Meek Mill has been fighting to change the criminal justice system since the #FREEMeekMill movement and on Wednesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, he spoke out about the need to fight for those who are currently locked up.
The rapper, 31, opened up to the talk show host about growing up in Philadelphia with many negative influences, he himself has had a few run-ins with the police.
“A lot of people would see somebody [and say] ‘Oh, he violated probation,’ but it could have been loitering at Starbucks, it could have been anything,” he explained.
Adding, “Police contact is a violation [of probation]. So, a lot of people would say ‘Oh, he belongs in jail.’ But I didn’t commit a crime.”
Mill is speaking out on behalf of those still imprisoned: “A lot of these things don’t make sense and everybody knows they don’t make sense but nobody focuses on changing the system.”
Later, he admitted he watched “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” while he was in jail.