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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Meek Mill performs onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City.

Netflix’s Squid Game is on track to becoming the company’s largest streamed tv show ever and with all the hype surrounded by the Korean drama, it has fans thinking of the parallels between the fictional show and real-life experiences.

Rapper Meek Mill is the latest to share his thoughts on the hit show and is comparing the societal inferences made in the Netflix drama to “hood poverty.”

The Expensive Pain rapper tweeted his theory to his 10.9 million followers Monday, “‘Squid games’ pay attention how fast people switch and kill eachother to survive …now think about the ‘hood’ poverty …it’s the exact same thing …if you just help them with work/money they won’t be that way ‘just a common sense message.'”

The North Philly native has always been vocal in his lyrics about political reform and sits as co-chair for the nonprofit organization REFORM Alliance which began shortly after the “unjust re-imprisonment” of the artist that sparked the international #FREEMEEK movement.  Meek’s comparison of economic disparities in marginalized communities to the popular Netflix show has trolls calling him out on his “wokeness” but others are thankful for his insight.

Look how people are interpreting his message: