Meek Mill Shares Key To Getting Out Of Poverty

Meek Mill says it pays off to be smart.

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Meek Mill says "being smart" is the key to getting out of poverty. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, the Too Good to Be True rapper shared advice for his followers. He says that "being gangsta" is the wrong path forward.

"Being gangsta will get you hurt put in jail or killed …… being smart will get you out of poverty and your family and friends living better … it’s no comparison, being smart is the only solid way out the trenches… everything else is wide range life risk just to survive!" Meek wrote.

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Fans praised Meek for the advice. One wrote that he should keep the same mindset while making music. "Remember this next time you write Meek. No more 'I got a hundred shooters in ma block.' There's a straight line between the hit records out here and the news headlines," they said. "We all can do better." Another wrote: "Preach! We all wish for a good life, but the smart path is the best bet. It's tough but more safe, and the rewards are sweet as honey!" Check out Meek's full post below.

Meek Mill On Making It Out Of Poverty

Meek also gave a shout-out with another post at the same time: "Shout out uptown Serg I met him in prison he’s been fighting for us everyday since he got out!!! Somebody pull him in to the resources!" Both comments come after Meek teamed up with Rick Ross for their new collaborative album, Too Good To Be True. Be on the lookout for further updates on Meek Mill on HotNewHipHop.

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