Meek Mill appeared onstage last week in his native Philadelphia before a sold-out crowd to debut a brand-new teaser from Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming docu-series about the rapper’s experiences with the criminal justice system, “Free Meek”.
The new teaser (above) for the Jay-Z-produced docu-series features the rapper’s bandaged face in the mugshot from his 2007 arrest, with a voiceover declaring, “I have never seen a case built on less.”
In a confessional moment, Mill admits he never thought of what he went through as “a nightmare, I looked at it as real life for a black kid in America. This is real life.”
“‘Free Meek’ is an upcoming documentary series that will follow Meek and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system,” states the official synopsis for the upcoming series.
“In collaboration with Meek and executive producers Shawn Carter, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff, and produced by Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), the series will give viewers unprecedented access to the star’s life, career, and criminal justice odyssey, while demonstrating the negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of colour,” the synopsis adds. “The series will premiere later this year exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.”
Mill issued a statement about the series when it was announced last year. “I’m grateful for this unique opportunity to share my story and I look forward to collaborating with Amazon Prime Video, Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation on this incredible series,” he said. “Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform.”