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Meek Mill Is Not With Using Rap Lyrics As Evidence In Court

Meek Mill shares on X of his opinion regarding rap lyrics being used as evidence in court, revealing that rappers collaborate by sharing their own lines to use on other artist's songs.

Meek Mill is chiming in on the growing conversation surrounding rapper’s lyrics being used as evidence in court. The hip-hop artist shared his thoughts on the matter on social media, explaining how rappers feed one another lines for their songs.

In his rant on X, Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, spoke on the songwriting process for rappers in the studio. In his opinion, lyrics should be impermissible to use in court, given that, oftentimes, rappers will share lyrics to put on other artists’ music.

“It should be impossible to charge thug and lucci for lyrics because in this studio, we all give each other lines and don’t remember who said what after a high night in the studio,” shared the Philadelphia native. “I have done it with both of them … they both gave me lyrics [before]… we all do this!”

His reference to rappers Young Thug and YFN Lucci and their ongoing court cases highlights the ongoing debate over the emcees’ lyrics being used by prosecutors to suggest they were involved in criminal activity. Young Thug is facing racketeering, better known as RICO, charges in Fulton County, Georgia, for alleged gang activity with his record label, YSL, with his fellow Atlanta artist indicted on the same charges.

Meek Mill has advocated for prison reform since his own release after issues with his probation. He co-founded the Reform Alliance in 2019 alongside Jay-Z to promote legislation and policy for those wrongfully imprisoned or under unjust probation to seek justice. He most recently tweeted about bill SB 838 in Pennsylvania, which will aid in probation reform within the state.

“I spent 10 years on probation in PA,” shared the 36-year-old rapper. They sent me to prison multiple times for violations. Happens every day to Black men in Philly every day, being incarcerated for not committing any crimes! It’s time to get #sb838 probation reform done.”

Meek Mill and his reform organization hope to see the bill passed before the state’s legislative session concludes.