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Wale shared some powerful words of wisdom Wednesday after speaking with Maybach Music alum Meek Mill, whose harsh jail sentence has been widely criticized. For Wale, their relationship is "really deeper than rap."
"The silver lining in this fucked up situation is the clarity and wisdom he has gained," Wale said in an impassioned Instagram caption. "The silver lining for me is realizing what (or who) is real. [In] the end there barely is a silver lining in such an unjust situation but the conversation we've been having have inspired me on levels I deemed unattainable at one point."
Wale also expressed his lack of enthusiasm for the simple phrase "free _____," as the mind can never truly be captured. See his full note below.
Earlier this week, the official video for Meek's "1942 Flows" was released. Spike Jordan's video imagines Meek walking out of jail and running into a swarm of reporters ready to capture his thoughts. "I feel like a free slave, you know?" Meek tells the reporters in the video. "I feel like I've been targeted by certain people. Just being out on the streets and knowing somebody can take your freedom at any time. You got cops, you see they charging me up on felonies."
Also last week, news broke that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner had filed no opposition to releasing Meek on bail at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court level. This means the release will be decided by the Supreme Court, i.e. not Judge Genece Brinkley. In a statement to Complex, Meek's attorney Joe Tacopina said he and his client were "encouraged" by the move.