Meek Mill Released From Prison - Noise11.com
Meek Mill

Meek Mill

Meek Mill Released From Prison

by Music-News.com on April 25, 2018

in News

Rapper Meek Mill has been released from prison.

Nicki Minaj’s ex, who was put back behind bars in November (17) for violating his probation, thanked lawmakers in Pennsylvania who ordered his release on Tuesday.

In a statement to Billboard, he said: “I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z…, 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 Mill’s lawyers recently criticised his case judge for failing to grant prosecutors’ request to vacate the incarcerated rapper’s original 2008 conviction due to a police corruption scandal.

His punishment was widely considered to be overly harsh, and Meek’s lawyers accused Judge Genece Brinkley of holding a personal vendetta against the hip-hop star. She shut down a motion from prosecutors to overturn his original 2008 conviction after it was revealed the arresting officer in the case had been named as part of a local police corruption scandal, and had been accused of lying under oath to put the MC behind bars.

“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,” Meek Mill said in his prison release statement.

“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.”

Michael Rubin, the co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, celebrated Meek’s release from prison and revealed he was on his way to pick up the jailed rapper.

music-news.com

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga Nominated for Two Oscars

Lady Gaga will compete in both the Best Actress and Best Original Song categories at the 2019 Academy Awards.

21 hours ago
Chris Brown photo by Ros O'Gorman Noise11.com images
Chris Brown arrested in Paris on Rape Charges UPDATED

Chris Brown is being held in custody in Paris for alleged rape.

22 hours ago
Earthless
Earthless add second Melbourne show and move Perth venue

San Diego’s Earthless have added a second Melbourne show for March and upsized the Perth venue.

1 day ago
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Tony Bennett joins Lady Gaga in Vegas

Lady Gaga surprised the audience by bringing out her collaborator Tony Bennett as she premiered her Jazz & Piano show in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

2 days ago
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga rips Trump and Pence a new one

Lady Gaga has criticized Trump and Pence at her Las Vegas concert on Saturday night.

2 days ago
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justin Timberlake visits sick kids in hospital

Justin Timberlake took time out of his busy tour schedule to pay a surprise visit to sick children in a Texas hospital.

3 days ago
Gary Clarke Jr, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Gary Clark Jr makes Powerful Statement about American Racism with This Land video

Gary Clark Jr has addressed the current wave of American racism with his new video ‘This Land’.

5 days ago