Joining the chorus of people sickened by footage of a recent Mar-a-Lago meeting between former President Donald Trump and Kyle Rittenhouse, Meek Mill wrote that the system is “completely designed to destroy Black and Brown people.” ” in a passionate Instagram post.
“It is clear to see that the system is completely designed to destroy black and brown people!” Meek captioned an image of Trump and Rittenhouse giving thumbs up. “TV programming can’t hide it anymore. I don’t believe in anything that I learned history from public school now that I’m educated! The system is the second stage of slavery and the government fully understands the harm it is doing to our people who have no money and are locking up most of us!”
Meek added: “I was trapped in an effort to overcome poverty/the streets. I never noticed how deep the system really is. Pay attention!”
Wednesday’s IG post is just the latest political statement Meek has shared on social media in recent months. In October, the Philly rapper took to Twitter to compare aspects of Netflix’s hit series squid game to what he called ‘hood poverty’.
“Squid games’ pay attention to how quickly people switch and kill each other to survive,” he said in a since-deleted tweet. “Now think about the ‘hood’ poverty…it’s exactly the same…if you just help them with work/money they won’t be like ‘just a common sense message’.”
Earlier this fall, Meek joined the large group of celebrities and athletes who teamed up with The Weldon Project in an effort to push for marijuana reform.
In a letter to President Joe Biden on Sept. 14, civil rights activist Weldon Angelos and a number of rappers, including Meek, Drake, Quavo and 2 Chainz, urged the Biden administration to pardon all non-violent cannabis offenders currently in prison. in the country.
“Whatever one thinks of other drugs and other defendants, incarcerating marijuana offenders in federal prisons is a misuse of our nation’s resources and deeply hypocritical, as a clear majority of Americans oppose marijuana prohibition and about half admit it.” use the drug during their lifetime,” the letter read. “The harm of incarceration is obvious, but the pain of federal marijuana convictions transcends prison walls, making it more difficult for someone to find a job, access affordable housing, and get an education,” it continues. . “A conviction could forever limit an individual’s constitutional rights and further push the American dream beyond the reach of an entire family.”