By: DEVON JEFFERSON
Meek Mill is convinced we are all living in the midst of an ongoing battle here in the United States.
In an Instagram post the Quarantine Pack rapper unloaded on a screenshot of a rioter receiving preferential house arrest while awaiting trial for his involvement in the violent insurrection and attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol building led by President Trump’s supporters on January 6.
“My whole race in jail for tryna protect themselves or some petty drugs!” Meek started off in the lengthy message. “We living in the middle of a silent war! You can run in the state capitol and get house arrest? just pay attention to that part …ain’t no protest that can fix that! We have no protection in the system as black folks and it’s not no telling what’s next!!!! Didn’t people die in that shit ….we would of had conspiracy to terrorism or something they made up….Y’all people are really on some KKK SHIT!”
In the days following the breach of the Capitol, Meek Mill has expressed his intents to move to Africa while also speculating that America “Might be the most racist country in the world.”
Lil Yachty also recently vented frustrations with the entire situation and inferred the outcome of the siege of the country’s highest statehouse would have been much different had the rioters were African Americans.
“R.I.P X fuck da news, If black people raided the Capitol we would all be dead,” Yachty wrote in a tweet.
Both Meek Mill and Lil Boat join a growing number of Hip Hop artists to condemn the blatant double standard regarding how protesters associated with the Black Lives Matter movement last year were treated in comparison to the Trump sympathizers that stormed the Capitol including Cardi B, 50-Cent, Wale & More.