Meek Mill has delivered his first television interview since his release from prison on Tuesday (April 24). The rapper walked free after the Philadelphia Supreme Court overrode the judge’s initial decision to keep him behind bars until his next hearing.
Mill — who remains on bail — spoke with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt, who asked the Philadelphia rapper if he now feels free.
“No, I don’t feel free,” he said. “I ain’t feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19. I’m 30 now.”
Mill continued, “I pray. I believe God is my first lawyer, I always believe that. I got a strong team behind me. I got a lot of support. There’s a lot of lights shedded on my situation.”
Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Grubin also spoke with Nightly News, explaining why people should take interest in Mill’s case.
“Because his story is so much bigger than his life,” Grubin said. “This is about how he can the symbolic change agent that was needed for major criminal justice reform. That’s why you should care.”
Mill’s interview with Lester Holt is part of an upcoming hour-long episode of Dateline.
In an exclusive interview for an upcoming @DatelineNBC , Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill talks to me about his release from prison and his new mission in life. Saying “Let’s now retire #FreeMeekMill and make it #JusticeReform.” More tonight on @NBCNightlyNews pic.twitter.com/uzJeEarJ2m
— Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) April 25, 2018