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Meek Mill Recalled His Experience With Police Brutality

“I thought it was somebody pretending to b cops tryna kidnap me!”

April 28, 2015

Like Rihanna, Vic Mensa, Chuck D, and a handful of other artists, Meek Mill has addressed the protests in Baltimore following the senseless death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Meek's response however is a lot more personal. Today on Instagram the rapper shared his experience with police brutality that left him with permanent scars from when he was 18, which was almost 10 years ago. "Permanent handcuff scars from when I was 18," wrote Meek. "Can you imagine cuffs stopping Ya blood circulation and Ya blood dripping on the handcuffs I thought it was somebody pretending to b cops tryna kidnap me!"

Meek Mill was also left with bruises across his face and criminal charges for assault. "Lips swollen .... Stitches in both swollen eyes!," he continued. "One of my braids ripped out! I weighed about 130 at the time And I was found guilty of assaulting cops! It's clear 2 see I was punched and stomped by a few cops! If I wasn't blessed the way I am I still would have hatred in my heart towards cops but I forgave bcuz I know all cops ain't the same! 2 "black cops" got on the stand and lied and cried about how I chased them down with a gun and tried to kill them! I caught that case at 18 and was stripped of my freedom and taken away from my family 4 times for the same case and still on probation.. 1 step away from jail if I make one mistake! I can't blame my judge because the law labels cops as "expert witnesses" and it was cops against a black kid and she's suppose to believe a cops testimony first!! I never got a chance to speak to my judge about this from young man to woman and I hope she sees this to help other young men that won't b able to make it thru what I made it thru! After I caught the case I had no choice to hustle in the streets to get a good lawyer aka a good liar to help me get my freedom!"

Meek Mill Recalled His Experience With Police Brutality