Imprisoned Rapper Meek Mill has been released from prison on Tuesday, the 24th April, 2018 after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted his release request.
Meek, announcing his release from prison, took to the social media to thank God, family and friends and the prosecutors that had his back, during his nightmare-stay in prison.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his release on Tuesday after a controversial ruling in November which saw the hip-hop star sentenced to serve 2 to 4 years behind bars for a probation violation from a 2008 conviction on drug and firearm charges. In its order, the court cited prosecutors’ statements that there are “credibility issues with a police officer who was a ‘critical witness.
In a highly dramatic scene, the rapper was driven from the state prison in Chester, Penn on Tuesday evening directly to a nearby parking lot, where he and his friend, Philadelphia Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin, boarded a helicopter and flew to the nearby Wells Fargo Arena to attend the team’s fifth game of the NBA playoffs.
He took to Instagram to write: “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.”