Hip hop recording artist, Meek Mill criticized celebs who say ‘All Lives Matter.’
After several deaths of Black people at the hands of the police, many celebrities have spoken and supported the Black Lives Matter movement in raising awareness to the lingering issues of social injustice and inequality in the country. However, some celebrities have remained ignorant enough to understand the issues faced by African-Americans, by saying ‘All Lives Matter.’ Meek Mill took it upon himself to school those celebrities who don’t agree with the BLM movement. We have got more information on the rapper’s words below.
The Huffington Post
Meek Mill has a few often explicit words for celebrities who don’t agree with the Black Lives Matter movement.
During the latest episode of the Tax Season podcast, the rapper spoke about why the social justice movement is relevant and his frustrations with public figures who say “All Lives Matter.”
“Right now, we gotta get our rights right. We gotta get what we need right. That’s why they’re saying ‘Black Lives Matter,’” he said. “When I see other celebrities say ‘All Lives Matter,’ I be like, ‘What you talking about? Y’all niggas got this rich?’”
— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) November 3, 2016
The 29-year-old then criticized what he sees as the double standard among police officers who enforce drug laws in urban communities while ignoring similar drug crimes on college campuses.
“The hood is flooded with drugs, college campuses ain’t flooded with drugs? College campuses [are] flooded with drugs the same way the hood is,” he said. “You think they got NARCs running around pulling guns out on people and shooting them? Fuck no. So why would you open your mouth and say ‘All Lives Matter? We know All Lives Matter, that was never the issue. We’re talking about us getting killed on paper and going to jail for no reason.”
Meek Mill also addressed police brutality in an Instagram post following the July police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. In the post, the rapper vowed not to continue rapping about “extreme violence” after the release of his latest album “Dreamchasers 4,” but he maintained:
“I will remain to let my people know in these terrible environments to adapt and survive at any cost.”
Here is the full caption in the Instagram post:
“Once I found out I wasn’t born to fail and just fall victim to a fake ass life that don’t offer shit but a jail,death i carry myself with extreme confidence and I know my value… even tho that’s where we came from and all most of us has ever experienced in life! Wake up! Don’t question my raps because it’s a life we lived and suffered from, I have a right to express my myself! BY THE WAY ….AFTER DC4 I won’t continue to rap about extreme violence!!! But I will remain to let my people know in these terrible environments to adapt and survive at any cost because “US BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL AT WAR WITH OURSELVES AND THE SYSTEM IN REAL LIFE! #grammarcheck I don’t talk the “AMERICAN ENGLISH” because I don’t believe in it…I never cared about writing or speaking that way! I dont dress that way …. I’m doing me better yet doing #us” See more
Meek Mill speaking that real once again pic.twitter.com/7pJiOfvelA
— 2 Wavy (@JC2Wavy) November 5, 2016
Meek Mill is one of the most socially conscious rappers today, as he decided to speak on how dim some Black celebrities sound when they say ‘All Lives Matter.’ Following Lil Wayne’s horrendous interview on Nightline, it’s pleasing to see another Black rapper show that he is aware of the problems faced by the Black community. Saying all lives matter makes no sense because it’s obvious that Black lives do not matter to the system.