American Black Rapper Meek Mill sat down with Lester Holt for his first interview since being released from prison on bail yesterday. It marks his second time speaking with Holt, who interviewed Meek a few weeks ago while he was still incarcerated. Though the full interview is airing as an upcoming “Dateline” NBC special, a sneak preview of their talk aired on the “NBC Nightly News.”
“I haven’t slept one minute since I’ve been out of prison,” Meek told Holt. “It’s actually like a culture shock coming from a small cell back into the real world, so I think my body has to adjust at this point.” When asked if he felt free, the rapper said no. “I don’t feel free. I ain’t feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19. I’m 30 now.”
The video also featured an interview with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who supported his release on bail and 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, who flew Meek to the sixers game last night on a private helicopter.
“I’ve got a lot of responsibility, I’ve got a lot of important people depending on me,” Meek said towards the end of the clip. “I’m talking about the men that’s depending on me going through the same thing I’m going through.”