Meek Mill called in to NBC’s Lester Holt for an exclusive prison chat following his shocking prison sentence, a hefty consequence that became a national conversation late last year.
Meek was sentenced to 2-4 years behind bars in November for violation of probation in a gun and drug case from 2008. Following the judge Genece E. Brinkley’s ruling, millions of fans, including celebrities, protested and launched a viral campaign called #FreeMeekMill.
Meek has been behind bars since November and now, in a candid interview with Holt, fans are getting to hear Meek’s side. According to the Philly rapper, whose Government name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, he had a hunch he might wind up back in prison.
“It was always a thought in the back of my mind that 10 years of probation would bring me back to prison,” he explained to the news anchor.
While on probation, he was arrested twice; one for popping a wheely on a motorcycle and another time for a separate altercation. But although both charges were dismissed, Brinkley still decided to cite the rapper for violating probation.
According to Meek, the next step when he gets out of prison is to help people in similar situations. “I think God delivered me the job to helping people, helping minorities that come from these situations like myself,” he explained.
Watch interview below.