On Monday (April 16), Meek Mill was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief when a Philadelphia DA Attorney agreed that he deserved a new hearing. In a new interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Meek expressed a sense of optimism when speaking about his possible retrial and one day being free.
“I don’t really try to get my hopes up from that court room right there,” Meek said. “I feel like I will be free one day. I think I’ll be able to get my chance pretty soon. My time coming.”
Meek also encouraged people to vote for politicians who support justice reform. “The most important thing I want to say is, vote. When it’s time to vote for governor, when it’s time to vote for judges, D.A.s, vote,” he said. “Let’s vote for people that’s in to justice reform and helping the urban community. ‘Cause, you know, we’re being affected by it but we’re not voting.”
In a separate interview with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt, Meek explained his new-found mission to aid minorities entrapped by the legal system. “I think God put me in this position to be able to do a show with Lester Holt and open up eyes for other young Black men,” he said.
On Monday (April 16), the DA’s office relayed their concerns regarding Meek’s case, noting that his gun and drug charges should be vacated due to the sketchy credibility of his arresting officer. Meek’s new hearing is slated for June.
Check out his interview with Lemon below.