The last six months has been an uphill battle for Atlantic recording artist Meek Mill as he battle with being wrongfully incarcerated for a probation violation. After the support of his management company Roc Nation, the people of Philadelphia, and the Supreme Court, Meek Mill has been released from prison today.
TMZ broke the news today. The Supreme Court of PA made the decision, overruling Judge Genece Brinkley. Judge Brinkley was severely criticized for what some say was a grudge against Meek and keeping him in prison, despite prosecutors asking that his conviction be overturned because of a dirty cop.
After being released, Meek Mill issued an official statement to the press, thanking his family, legal team, and management company.
“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.”
Jay-Z issued the following statement on Meek’s release:
“Today, Meek Mill, a son of Philadelphia, is a free man. He was incarcerated unjustly and caught in a probation trap for years by a broken system. Now we can celebrate his release. We thank every individual that has supported and fought alongside Meek every step of the way.”
Upon his release, Meek Mill boarded a private chopper and was escorted to his home of Philadelphia where he was welcome by the city and its NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers as they current compete tonight against the Miami Heat in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Meek sat court side alongside comedic actor Kevin Hart.
Welcome Home Meek.