Jay-Z celebrates Meek Mill's release from prison: he's 'a free man'

Jay-Z celebrates Meek Mill's release from prison: he's 'a free man'

Upon his release from prison, Meek Mill was greeted by 76ers co-owner Michael Grubin.

His Tuesday release by the state supreme court was an overruling of the judge in the case.

This case also raised questions about the credibility of Mill's arresting officer, who appeared on a disclosed list of past and current police officers with histories of misconduct.

He later stepped on the court to ring the pre-game Liberty Bell replica during Game 5. The 76ers won a mere 10 games just two seasons ago.

Many of Meek Mill's supporters have argued that his case is a testament to the issues present in the criminal justice system. I always had confidence it was going this way, but I didn't know when it would happen and I'd be free. "But the truth is, all of the public support and the celebrity support is because this was a complete injustice", Siev told CBSN on Tuesday. His release comes thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling that he should be granted bail and his legal team's Post Conviction Relief Act petition for freedom.

As he walked at least temporarily free, Mill thanked supporters who campaigned for him as well as the Philadelphia district attorney's office that sided with him.

He said he planned to focus on getting his convictions overturned, and that he looks forward to resuming his music career.

"While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive", he added. "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".

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Watch Meek Mill's lawyer talk with TMZ below.

Mill, as rolling out has previously reported, was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a almost decade-old gun and drug case.

In an opinion earlier this month, Judge Genece Brinkley, who sent Mill to prison for the probation violations, defended herself against accusations by the defence that she was waging a vendetta against the rapper.

His original sentencing, which took place on November 6, sparked large protests and drew hundreds of demonstrators, including a number of celebrities and athletes, to the streets of Philadelphia to demand justice for the rapper.

Mill attended Tuesday night's game against the Miami Heat, and Hart shared a photo of him and the rapper at the game.

"The frustration for me is, why is he still there?" "I tried to tell the judge, 'All respect, but that ain't me". I think we've been talking about it far before yesterday. "In doing wrong, he has paid for it - he has done his time". "It has been made to look like she's picking on Meek Mill, but she does this all the time with probation violations, she takes it very seriously". He pointed out that a "random misstep" could bring consequences greater than the crime. Another person who's relieved about the star's release is JAY-Z.

Shoutout to JAY-Z for sticking by Meek's side, during his sentence, though the case isn't over.

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