It’s no secret that T.I. likes to use his fame for good, and this time he’s thinking about reforming America’s criminal justice system.
While on set for his song “Jefe,” the rapper got to talking with Meek Mill about prison reform. As you remember, Meek was arrested last November and sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. He was released after 5 months and countless rallies, rappers, and fans called for his freedom. Now, he wants to change the system.
According to Tip, “Meek is like [his] little brother.” He met the rapper when he was around 17 years old and signed him to Grand Hustle, his label. He’s proud of him for building his own empire, but more proud of the way he has “dedicated himself to the movement, to prison reform.”
T.I. explains that it’s unacceptable for America, as “the greatest nation in the world” to “still have the widest poverty gap and so many people who have substandard education for their children.” For T.I. that means one thing: “I think that leaves us a certain obligation to help those in more desperate situations.”
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