NBC Nightly News' Lester Holt Speaks to Rapper Meek Mill from Prison

NBC Nightly News' Lester Holt Speaks to Rapper Meek Mill from Prison

The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, is fighting for release while appealing a two- to four-year sentence for a probation violation. I saw him [recently at Gillette Stadium].

"Amazing young man. I know how I'd feel if I was in the situation he is", Kraft said just after leaving Meek Mill's prison in Chester, PA. "It makes it clear to me we have to do something with criminal justice reform".

The imprisonment of Philadelphia native & popular rapper, Meek Mill, has been all-but low profile.

Kraft also said recently that he doesn't have any issues with Tom Brady's contract, but the zen approach to team matters comes alongside a more practical bent befitting a successful business owner. "This guy is a great guy and shouldn't be here". After receiving a visit from Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, Meek ended up chopping it up with somebody a little closer to home - the homie Wale. Rubin invited Mayor Kenney, and the visit with Meek lasted about an hour.

"It seems that he would be doing more good on the outside than the inside", said Kenney.

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Meek released a music video this week highlighting the support he has received as he waits a verdict concerning his release.

Philly 76ers players Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz have all visited Meek Mill since his imprisonment as well.

Mill has been serving a 2-to-4-year sentence since November 2017 after violating his probation.

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