Meek Mill Recalls “Not [Being] Protected By Police” In Philly In Throwback CNN Clip
Written by B87FM on June 4, 2020
It was again in late November 2018 when Meek Mill was a visitor on CNN. The rapper and felony justice reform advocate spoke with the community’s host Michael Smerconish about rising up in Philadelphia, his work with Reform Alliance, and his time behind bars. On Thursday (June 4), Meek Mill revisited that interview and shared a clip of the dialogue to his Instagram web page.
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“I at all times dreamed to have been on CNN and having the ability to specific myself and communicate for the unvoiced younger males of America,” Meek Mill stated within the clip. “Step one, I might say, I grew up in America in a ruthless neighborhood. We aren’t protected by police. We’re not. We grew up with folks promoting medication in our neighborhood, on our entrance steps. We grew up in ruthless environments. We grew up round homicide. You see homicide seven days every week I believe, in the event you grew up in my neighborhood, you see seven folks die every week, I believe you’ll most likely carry a gun your self.”
He requested the host, “Would you?” Michael Smerconish replied, “Uh, yeah. I most likely would.” Within the caption of the video, Meek wrote, “OTHERSIDE OF AMERIKKKA AND IM STAYING THERE FOREVER!” Take a look at the clip of Meek Mill revisiting his time on CNN under.