'I don't feel free': Meek Mill sits down for first interview since leaving prison to speak about the importance of criminal justice reform

Mail Online | 4/24/2018 | Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
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Newly-released rapper Meek Mill spoke humbly during an interview that aired Wednesday on NBC Nightly News with Lestor Holt.

The-30-year-old was granted freedom from prison for an unusually harsh sentence that triggered protests debating racial biases in the United States criminal justice system.

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Mill, who was ordered out on bail by the Pennsylvania's Supreme Court yesterday afternoon, told Holt: 'I don't feel free... I didn't feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19.'

Mill, who was seen happily hopping on a helicopter to the Philadelphia 76ers game after his release Tuesday afternoon, added that he hasn't had an ounce of shut eye since.

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'It's actually like a culture shock coming from a small cell, back into the real world. I think my body has to adjust at this point,' he said in his anticipated initial interview.

He further spoke proudly about his faith and how it has given him the strength to endure any battle.

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'Me, I just, I pray. I believe God is my first lawyer. I will always believe that, and I got a strong team behind me. I got alot of support. There's alot of light shining on my situation.'

Numerous supporters of Mill began protesting outside the courthouse back in November when the artist was first sentenced to two to four years in prison over his 2008 arrest for drug and gun possession and then violating parole.

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Mill had argued he was viciously beaten during the arrest. He allotted the photo of his bloodied face to the cover of his 'DC4' mixtape.

His Tuesday release by the state supreme court was an overruling of the judge in the case.

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Mill took to Twitter after to express his gratitude toward all of his supporters along the trying journey.

'I understand that many people of color across the country don't...
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