Meek Mill is finally a free man.
After serving five months at Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Montgomery County, the prolific rapper, born Robert Rihmeek William, was finally released today.
Mill, 30, was sentenced in November 2017 for a minimum of two years for a probation violation related to a 2008 gun and drug 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,” Mill tweeted.
“While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me to stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful to your commitment to justice -not only for my case but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct,” he continued.
“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,” Mill concluded.
In December, Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley denied Meek’s request for a bail hearing. But today, the Supreme Court of Philadelphia overruled Judge Brinkley.
Meek was previously in jail for eight months and on probation for five years for a 2008 gun and drug conviction. In 2016, Meek was placed under 90 days of house arrest due to a probation violation for unapproved travel.
In March 2017 and August of 2017 he racked up one charge for misdemeanor assault at St. Louis Airport and reckless driving in New York City.