Why Meek Mill Doesn’t Feel Free After Prison Release
“Extra's” AJ Calloway sat down with rapper Meek Mill aka Robert Williams, who was just released from prison.
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The Philadelphia native was sentenced with a two-to-four-year term for what seemed like minor probation violations stemming from what he says was a wrongful conviction for pulling a gun on police in 2007 in a tough Philly neighborhood.
Sitting alongside 76ers owner Michael Rubin, the “Fall Thru” rapper told AJ, “I shouldn't even be on probation in the first place. You think I pointed a gun at the cop? Robert Williams pointed a firearm at 10 cops rushing at one time in a dark South Philadelphia block where the murder rate is sky rocketed through the roof without a single shot being fired or nobody being injured.”
Meek's fans and superstar friends, like JAY-Z, Beyoncé and Kevin Hart, who saw his sentence as an injustice, fought for five months to get him freed from lock-up. Of the support, he commented, “JAY-Z was mega. He's a good friend of mine. Hearing him say it was super exciting. When I heard Beyoncé say it, it was just like I said I did a backflip off the toilet. I was jumping around.”
Meek pointed out, “I don't feel free at all. I'm not free yet. I'm out the door, but I'm a mistake going away to prison. I'm in it to win.”
What next for him? Meek revealed, “Music and a tour in the fall. I'll still remain Meek Mill, but I'll touch on my broader subjects now because it's a lot of people watching and listening, but I still have a core fan base that's looking for Meek Mill to be Meek Mill.”