New York City rapper Bobby Shmurda‘s could be released from prison as early as December 2020, but when he gets out, he has no interest in using his voice in the fight for criminal justice reform.
Shmurda hopped on an interview with Sirius XM radio and was asked if he’d join Meek Mill in his fight to change some of the inequalities that come with the criminal justice system. While Bobby respects what Meek Mill is doing, he doesn’t believe that anything is going to change.
“I tell people all the time I respect what he’s doing but I can’t do it though, you understand? I can talk to the kids, but I’m ain’t about to be sitting here protesting and politicking for no muthaf—n’ cops because them muthaf—as don’t care,” said Shmurda during the interview.
Shmurda believes that just talking about the issues doesn’t change anything, only taking real action will. However, these are the things that Meek Mill is trying to accomplish.
Along with Jay-Z and CNN’s Van Jones, Meek Mill has created a criminal justice reform program called Reform Alliance that aims to “dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole.”
Those pushing for criminal justice reform have already seen a win with the First Step Act, which will cut the number of people in prison by significant numbers over the next 10 years by giving judges more discretion in sentencing for non-violent crimes.
Whether Shmurda decides to join or not, Meek Mill is going to continue to fight for those who weren’t given the same opportunities to free themselves from the system that he’s had.