Meek Mill is free. The Philadelphia Supreme Court ordered that the rapper, who was incarcerated for probation violations in November of last year, be released on bail.
Upon his release, the Maybach Music Group star issued a lengthy statement about his ongoing case. “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 told Billboard.
“While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive,” he added. “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 went on to say that he hopes to make a difference in others’ lives moving forward. “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,” he said.
Taking to Twitter, Mill continued to thank his supporters with a similar message of gratitude.
Although he’s free for now, Mill’s case continues. “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,” added the rapper who was serving 2-4 years in prison for probation violation.
Rick Ross posted a series of muscle flexing emojis alongside Meek’s name, while Roc Nation also celebrated his release on Twitter. “As we have said all along,” they wrote, “Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail.