Meek Mill‘s time in prison has been a highly publicized and controversial affair, with many fans angry over the seemingly unfair sentencing.
TMZ reported today that the rapper is set to be released from prison today, following an overrule on behalf of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Meek shared a statement on his Instagram page below.
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.
Meek was serving a two-to-four year prison sentence for a probation violation as well as a reckless driving arrest. He had been denied bail on multiple occasions, only increasing the anger and frustration from fans and peers alike.
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