Meek Mill took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share his thoughts on the recent unrest in Baltimore, Maryland.
“And tearing down Ya own neighborhood is not the solution. it only makes the system look down on us even more as blacks! Let’s pray 4 #bmore,” Mill wrote in a series of tweets.
Hundreds have taken to the streets to protest and riot following the death of Freddie Gray, who on died on April 19 of a spinal injury while in police custody.
It is being reported that following Monday’s funeral, 15 officers were injured and at least 27 people were arrested. Over the past several days however, there have been 144 vehicle fires, 15 structures fires and nearly 200 arrests.
“I don’t condone what’s going on in Bmore “but” our people has been thru so much pain it’s hard to control your emotions,” the Meek also tweeted. “Cameras are finally bringing to light what’s been going on for years! So imagine the lies that’s been told that destroyed black families!”
He continued, “Cops came to court and said I chased them with a gun! I was found guilty 18 and been to jail 4 times for it and still on probation at 27. They almost ruined my life! Luckily I was strong enough to overcome it but it’s thousands who are not!!! I can’t wait to do @cnnireport.”
During Meek’s Twitter tirade, the rapper also slammed Donald Trump, who tweeted on Monday evening that “Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!”
“It’s clear @realdonaldtrump been racist..saying our “African American president” it’s plain to see! We won’t miss u when u perish!”
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that there will be a week long, city wide curfew at 10 p.m.