After a long, very arduous and very public legal battle, Meek Mill was ultimately released from prison on April 24th. Although he is a free man, his fate is yet to be determined as he still faces a hearing for his initial 2008 conviction — the reason for his ordeal in the first place — later this summer.
Since being released, Meek has become a proponent for justice reform, recently speaking to NBC’s Lester Holt about his case and the repercussions he faced over the years. Making a trip to New York, Meek stopped by Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning to touch upon a wide array of topics both legally and musically. Amidst opening up on his unlikely relationships with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris (the latter is apparently a mentor, and celebrates Meek’s birthdays with him), he focused on several hot-button music subjects as well. While he admits that he doesn’t know when he’ll release new music, he shared kind words for his once-collaborator/rival Drake.
“I don’t have hate towards him, and I don’t believe he has hate towards me,” Meek said. “When I was in that [legal] situation, I seen in the media, he said ‘free Meek Mill.’ That’s when I was at my down point when I don’t have anything going on with music. Before we had a little rap issue. I knew him as a person, and he supported.”
During the hour-long conversation Meek reveals that he and Nicki Minaj have not spoken, and did not speak while he was incarcerated. He also spoke on receiving help from JAY-Z, the thoughts in his head during his first night of freedom, and much more.