The Philadelphia rapper is a fan of Kim K's recent legal efforts
US rapper Meek Mill has praised Kim Kardashian West for fighting for prison reform, describing the reality star as someone using her platform to “do good.”
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Kardashian West was instrumental in securing the release of Alice Marie Johnson, an American woman who was controversially imprisoned for a minor role in a drug trafficking operation. She helped Johnson win a pardon from President Donald Trump, which resulted in her release last June.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Meek, who recently launched REFORM Alliance, a new criminal justice reform organisation with backers including Jay-Z, which is angled towards changing probation laws in the US following the ‘What’s Free’ rapper’s own negative experience getting caught up in the US prison system, said Kardashian West was setting a positive example.
”Everybody that’s using their platform helps. Kim’s [a good friend]. I think she’s doing a lot of good work,” he said. “She’s doing a lot of work, more than other people who have platforms who might even [have come] from that situation. So, big ups to her and big ups to everybody that’s working for a better cause – not even just for reform.”
Earlier this year, Kardashian West announced she was studying to be a lawyer, just like her late father, Robert Kardashian, and is hoping to take her bar exam in 2022. On Instagram, she posted a picture of her studying alongside renowned lawyers Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney.
She’s now had several meetings with Trump specifically around the issue of prison reform and is thought to be trying to secure the release of more prisoners who might have been given unfair sentences in the past.
According to reports, Kardashian West’s legal efforts are going to be part of a new documentary series on the Oxygen Network.
During a meeting held last week (July 24) at Roc Nation’s office in New York City, the Philadelphia rap star and music mogul sealed the deal on their new joint business venture. According to Variety, Meek will serve as the president of Dreamchasers, overseeing the label’s artist roster, marketing plans, creative strategy, and other business operations under Roc Nation. The rapper also hopes to open a recording studio for the label’s signees in the future.