, maximum security, coming out, getting placed in another prison with killers.’
‘Why are we serving the same time? It is a criminal environment. There should be levels for the prisons. Like, a man who commits a crime and he went to prison, he needs to go with the rapists? I do not think you should be able to make a mistake and be placed in a penitentiary, like, where’s the in-between? Where’s the rehabilitation?’ Meek wonders.