Meek Mill's emotions came pouring out while speaking at the signing of a probation reform bill in Philadelphia ... and his tears were clearly related to memories of his own years of legal woes.
PA Governor Josh Shapiro signed the bill inside Philly's National Constitution Center, and Meek recalled the anxiety he had risking his freedom crossing state lines to New Jersey just to take his son to school when he was on probation years ago.
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He then broke down at the podium while thanking Gov. Shapiro and the rest of the committee for signing the bill, which lessens the chances of people on probation being sent back to jail for minor offenses.
Meek says guys like him who come from poor upbringings have to fight twice as hard just for acceptance, and being tossed around the system while labeled a felon makes things much worse.
The "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper was infamously placed on probation for a 2008 gun case, and later ended up having serious beef with a judge who sent him to prison for a 2017 probation violation. So, it's pretty obvious why the cause is so dear to his heart.
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It'll be interesting to see if the new laws influence Meek's lyrics going forward -- he was called out last month by Dee-1 for being the face of orgs like Reform while still glorifying street activity in his raps.