''You Ain't Got Nothing To Do But Sit In There & Think''
3:30PM ET November 10th, 2012
Contributor : Martin James
A Rocky Williform Company
Meek Mill spoke openly about his prison stint during an appearance on MTV's "This Is How I Made It." The Maybach Music Group rapper just released his debut album Dreams and Nightmares, and recalled just how his life changed after he was put behind bars.
"I was 18, just turned [into] an adult when I went to jail," he said." "I caught a case and had 57 charges. Young guys that get caught with a gun — they're gonna automatically charge you up. All I did was walk outside with a gun."
"In jail you ain't got nothing to do but sit in there and think all day," said the Philadelphia native.
"I just [didn't] wanna die, I [didn't] wanna get shot or get life in jail because that's the usual script," he shares. "I ended up going about 20-something months and realized that wasn't the place I wanted to be."
"I really put my life into rapping," he added. "They let me out on house arrest and the judge gave me permission to go to the studio, and that taught me another lesson because every day [I was] going straight to the studio for 12 hours straight and I started putting up six songs a day for three months straight — that's what gave me my little jump start."