Meek Mill Kicks Off New Year With Positive Message: “Being Gangsta Will Get You Hurt”

BY Edwin Lamptey January 3, 2024 5:30 PM EDT
Photo Source: Instagram/@meekmill

Rap star and activist, Meek Mill, has begun the year 2024 on a positive note, as he is now spreading positive messages. 

In a recent tweet, he emphasized the importance of being smart rather than being a “gangsta”. He added that it is the only solid way out of the difficult circumstances many individuals find themselves in.

He explained that being a “gangsta” can get one killed or jailed, but being smart almost always ensures that a person can escape poverty. This, he added, can ensure that family and friends are more comfortable in life. 

Meek Mill’s words appear to reflect his life’s experiences, and carry weight, as he has experienced the harsh realities of life in the trenches. Growing up in Philadelphia, he faced numerous challenges and obstacles that could have easily derailed his path to success. However, through determination and a commitment to education, he managed to rise above his circumstances and become an influential figure in the music industry.

Before the year 2023 came to an end, Meek Mill attended the bill signing ceremony in Pennsylvania, and while speaking at a probation reform bill signing ceremony in Pennsylvania, he became emotional. As he wiped away tears during his speech, he said the new law would help ex-convicts like him lead normal lives after prison.

The new law limits probation lengths and seals a higher amount of criminal records from public view. Rather than punishing the offender, it requires probation reviews after at least two years and creates incentives for ex-convicts upon returning to their lives outside prison.

Again, the law also reduces a list of minor technical violations for non-violent offenders that would have ordinarily landed them in jail. 

The list includes returning home after curfew, leaving the state without permission, or missing fine payments they are unable to afford.

Meek Mill has been praised by several people for his efforts and for using his platform to shed light on important issues while urging for great change in gun violence and police reform.