Meek Mill talks about his past opioid addiction saying he was scared to tell his probation officer about it.
Meek Mill held a press conference on Thursday with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf where he calls for criminal justice reform. He made his case by speaking about fighting his own demons and overcoming them. Criminal justice is the current day civil rights that minorities are facing and Meek has become the face of an unjust justice system.
After spending five months in prison out of a 4-year sentence for probation violation, the Philly rapper is currently out campaigning for reforming the justice department and politicians like Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is listening. “I Think everything happens for a reason and what I went through was terrible and I it’s a path that god put be on for a better time like right now,” Meek Mill said.
The Dreamchaser rapper spoke about his past opioid addiction and what it took for him to get help. “At one point in my life I was actually addicted to opioid and I think there should be a line drawn where you have a drug problem and you’re scared to tell your probation officer that you have a drug problem because you don’t want to be sent to prison for years,” Meek continues.
Meek Mill then thanked his probation officer for helping him get help with his drug problem rather than send him back to prison and that ultimately changed his life. “I want to thank my probation officer in Montgomery County,” he said. “There was one point in my life where I had a drug problem, years ago, and I told her I had a drug problem and she asked me if I want help and she put me in a rehabilitation program and it changed my life.”
Meek Mill says he made a commitment to speak for the voiceless which is other inmates currently trapped by the criminal justice system.
While Kanye West is out there loving Trump and saying “slavery was a choice.” Meek Mill is using his platform to she light on an unjust criminal justice system that leads to the mass incarceration of minorities.