Here's How Hip-Hop Reacted After Meek Mill Was Released From Jail
25 April 2018, 10:45
Meek is finally free!
Meek Mill has officially been released from jail after spending almost five months behind bars.
The rapper was granted his released by the Philadelphia Supreme Court on Tuesday (24th April), sparking the hashtag #MeekFree on Twitter.
While there is currently no details behind his surprise release, the rapper has released an official statement on his Twitter account.
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 (@MeekMill) 24 April 2018
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.— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) 24 April 2018
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 Mill (@MeekMill) 24 April 2018
Meek’s attorney Joe Tapocina told TMZ: “It’s so bittersweet. It’s sweet, obviously, because justice has finally been served. Meek is going home to be with his family, where he belongs, but bitter because it’s taken this amount of time.
"This guy was unjustly convicted 10 years ago by a lying and corrupt cop, who was subsequently named a lying and corrupt cop by both the FBI and District Attorney. Then [he had] a judge who could not be fair and impartial, but really had to go to extremes to try to extract punishment from Meek to take this to a different level of unprofessionalism and a legal vendetta.”
Following the news, artists from the Hip-Hop and R&B world showed their support for Meek Mill on social media.
Meek— Yung Rénzél (@RickRoss) 24 April 2018