Meek Mill has been released from prison, after being held behind bars for five months for controversial probation violations.
The Philadelphia rapper made his first public appearance at 76ers playoff game against Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, minutes after he was freed from Chester State Prison. Mill was spotted together with 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, comedian Kevin Hart, and Lil Uzi Vert at the Tuesday night’s game.
Mill was jailed in November 2017 for violating his probation by failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses. Earlier this month, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office recommended a new trial for Mill. But after a judge denied Mill bail, his plea was moved to the state’s Supreme Court.
“I’d like to thank God, my family 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,” Meek Mill tweeted as a free man.
“To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. 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.”
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