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Yeah, all that ‘Free Meek Mill’ campaign has finally paid off.
The hip-hop recording artist has been freed from jail.
Mill was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for probation violations.
Pennsylvania’s highest court ordered him to be freed while he appealed the decade-old gun and drug convictions.
Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail.
Upon his release, Meek Mill was taken from the prison by helicopter to Philadelphia, where he rang the ceremonial bell at the start of Game 5 of the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat playoff series.
“I’d like to thank God, my family, 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,” he said in a statement.
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“To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. 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.”
Yep! Meek Mill is going to be an activist.
But before he goes to fight the injustice in the American legal system, he plans 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.”
Welcome back, Meek Mill.