In the span of two weeks since Meek Mill’s release from prison, the rapper has been incredibly busy. The Philadelphia native spent some time on the courtside of the 76’ers; spoke with Amazon on creating a docuseries, and also talked about his experiences in the legal system with lawmakers.
In NBC’s upcoming “Dateline” special, “Dreams and Nightmares: The Meek Mill Story,” the rapper will take viewers on a trip detailing his experiences with the legal system, following his imprisonment which has been described as “unfair” and “unjust.”
The documentary will deal with how the prison system treats people of color, primarily, as well as its various problems and inefficiencies.
The rapper, 31, sat down with Lester Holt from NBC News following his release from prison. The reporter asked him, “have you slept since you got out of prison?”
The rapper admitted that he hadn’t slept even a wink since leaving the big house because of it being somewhat of a “culture shock.” He said coming from a small cell to the real world is quite different.
To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. 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.
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 24, 2018
Even though the rapper first found fame and success back in 2012, following a drug and firearms charge in 2008, his life has been controlled by the court system, as a result of his probation being extended on several occasions.
The rapper said that he had “eight years of probation” which quickly morphed into “16 years of probation.” Mill said that clearly, something isn’t functioning correctly.
Meek is now at the center of a movement which seeks to end the supposed unfair incrimination of blacks in America. The co-owner of the Philadelphia 76er’s said he believes Meek Mill will spearhead a movement equal in scope to the #MeToo movement which rocked the world last year.