Meek Mill Remembers Going To Prison At Age 18
Meek Mill remembers going to prison at age 18, and how it changed his life. Meek Mill’s album, Dreams and Nightmares, just debuted in stores. The young rapper tells his fans a story in his album, and his life could’ve gone in a different direction.
“I was 18, just turned into an adult when I went to jail,” he explained in a recent interview with MTV’s “This Is How I Made It.” “I caught a case and had 57 charges. Young guys that get caught with a gun — they’re gonna automatically charge you up. All I did was walk outside with a gun.”
Meek Mill spent some time in prison and he thought, “I need to change my life, if not I’m not gonna be heading anywhere. In jail you ain’t got nothing to do but sit in there and think all day.”
He even explained how being in prison made him realize how much he loves music and would like to dedicate himself to it. ”I just didn’t wanna die, I didn’t wanna get shot or get life in jail because that’s the usual script. I ended up going about 20-something months and realized that wasn’t the place I wanted to be.”
“I really put my life into rapping,” Meek Mill stated. “They let me out on house arrest and the judge gave me permission to go to the studio, and that taught me another lesson because every day I was going straight to the studio for 12 hours straight and I started putting up six songs a day for three months straight — that’s what gave me my little jump start.”
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