Now how come we didn’t see this one coming? And are we really surprised that another docu-series is being made? It seems this is the “normal” process for Black folks in America. Whip them with injustices, murder them with your weapons, slander their names with your accusations, then make a docu-series showing a scripted tale about the experience.
Here it is a week after Meek Mill’s prison release – which almost didn’t happen – we’re hearing the Philadelphia native is ready to tell his story through a new partnership with Amazon and Roc Nation via recordings.
According to several media outlets, the 30-year-old rapper has signed a contract holding him to a six-episode deal that would pull back the veil on his challenges with the criminal justice system. In a published statement, Mill expressed his gratitude for the opportunity that’ll launch his efforts to help others in similar situations.
“Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform,” he said. The program will also feature Mill’s original music.
Set to premiere in 2019, the “Amen” rapper will walk us down memory lane of his career up to the moment when he was sentenced to two to four years in prison for a probation violation. How crazy (or maybe not) that this guy is still dealing with a 10-year obligation within the probation system that became highlighted in conversations since Judge Genece Brinkley handed down his sentencing.
Mill communicated to the public how blessed he is and will begin to use his celebrity status to make a real difference in helping others to gain their freedom.
“Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues,” he said. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”