Meek Mill: "This is an important moment"
The rapper talks to NBC’s Lester Holt about his case, his influence, and the future.
In his first post-bail television interview, Meek Mill sat with Dateline NBC‘s Lester Holt for an exclusive interview about his case, his mission to “shine a light” on the bias of the justice system, and plans for the future.
“This is an important moment,” Mill told Holt on the day after his prison release. “This is a very important moment.”
Despite being fresh out of a cell for the first time in five months, following his sentence in November, Meek, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, is still not technically free. The judge in his case, Genece Brinkley, who stated that she will not step down from the case despite being accused of being “overzealous” in sentencing the rapper, set a hearing in June. The hearing will determine whether the initial charges against Meek could be dropped or a new trial would ordered.
Asked if he felt free, Meek told Holt, “I ain’t feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19. I’m 30 now.”
Following his release this week, the rapper was showered with praise and jubilation. JAY-Z, Al Sharpton, the Philadelphia 76ers, New England Patriots, and many more celebrated his return.
To me I just pray. I believe God is my first lawyer, I always believed that. I got a strong team behind me, I got a lot of support. It’s a lot of light shedding on my situation.
Now that he’s out, Meek expressed that the fight for justice reform continues. “I got a lot of responsibility,” he said in the interview. Meek added that there are men counting on him who are “going through the same thing I’m going through.”
The message mirrors what Meek shared to REVOLT in his first post-prison on-camera interview. “We gonna keep doing it,” he assured of this fight to see change in the justice system. “We gonna save some good men.”
Al Sharpton exclusively spoke to REVOLT about the rapper’s release, noting: “My expectations are that he’s going to be a symbol of those people in our community that became different people… I think Meek can be a powerful force.” For more on that interview, head here.