It's official! Meek Mill is free ladies and gentleman, and we couldn't be happier. After his November 2017 arrest, and what appeared to be a never ending struggle between appeals and bond denials, the Philly rapper has been granted bail and released. Actor/Comedian Kevin Hart and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin made the announcement via social media today, and friends and fans are beyond excited.
Just last week Meek spoke with CNN's Don Lemon and stated he didn't get his hopes up about the courtroom, but perhaps he'd get out much sooner than later.
I feel like I will be free one day. I think I'll be able to get my chance pretty soon. My time coming.
Talk about speaking things into existence. Upon his release, Meek posted a rather lengthy message on social media, as seen below. As of now, there's still more to be done in the courtroom, but in the mean time, we'll be celebrating the MMG rapper's homecoming. Welcome home Meek!
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.