Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill is speaking out. The hip-hop star has broken his silence from jail to address his publicized legal crunch.
In a new teaser clip from news reporter Lester Holt, Meek talks about his never-ending probation and getting told a simple jaywalking incident could land him behind bars for 10 years.
“No, I wouldn’t have believed that I would be on probation this long. I talk about they gave me 10 years of probation and I know, almost for sure in my mind, this will bring me back to prison. It was always a thought in the back of my mind that 10 years of probation would bring me back to prison because a technical violation is police contact. Like, with police contact, you don’t have to be charged with a crime, you don’t have to be found guilty of a crime, you can be sentenced to what you were sentenced for, like what I was facing. She said I was facing 5 to 10 years. She said, so if I was stopped by the police for jaywalking legally she has the right to give me 5 to 10 years.” (“NBC Nightly News”)
TONIGHT on @NBCNightlyNews: "It was always a thought in the back of my mind that ten years of probation would bring me back to prison."
Rapper Meek Mill speaks out to @LesterHoltNBC after being imprisoned for violating probation — garnering calls for criminal justice reform. pic.twitter.com/Ky25vCw6lq
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) April 12, 2018
In a new interview, Meek’s ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj addressed his stint and revealed her personal convo with Judge Genece Brinkley.
“You know what, I don’t want to talk about legal things but I will say you know, every now and then, anyway, I won’t go there. I’ll save some of those things for my album and I’m also shooting a documentary. What I will say now is – oh God – I will say that the judge in question did everything I asked of her. I can’t badmouth her because I met her personally and I know what she said to us and he knows that but of course I wouldn’t wish jail on anybody. But like I said, I’ll get into detail on that in the documentary and possibly on the album but what I will say made me shed tears was seeing his mother cry. That was the first time I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t take it.’ During the relationship, she was so sweet to me and even at the end when we both kinda knew it was too rocky, too bad to – she always, always showed me so much love. So I still care about her. I didn’t like seeing her cry the other day.” (Beats 1)
— SOHH (@sohh) April 12, 2018
According to reports, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney pulled through this week to visit Meek.
Sources at the prison tell us Kenney was spotted leaving the facility Wednesday morning with 76ers owner Michael Rubin, who’s visited several times before… including Tuesday when he brought Patriots owner Robert Kraft to visit the incarcerated rapper. According to the Mayor’s spokeswoman … Rubin invited Mayor Kenney, and the visit with Meek lasted about an hour. We’re told Hizzoner believes the rapper could better serve the community outside prison. (TMZ)
A few hours prior, MMG’s Wale revealed he had a personal conversation with Meek Milly.
— SOHH (@sohh) April 11, 2018