Meek Mill has been fighting his way back into the spotlight after his unfortunate incarceration last year. Since his release, he’s spent most of his time working on a prison reform for the country. His hard work has paid off as today Philadelphia declares March 15th to 17th Meek Mill Weekend.
Meek Mill along with a group of politicians and public figures met at City Hall this afternoon for a ceremony honoring his philanthropy and contributions to hip hop. Meek addressed the media stating:
“I think we deserve better. I’m trying to fight for young kids that I’ve spent time with and sat in prison with. I’ve been to prison a few times for probation violations but the one time my city of Philadelphia showed me support is the one time I came out of prison.”
He also added about his criminal reform efforts with Jay Z and Michael Rubin:
“Our foundation is focusing on probation and parole. That was the biggest obstacle that always stopped me in my life. You have kids that might make a mistake and get on probation. Smoke a joint and you might end up in the penitentiary for three years getting raised by a felon. This is not a call out for people to do crimes and not go to jail. This is a call out for people to get a fair chance. And that’s what I’m here fighting for.”
Congrats to Meek on his celebratory weekend in his hometown. Check out the clips below.
Philadelphia officially declared March 15-17 “Meek Mill Weekend.” @MeekMill said it’s not about him, it’s about bringing attention to the ills of our criminal justice system. Full story: https://t.co/sMG6LMTSBF pic.twitter.com/c3JHndGWJr
— Brandon T. Harden (@brandontrevion) March 14, 2019
The City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania are honoring @MeekMill with respective proclamations and designating March 15 – 17 #MeekMillWeekend. Watch the City Council presentation live stream now: https://t.co/YmM6fUZ0FO
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) March 14, 2019