After spending nearly five months in prison following a controversial court decision, Meek Mill was released on Tuesday evening, 24 April.
Meek Mill is now a free man. The 30-year-old rapper, who was sentenced to four years in prison in November 2017, has been released and released on parole. His imprisonment and especially the suspicious conditions of his judgment had led to an intense mobilization. He had the support of several celebrities including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, TI or Rick Ross .
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. 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. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.
" I would like to thank God, my family, my friends, my lawyers and my Roc Nation team including Jay-Z (...), my fans for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time, " Meek said. Instagram.
Like a snub to the courts and his haters, the rapper from Philadelphia celebrated his release from prison with great fanfare. A few hours after his release, he attended the 76ers game during which he had the honor of ringing the bell of the Game 5 at Wells Fargo.
Kevin Hart who has always shown his support for Meek Mill has documented behind the scenes of the arrival of the former detainee in a series of hilarious posts. " Hey Meek has become a bitch ", can we hear him say in a video where we see the performer of "Dreams & Nightmares" get haircuts.