Meek Mill is free from prison and stopped by the Power 99 Rise N Grind Morning show to talk about life in and life after prison.
The 31 year old rapper from Philadelphia discusses new music and being back in the studio, spending time with family, getting his head together, reading fan mail, and more in his first full-length sit down interview in Philly.
Meek Mill was recently released from state prison general population after six month. During his time in prison, Meek was uninspired and didn't write music because he didn't feel good. In a real moment, Meek said "If I don't feel good I don't write music. I ain't inspired."
Meek was first imprisoned at age 18 for committing a crime but was locked up time after time for minor offenses and technical violations while on probation. During his time on probation for 11 years, Meek was sent to prison for violations such as having marijuana in his system. This time, his "crime" was doing a wheelie on his dirt bike and not wearing a helmet. An offense cited as "reckless endangerment." Because the violation happened while on probation, Meek was sentence to two to four years in at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA which prompted the #FreeMeek campaign.
Meek explains the moment he found out that he would be released from prison: "When you go to superior or supreme court they rule on the day they want to rule, it's not like a court date. Like you put a motion in front of them... and they make it public information... that's when everyone knew. I found out I was in my cell watching the news... I was in the cell and they was on the news 'Meek Mill for bail' I couldn't believe it. I had to turn to another station and he was saying the same thing. It was like a breaking news. I was super happy. Started packing my stuff. I was out in the next two hours."
During his time in prison, Meek explains getting treated like a celebrity in jail and why that was not a good thing. He also discusses how his time away affected his relationship with his son and moving past the anger and bitterness of being in prison.
Watch the full interview below: