Meek Mill released from prison
American rapper, Meek Mill has been released from prison after being incarcerated for violating his probation.
Meek Mill, who was sentenced after violating his probation on a drug and weapon’s case regained his freedom on Monday, after five months in incarceration.
On November 6, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating his probation. The Philadelphia rapper had been on probation for nearly a decade after being convicted on gun and drug charges at 21.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania made the decision to release him following a long legal battle challenging his conviction.
Speaking shortly after his release, Meek Mill told Billboard that:
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.
He also thanked, “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.
He further said:
Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of colour 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.