Meek Mill has made a statement saying that he will be scaling back the gunplay in his music in the wake of the recent police shootings and Black Lives Matter movement.
The Philadelphia-rapper has never been afraid to share when he’s learned or been exposed to something new. So when he had a moment of clarity amidst the civil unrest going on in America right now, he realized that he could do something in his music steer people in a certain direction.
In a series of Instagram posts, Meek Mill revealed his plans to switch up the content in his music after his DC4 mixtape drops.
Once I found out I wasn’t born to fail and just fall victim to a fake ass life that don’t offer shit but a jail,death i carry myself with extreme confidence and I know my value… even tho that’s where we came from and all most of us has ever experienced in life! Wake up! Don’t question my raps because it’s a life we lived and suffered from, I have a right to express my myself! BY THE WAY ….AFTER DC4 I won’t continue to rap about extreme violence!!! But I will remain to let my people know in these terrible environments to adapt and survive at any cost because “US BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL AT WAR WITH OURSELVES AND THE SYSTEM IN REAL LIFE! #grammarcheck I don’t talk the “AMERICAN ENGLISH” because I don’t believe in it…I never cared about writing or speaking that way! I dont dress that way …. I’m doing me better yet doing #us
In a separate post Meek encouraged fellow artists to “stop focusing on non important shit and use your platform to bring attention to these foul ways some people believe we should b treated!”
Continue reading to see Meek’s change of heart.