After a long legal battle, Meek Mill has been released from prison.
Meek will be out of prison at approximately 5 pm ET. Meek’s legal team appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to get him released on bail.
Meek Mill has issued the following statement:
“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.”
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania made the decision, overruling Judge Genece Brinkley. Many say that Brinkley held a grudge against Meek and wanted to keep him in prison, despite prosecutors asking that Meek’s conviction be overturned because of a dirty cop.