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Meek Mill talks prison sentence with NBC's Lester Holt

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 13, 2018 1:08 AM
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Rapper Meek Mill is serving a two- to four-year sentence for violating terms of his probation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- Rapper Meek Mill says he always thought 10 years of probation would bring him back to prison.

Mill spoke to news anchor Lester Holt from a Pennsylvania prison in a phone interview that aired Thursday on "NBC Nightly News."

The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, is fighting for release while appealing a two- to four-year sentence for a probation violation.

A judge said his drug use, arrests and other issues while under supervision merited the jail time. Mill's lawyers accuse her of a "personal vendetta."

Mill tells Holt when he's released, he sees himself "helping minorities that come from these situations like myself."

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited Mill in prison Tuesday. Afterward, Kraft called for reform of the criminal justice system. Philadelphia's mayor visited Wednesday.

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