Meek Mill has only been out of prison for a few days, but it appears that he may be having a hard time adjusting to freedom.
Mill says many jailed people now counting on himAP Photo PAPHQ201, PAPHQ101, PACS102, PACS101, PACS103, PAPHQ102, PACS108Rapper Meek Mill says he believes a lot of important people are depending on him now that he's out of prison.
'I don't feel free.
Mill was allowed to post bail and temporarily get out of jail by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after the Philadelphia district attorney's office petitioned Judge Genece Brinkley for his release after some of his arresting officers were included in the list of officers who were accused of framing witnesses and lied under oath.
In an op-ed past year for The New York Times, Jay-Z said that Mill's case was "just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day".
In a sneak preview of the interview that is due to air as an upcoming Dateline NBC special, the pair discussed the 30-year-old's journey.More news: Bob Dorough, creator of 'Schoolhouse Rock,' has died
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We'll keep you updated on the status of Meek's legal case, but for now, we can continue to celebrate his release.
Asked if he felt free, Mill told Holt: "I ain't feel free since I caught this case at age of 19 - I'm 30 now".
The rapper was released from jail after serving nearly five months for a probation violation. "There's a lot of light shed on my situation".
'While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive, ' Nicki Minaj's ex added.
The 76ers co-owner told Holt: 'His story is so much bigger than his life. this is about how can he be the symbolic change agent that was needed for major criminal justice reform'. And I'm not talking about those people, those public officials.
Mill's semi-somber appearance followed his fun evening at the 76ers game against the Miami Heat - where he smiled, chatted with players and sported a Joel Embiid jersey.