(Gossip-Grind) Meek Mill Released From Prison:
Philly rapper Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered him to be released on bail while he appeals prior convictions. Before his release, Mill was visited by actor Kevin Hart and Michael Rubin, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers.
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 just spoke on Meek’s release saying, “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.”
A statement from Roc Nation adds, “We are pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to grant Meek Mill bail and allow him to return home to his loved ones.”
It continues, “We are grateful for all the support that Meek has received from his fans and public advocates over the past five months and look forward to working alongside Meek to fight for criminal justice reform.”(TMZ)