Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was released from prison on Tuesday. After being incarcerated for nearly five months after a controversial sentence for violating probation. The Philadelphia rapper was released after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his immediate release following a long legal battle challenging his conviction. The state’s highest court directed a judge who’d jailed him to let the rapper out on “unsecured bail.”
Why Meek Mill Was In Prison
Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a nearly decade-old gun and drug case back in November.
Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Mill, said he wasted several chances to clean up his act after the 2009 case. Although the prosecutor, who was against the sentence claimed Meek Mill had matured since his original crime. Brinkley, who also claimed that the prosecutor did not know the case as well as she did and that the rapper just “does what he wants.”
Meek Mill was also arrested twice, back in 2017. First, was his involvement in a fight in the airport. Second, for alleged reckless driving in New York City involving a dirt bike.
Free Man Meek Mill
We gathered that Meek Mill went on to release a statement shortly after his release.
“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 went further, expressing how the five months he spent in prison had been for him.
“While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.”
“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.”
Meek Mill didn’t just stop there. He went on Twitter to thank the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office and future plans.
“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 tweeted.
“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.”
You love him. We love him too. We just have to wait and see what next Mill has installed for us.
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