A lot of rappers are probably thinking the same way as the Everyday Struggle host, but only he is brave enough to say it out loud. During Wednesday episode of his morning show, Budden talked about why he is not sorry for Meek Mill and broke down a number of ways that he thinks the Philly rapper could have avoided being sent back to prison. While some fans seem to agree with what he has to say, a large number of folks are bashing him for being a hater.
Meek Mill pleaded in court asking the judge to cut him some slack because he has made it this far and can’t afford to start over. The judge wasn’t haven’t it and handed down the 2-4 prison sentence regardless. DJ Akademiks said on Complex’s Everyday Struggle that he is surprised about the sentencing but not surprised that Meek is waist deep in legal troubles because that is how the system is especially if you’re a black man. Joe Budden was much more critical of the Dreamchasers rapper and there might be some truth in what he has to say.
“Everybody’s talking about Meek, so let’s talk about Meek, ‘I don’t feel bad for Meek at all,’” Budden said before going into a long lecturing about election day and how it correlates to the system of oppression. “The local elections are probably the most important, so I want to encourage all of ya’ll to go vote for your local officers, governor, mayor,” the “Pump It Up” rapper said. “To the people that don’t know, that is how the judges are elected. So we can’t continue to say that we have a problem with harsh judges and harsh sentencing if we as a people will do nothing about it.”
The judge in Meek Mill case is known to be strict and she has been working with the rapper since 2013. Meek’s attorney called her bias and vindictive for handing down the sentence on Monday, telling reporters that she once asked the rapper to remake Boyz II Men classic single “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out.