Meek Mill Talks Prison Experience, Drake Feud & Nicki Minaj's Comments on 'The Breakfast Club'
Meek Mill has only been a free man for a few weeks, but he's using his newfound freedom to shed light on the criminal justice system and how he plans to prevent his situation from happening again. On his latest press tour stop, Meek headed to Power 105. 1's The Breakfast Club to discuss his time in prison, squashing old feuds, his new purpose and more.
In the midst of Meek's tumultuous prison saga, Meek's lawyer claimed Judge Genece Brinkley requested that Meek remake Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee" as a tribute to her. Speaking toThe Breakfast Club hosts, Meek insisted he had no reason to make that story up.
"What type of lie is that to make up?" he said, adding that "somebody else was there but they said they don't want to involve themselves in it," referring to his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj.
"I wasn’t feeling that. She shouldn't have said nothing,” he continued. He expressed his disappointment with Minaj, saying, “When it come to freedom, I don’t care who it is -- this could be Safaree [Samuels], this could be anybody -- if I know something and that man’s freedom is on the line and I could say something to help the situation? If it's right or wrong, I’ma say it, I don’t really care.”
Later in the interview, Meek discussed the expectations people have of him to become an "activist" but insisted that even though he's "representing the cause" and "has a purpose for something," he's still the same rapper he was before prison but his music has taken on a greater meaning.
"I might start talking hurt and I might talk anger," Meek quipped, saluting Tupac, whose music was a reflection of his pain and experiences.
While Meek was in prison, Drake shouted "Free Meek" during a concert in Australia, suggesting the rappers' feud, which began in 2015 after Meek accused Drake of having a ghostwriter, had come to an end.
"He put good energy in the air. What happened, happened. We moved past that and I think we'll have a conversation next time when we see each other and get it going," he said. "Keep it moving in life."
Watch Meek Mill's full interview below.