Meek Mill has received a lot of positive press for his efforts to reform criminal justice processes and change the way minority populations are policed in this country. In late 2017, the rapper was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison after a Pennsylvania judge determined that Mill had violated his parole. Just a few months later, the state supreme court called for his immediate release after it was decided that Mill had been unjustly convicted. Since then, the rapper has been very active in trying to spur change.
In January, it was announced that the Philadelphia native would be teaming up Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin and Jay-Z to start “Reform Alliance,” a new organization aimed at enacting criminal justice reform policy across the country like the the “First Step Act” passed by Congress in December.
On Monday, New York City rapper Bobby Shmurda — who has been incarcerated since December of 2014 — was asked about Mill’s recent reform efforts during a phone interview with Sirius XM’s Swaggy Sie.
“I tell people all the time I respect what he’s doing but I can’t do it though, you understand?” Shmurda said in the video. “I haven’t talked to the kid but I’m ain’t about to be sitting here protesting and politicking for no muthafuckin’ cops because them muthafuckas don’t care.”
Mill apparently heard about Shmurda’s comments and took to instagram to clarify what he saw as a misunderstanding. “Somebody gave Bobby the wrong information,” he wrote on Tuesday. “Nothing I got going on has nothing to do with speaking up for the cops!”
Shmurda doesn’t seem like he will be jumping on the criminal justice reform bandwagon any time soon. However, the rapper did express that he would still be open to having a conversation with Mill.