BMF: Rapper LL Cool J Asks Obama For The Flenory Brothers Pardon

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Via All Hip Hop News – Rapper LL Cool J has appealed to Barack Obama to pardon incarcerated drug kingpin Big Meech and his brother before the U.S. President leaves office this month.

Meech, real name Demetrius Flenory, headed up infamous crime organization the Black Mafia Family (BMF) and launched his own drug-funded music business called BMF Entertainment, before he and his brother, Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, were imprisoned in 2005.
The siblings are each serving 30-year sentences, but LL Cool J has thrown his support behind the brothers in a bid to have them freed by an executive order.

The rapper/actor has outlined his argument in a lengthy post on Instagram, alongside a picture of the Flenorys during their early days on the street.

“I think these two guys who are both products of my generation could do a lot of good in the community if they were pardoned,” LL wrote. “They were incarcerated for non violent drug offenses.if they were pardoned I’m sure they would do the right thing (sic).

It’s a matter of character. From the outside looking in I think they both have it.”

The hip-hop veteran goes on to insist the brothers have shown promise of turning their lives around if given the opportunity to regain their freedom sooner than planned, and could “potentially bring a lot of healing and inspiration to a down trodden community and show all our citizens that the USA is a country where second chances are possible.

“I really think these guys… should have their cases reviewed. They should receive either a full pardon or at a minimum a sentence reduction. 30 years for a ‘non violent’ charge no matter how large the case may be; Still feels heavy handed to me.”

LL concludes his note by adding, “Let’s all hope it happens for them. Keep your heads up fellas. I’m praying for you. I love our country. I believe this would be a just decision. Pardon Meech and Terry Flenory.”

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I think these two guys who are both products of my generation could do a lot of good in the community if they were pardoned. They were incarcerated for non violent drug offenses.if they were pardoned I'm sure they would do the right thing. It's a matter of character. From the outside looking in I think they both have it. Although they set what some would call a negative example I think the second chapter of their lives could potentially bring a lot of healing and inspiration to a down trodden community and show all our citizens that the USA is a country where second chances are possible. I don't condone what they did but I understand why they did it. The inner city is is a rough place to be born and raised. Temptation is everywhere tempting us to find a fast way to escape poverty. This is nothing new, but still very true. I really think these guys along with some of the guys they were incarcerated with should have their cases reviewed. They should receive either a full pardon or at a minimum a sentence reduction. 30 years for a "non violent" charge no matter how large the case may be; Still feels heavy handed to me. Let's all hope it happens for them. Keep your heads up fellas. I'm praying for you. 🙏🏾 I love our country. I believe this would be a just decision. Pardon Meech and Terry Flenory. #forgiveness #justice #mercy

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Obama has yet to comment on the pardon effort, but he doesn’t have much time to take action – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will take over the White House following his inauguration on 20 January.

“I don’t condone what they did but I understand why they did it,” he continued, insisting those living in rough inner cities will do anything to escape their struggles.

WATCH: Lil Meech, Son Of Black Mafia Family’s Big Meech, Speaks On His Father’s Legacy 

Check out this interview with Lil Meech, son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, of the notorious Black Mafia Family.

Lil Meech currently resides in Miami, Florida with his mother whom he says home schools him. He admits that due to his father’s notorious reputation, he has a hard time while attending public schools because he is targeted and accused of having too much influence, just like his dad.

In the first segment of the interview, Lil Meech discusses his relationship with his father prior to incarceration. Since his father’s incarceration he says he speaks with him “every 2-3 days” and also keeps in touch via emails.

He clarified the rumors of his father being pardoned by President Obama, stating that the rumors are simply “not true.” He does however anticipate his father “coming home soon” due to new laws that the Obama administration is putting into play for non violent drug offenders.

He also speaks on his relationship with rapper and former BMF affiliate, Jeezy, whom he refers to as “family” and his uncle.

Overall it’s a great interview and Lil Meech is a well spoken young man who seems to have a good head on his shoulders. I’m sure he makes his daddy proud. Check it out and join the discussion.

Check the entire interview here.