The rap game has been calling for Big Meech and Southside T’s freedom for years but the pandemic could lead to their release from prison. According to The Detroit News, Big Meech is pushing for his release from prison after Terry “Southside T” Fletcher was granted an early release in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Southside T was released from a federal prison in Kentucky on Tuesday to home confinement, citing the coronavirus pandemic as reasoning for an early release. Big Meech has also filed for an early release on the same grounds since, according federal prison data, coronavirus has killed 40 inmates and at least 2300 prisoners.
“During his time in prison, Flenory continues to promote himself, and, through others his legacy as a highly successful professional drug dealer,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison wrote in a Friday court filing. “Nothing in that promotion remotely suggests that Flenory has changed.”
Over the years, Big Meech and Southside T have received public support from the hip-hop community including artists like 50 Cent and LL Cool J. 50 Cent recently announced that he’s producing a drama called Black Mafia Family based on the rise and fall of BMF. Though he called both Southside T and Big Meech legends, he put on the Fofty hat once he found out that Southside T was being released from prison.