Meek Mill was released yesterday after serving five months in prison at Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution.
The rapper released a statement saying, “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.”
Meek also said, “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.”
Post-jail: Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin personally escorted Meek from prison (in his chopper) to the game to be the guest of honor for Game 5 against the Miami Heat ... and he even got to ring the bell before tip-off.
Meek got a standing ovation from fans, who many felt he was wrongly locked up for the past five months. He also got in a post-prison shower in the team locker room.
Sources: People, TMZ