Meek Mill Speaks Out From Prison on 'NBC Nightly News'
Meek Mill brings his case to “Nightly News.” The incarcerated Philadelphia rapper spoke out about his legal troubles during an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt.
Over the phone, Meek Mill addressed the issues surrounding his case. “I think God delivered me the job to helping people, helping minorities that come from these situations, like myself,” he said. “Don’t show me no pity because this is my life. This is what I’ve been going through and I think God put me in this position to be able to do a show with Lester Holt and open up eyes for other young black men.”
The case continues. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner say they won’t oppose his release on bail. Plus, the Philly rapper’s legal team is optimistic about his future since his original conviction may get overturned following a corruption scandal.
Meek Mill’s attorneys have also accused Judge Genece Brinkley of being unfair. Recently, Meek Mill claimed that she asked him to remix Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” for her. “Fucking Nicki [Minaj] busts out laughing, but I grabbed her leg, going, ‘Yo, this is my life here,'” Meek claimed. “I tried to tell the judge, ‘All respect, but that ain’t me. I’m a Philly street rapper, not a bubblegum dude.’ She says, ‘Fine, then,’ in a real sarcastic way. ‘Suit yourself.'”
Yesterday, Nicki Minaj spoke about her interactions with the judge. “The judge in question did everything I asked of her so I can’t badmouth her because I met her personally,” she said. “I know what she said to us. He knows that I know that. Of course, I wouldn’t wish jail on anybody but…I’ll get into detail on that in the documentary and possibly on the album.”