Jailed rapper, Meek Mill has regained his freedom
After spending nearly five months in prison after a controversial sentence for violating probation, the Philadelphia rapper was out and en route to a basketball game on Tuesday evening. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered an immediate release for Mill earlier in the day, directing the judge to release him on “unsecured bail.
Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, a vocal supporter of Mill, shared an Instagram photo of Mill on the way to a 76ers game on Tuesday night.
Note their been an overwhelming support for the rapper with fans protesting, using the hashtag #freemeek, and #justice for meek
After the release Meek Mill posted on his instagram page “I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time,”.
He also posted on twitter
“While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice — not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct.”
Meek received a two-to-four year prison sentence in November for violating probation on a 2008 gun and drug case.
(He was arrested after being involved in a fight and arrested again for popping wheelies on a dirt bike.) Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and the rapper’s noncompliance with a court order restricting his travel in her sentencing order.
The case has sparked outrage from criminal justice reform activists. Meek received widespread support from notable artists and athletes, including rappers Jay Z, T.I. and Rick Ross, comedian Kevin Hart and many more.
Meek Mill fans will now be hoping for their favorite rapper to drop new songs.