Meek Mill Explains How Being In Prison Helped Him See The Bright Side Of His Career
Meek Mill explains how his 2008 prison sentence helped him to realize what the bright side of his career had.
MMG rapper Meek Mill is one of hip-hop’s new hottest acts, but his career was almost cut short before he even began. When he got arrested in 2008 for gun charges his career was about to go down the drain. In a recent interview with XXL, Meek Mill explains how being in jail actually helped him in his career.
He stated that his eight months in prison helped him realize his desire and dream to become one of hip-hop’s best artist, aside from Jay-Z, Diddy, Eminem, and so on. He said that being in prison made him realize that he wanted a better life beyond prison bars.
“I’m just a natural hustler. Before anybody even ever heard of me, I had money,” he said. “When I got signed, I had $250,000 – I was like 21. I was just a natural born hustler. Before I went to jail, I used to be a slouch. I used to smoke weed; things like that. Get high, hang on corners, play with guns – do a lot of dumb stuff. It took me to sit down in jail one time and use my brain and think. That’s the best thing jail did for me. I sat down and I thought about everything I could possibly do when I got out of there…I had my own little conversation with God, and I feel as though the message that I was sent was, ‘If you want to be in the street, this is where you can go or you could put your whole life into this rap thing, and you could go somewhere’…I just put my life into it.”
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