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Meek Mill Discusses Prison, Justice Reform And Nicki Minaj On 'The Breakfast Club'

"I feel like God put me in prison, like 'all right, this your real test.'"

Meek Mill stopped by Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club to discuss a myriad of topics since his release from prison for a probation violation.

The Dreams Worth More Than Money MC talked about the importance of giving back to the people after the support poured in while he was behind bars.

"It really gave me a different outlook to see that many people supporting me at one time," the Philly native told the radio show's hosts. "When it came to real life, people standing outside in the rain protesting, and actually being a part of helping me get back on these streets...I feel like I'm entitled to give back."

Meek was sentenced to two to four years in prison for popping a wheelie back in Oct. 2017. During his time in prison, numerous reports about the injustice he faced during his lockup, as well as the demands Judge Genece Brinkley seemed to ask of him, made the rounds. However, he's hoping that there will be real change in the criminal justice system, and that he's thankful for the platform he's been given.

"I know real change is about to happen in Pennsylvania," he stated. "[Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf] is working on real stuff that don't entrap people... I was locked up by a corrupt cop, but he's saying that no one should be on probation for 11 years... we sitting down talking about 'how can we change laws?' This is even incredible that I'm sitting down and talking about this... I don't think I should go from playing in the house with my son [to] shackled from ankle to wrist, top to bottom, within a matter of a sentence because I popped a wheelie."

"They got somebody like me that got seven lawyers and can't get out of a situation, imagine someone who doesn't have the tight backing that I got going on...they'll never get relief," he continued.

Meek (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) also talked about eliminating bad vibes and bad people from his circle, in order to "control" and surround himself with more positivity since his release on Apr. 24.

"I ain't just going to the five parties in a row...sometimes that brings negative vibes," he explained. "I feel like God put me in prison, like 'all right, this your real test...this is where the real gangstas at...' I did time in prison, being locked in a room 24 hours a day...some people [social media] can affect you, but this is not a real problem...I still got a base of people that were still showing me love."

Meek spoke his mind about former girlfriend Nicki Minaj appearing to side with Judge Brinkley after being asked about him in a recent interview, stating that he thought she "shouldn't have said nothin'."

"I wasn't feeling that," he sighed. "When it come to freedom, I don't care who it is...if I know someone, and that man's freedom is on the line, and I could say something to help the situation? I'mma say it, I don't really care."

Watch his whole interview below.

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Rae partnered with Sienna Naturals CEO Hannah Diop to rebrand the company. “I think hair has always been part of my identity,” Rae told Allure. “[Even my] debut was a big chop that I did for Awkward Black Girl.”

Rae’s interest in the natural haircare industry was peaked after watching Diop’s “journey,” in products creation. “I’d been watching Hannah's journey for a while, seeing her developing these products. I got interested in the natural, organic side of hair care. I felt like this was a great opportunity to partner up — not to mention obviously loving what the products did for my own hair.”

Sienna Naturals products are made from “lightweight natural ingredients free from synthetics, harsh chemicals” and “heavy oils.”

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Allow us to reintroduce ourselves… ✨ We are Sienna Naturals and the countdown begins until we’re fully restocked in your shower, so make room! 🚿 Our products are made with lightweight natural ingredients, free of synthetics, harsh chemicals or heavy oils— formulated by women with textured hair for women with textured hair.
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Mural Honoring Chadwick Boseman Unveiled At Disneyland

A new mural honoring Chadwick Boseman made its debut at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney on Thursday (Sept 24). The beautiful art work was painted by Nikkolas Smith, a former Disneyland Imagineer.

The art installation includes an inscription from Smith that reads: “As a former Disney Imagineer, I had the honor of working on a major children's hospital initiative and Avengers Campus as my final two assignments. Seeing Chadwick's heart for people in-person, and later discovering his courageous battle with cancer, I was inspired to create this tribute to honor his life and legacy. To us, he was and will always be T'Challa. Long Live The King.”

The image shows Boseman kneeling alongside a child in a hospital gown while both make the Wakanda salute. The photo is a nod to Boseman’s many hospital visits with sick children, all while he secretly battled colon cancer. The 43-year-old actor passed away from the disease in August.

 

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The piece, which will be on display until the end of the year, was Smith's final project as a Disney Imagineer, a job that he held for 11 years.

“This one is special,” he explained in an Instagram post. “My King Chad tribute is now on a wall on display at Downtown Disney. It is a full circle moment for me: my final two projects as a Disney Imagineer last summer were working on the Children’s Hospital project and the ‘Avengers’ Campus. To millions of kids, T'Challa was a legend larger than life, and there was no one more worthy to fill those shoes than Chadwick Boseman. I'm so thankful to be able to honor Chadwick's life and purpose in this way.” Smith added a note of gratitude to Disney for being supporting of his artistic journey.

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This one is special. My King Chad tribute is now on a wall on display at Downtown Disney. 🐾 It is a full circle moment for me: my final two projects as a Disney Imagineer last summer were working on the Children’s Hospital project and the Avengers Campus. To millions of kids, T'Challa was a legend larger than life, and there was no one more worthy to fill those shoes than Chadwick Boseman. I'm so thankful to be able to honor Chadwick's life and purpose in this way. I am grateful to the Disney family for being so supportive of my journey as an artist. @waltdisneyimagineering @disney @marvelstudios @disneyland 🐾✨ #LongLiveTheKing #KingChad #WakandaForever #Phambili #DowntownDisney #BlackPanther #ChadwickBoseman #RIPChadwick #WDI

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The Instagram post serves as her first public response to a grand jury failing to bring charges against three Louisville police officers for killing Taylor. On Thursday (Sept. 24), Palmer shared a photo of a woman carrying a sign with the Bible verse: “It’s wrong to favor the guilty and keep the innocent from getting justice.”

 

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron held a press conference on Wednesday where he announced that no charges would be brought against Louisville officers Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankison for killing Taylor. Hankison was the only one among the three to be charged, but not for Taylor’s death.

In an interview with NPR last week, Palmer expressed her hope that charges would be brought against the officers. “I’m hoping to hear that there will be charges,” she said at the time. “That these people will be fired and arrested.” Hakinson is the only one of the three officers to be fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department after Taylor’s death.

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