Before the release of his first post-prison album CHAMPIONSHIPS, Meek Mill announced that he'd sit down with Tidal's Elliott Wilson for their ongoing CRWN interview series. His interview, which is streaming below, covers the crazy rollercoaster of a year he's had, from all the support he received while behind bars, his efforts to campaign for prison reform, and his much-talked about new album.
CHAMPIONSHIPS also marks another big moment for Meek, in that it represents the end of his and Drake's feud. The two had a now-legendary beef back in 2015, which reached its peak when Drizzy released the thunderous "Back to Back."
Watch Meek's CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson above.
Recently, Meek appeared on CNN to talk prison reform. "There's a lot of things in the system that clearly don't make sense," he told CNN's Michael Smerconish. "It's keeping many young black men caught up in the system without even committing crimes." Meek himself has been the target of such discrimination, and as such, it's something he feels very passionate about. He refuted any claims that he shouldn't be able to campaign for reform when he caught himself a gun charge in 2008.
During the interview, he also took a moment to discuss JAY-Z's verse on "What's Free" from CHAMPIONSHIPS, specifically referencing the Kanye West line. He says he doesn't see it as a diss from JAY, but he himself doesn't agree with Ye's views. "Kanye came out of nowhere and just went red hat, and that was kind of against everything we represent."