Tuesday marked a very big day for hip-hop after news broke that Meek Mill had finally been released from prison after being held on terms that many felt were unjust.
While incarcerated, the Philly rapper had several high-profile celebs pay him a visit, and many others spoke out publicly in support of Meek. On Tuesday afternoon the Dream Chasers general released a statement concerning his impending release and thanked those that had been there for him during the trying time.
“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,” Meek wrote on Instagram.
Also releasing a statement was one of the rapper’s biggest supporters, JAY-Z.
“Today, Meek Mill, a son of Philadelphia, is a free man,” wrote Mr. Carter via the official Roc Nation Twitter account. “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.”
Meek Mill Speaks Out for First Time Since Release at 76ers Game with Owner
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 24, 2018
Meek Mill spoke out publicly for the first time after showing up at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly for the 76ers playoff game alongside co-owner Michael Rubin. When NBC Sports reporter John Clark linked up with Meek ahead of the game, the famed rapper said that he’s “feeling great”.
Kevin Hart Roasts Meek Mill, Says He Got Fat in Prison
Meek Mill was downright mobbed by supporting friends and fans after he was released from prison on Tuesday, with one of those being good friend and fellow Philadelphia native Kevin Hart.
Hart was spotted visiting the Dream Chasers rapper a few hours before his release from prison, and later accompanied him to the duo’s hometown 76ers taking on the Miami Heat in Game 5 that same day. Meek, of course, traveled to the Wells Fargo Center in much higher style–76ers co-owner Michael Rubin scooped up the newly-freed rapper in a private helicopter and flew him to the venue.
It was there that Meek met up with his comedian buddy, and after taking a much-needed shower was roasted by Hart in a quick clip posted to Instagram.
“We home, we home, we home!” exclaimed Hart in the clip. “Meek got fat as s**t, he got fat,” the comedian joked.
Following the locker room banter, Meek would go on to be honored when he was selected to ring the 76er’s ceremonial bell before the start of the game.
Judge Genece Brinkley Says She Will Not Remove Herself from Meek Mill Case
Meek Mill is a free man. The Supreme Court of PA overruled Judge Genece Brinkley’s decision to keep the talented rapper in jail. Even prosecutors agreed that Brinkley should allow Meek to walk free after it was discovered that one of the cops that initially arrested him a decade ago was corrupt. For whatever reason, Brinkley still decided that Meek should remain in jail, and set a hearing to discuss the case. Her plans have been thwarted, if only momentarily, and Meek is now walking the streets once again.
According to TMZ, The Supreme Court of PA suggested that Brinkley remove herself from the case completely. It was a polite way to give the Judge a hint that her presence on the case has caused enough raised eyebrows, and that she should possibly distance herself from the situation.
Apparently, even judges need lawyers, and her attorney A. Charles Peruto, Jr. has stated that his client maintains that she has been fair throughout the decade that she has been overseeing Meek’s case. Brinkley is refusing to remove herself. Peruto also claims that Brinkley does not feel like The Supreme Court is going against her ruling in any way, and she plans to continue her agenda which most likely means she will rule in favor of the initial corrupt conviction.