Meek Mill will never leave his son again. The rapper tells Rolling Stone that he feels responsible for Rihmeek’s school suspension that ensued shortly after Meek was put behind bars last year for probation violation.
“My son had never been suspended,” Mill reveals. “He [has] always been doing great in school, and I felt like I was a great failure by being incarcerated,” the rapper further delves. “[Not] raising my son was like a big grief to me. It hurt me a lot. It angered me. We had [a] conversation. I think he’s happy. I told him I would never leave him again.”
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Meek Mill knows how it feels to be fatherless since his dad was taken from him at a young age. “My father got murdered, and I knew somebody killed him,” the celebrity dad explains. “That’s how I remember it. My aunt said, ‘You tell your dad goodbye like he ain’t never coming back’. It registered to me as a little kid what she said, and I always remembered it.”
Remembering the missed opportunity to bond with his father fueled Meek’s desire to keep in contact with Rihmeek while serving time. “I had a phone [in jail], so I stayed in contact with him,” the recording artist shares. “I tried to keep the connection there, but it’s not a real connection when you only could call at certain hours.”
“My son, he don’t get home from school at six o’clock, so you know, it ain’t do me the real justice (sic). It was just a reflection of what happens over and over with young black men, like a lot of young black men grow up without father figures and you end up in the wrong places.”
Meek Mill is determined to break the cycle in his family while obtaining justice for himself. The rapper is still fulfilling the requirements of a lengthy probation that dates back to 2007, despite the fact that the officer who testified against Mill admitted to lying under oath just to put the recording artist behind bars. Meek sees a judge next month who will determine if the terms of his initial probationary period should be revised or thrown out.
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