Meek Mill Addresses Police Brutality, Says He 'Won't Continue to Rap About Extreme Violence' After 'Dreamchasers 4'
Meek Mill is one of the latest rappers to speak out against police brutality. The Philadelphia MC took to Instagram Friday (July 15) to share a photo that read "Black Lives Matter" along with a lengthy caption, urging his followers to use their platform to speak out against injustice.
"Don't let up," he wrote. "Stop focusing on non important s--t and use your platform to bring attention to these foul ways some people believe we should b treated!" He added, "This the most intense it has been in years don't let up!!!! Pay attention to these people y'all look up to too! And jump on they ass and let them know we "see em.""
Don't let up. Stop focusing on non important shit and use your platform to bring attention to these foul ways some people believe we should b treated! I seen a few celebs say 1 thing about it..."most of em rich famous and been turned they back on their own people"..and most of it is only to go with social media talk and keep the people with them ..... This the most intense it has been in years don't let up!!!! Pay attention to these people y'all look up to too! And jump on they ass and let them know we "see em" THIS SHIT IS NOT A GAME! Aka the TERRORIST!
In a second post, the MMG MC defended his raps about his harsh upbringing. "Once I found out I wasn't born to fail and just fall victim to a fake ass life that don't offer s--t but a jail, death i carry myself with extreme confidence and I know my value... even tho that's where we came from and all most of us has ever experienced in life!," he wrote. "Wake up! Don't question my raps because it's a life we lived and suffered from, I have a right to express my myself!"
As a side note, he said that he would steer away from violent lyrics after his forthcoming Dreamchasers 4 project drops. "BY THE WAY ....AFTER DC4 I won't continue to rap about extreme violence!!!," he vowed. "But I will remain to let my people know in these terrible environments to adapt and survive at any cost because US BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL AT WAR WITH OURSELVES AND THE SYSTEM IN REAL LIFE!"
Meek Mill's comments come a week after 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, La. followed by the fatal shooting of another black man, 32-year-old Philando Castile by a cop at a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. The rapper's Dreamchasers 4 is slated for release later this year. He recently wrapped a 90-day house arrest after violating his probation stemming from a 2009 drug and gun case.