Five months after his conviction, Philadelphia-based rapper Meek Mill was released from prison on Tuesday afternoon Mill, also known as Robert Rihmeek Williams, was released to Pennsylvania The Supreme Court yesterday overturned the Judge Genece Brinkley's decision to deny Williams the bail for the previous week.
Brinkley, who sentenced Williams to two to four years 'imprisonment in early November, had previously rejected a bail request in December
Williams' November verdict came from two arrests earlier in 201
The rapper tweeted a statement on Tuesday afternoon and thanked his supporters.
Williams & # 39; s lawyer team filed a petition in February challenging the credibility of a police officer involved in the rappers arrest in 2007 was asked. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office filed a response to this petition in March, saying, "It is very clear that the petitioner's conviction is reversed (in whole or in part)."
Williams's verdict led many to voice their support both personally and on social media. In November # Rally4Meek in Philadelphia, demonstrators saw marching through the streets chanting "Free Meek Mill" and rapping his song "Dreams and Nightmares".
Rapper Jay-Z, aka Shawn Carter, was a staunch supporter of Williams A New York Times wrote in November: "What happens to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system imprisons and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day. .. A person on parole may end up in jail with a technical violation such as a curfew. "
" Since 2015, one third of the 4.65 million Americans who had some form of probation or parole were black, "Carter continued continued. "Black people are sentenced to much higher prison sentences than whites because of higher probation and probation sentences."
Most recently, Carter joined Williams while speaking with David Letterman for the Netflix show of the former "Late Night".
Many in social media, including quite a few celebrities, commented Tuesday on their excitement over Williams' publication.
Williams' first post on social media after its release was dedicated to the 76ers, which just hours before its release The team would play in a playoff game against Miami Heat.
Many speculated that Williams might appear on Tuesday night, especially after the 76ers' co-owner Michael Rubin said he would pick the rapper out of jail.
Meek Mill is free! "Wrote Rubin on Instagram." I just left Meek with [Kevin Hart] and I'm on my way back to pick him up while we talk. "
Joe Tacopina, Williams & # 39; s lawyer, said he was" thrilled "The court released Williams on bail."
"As we've said all along, Meek was wrongfully convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail," Tacopina said after 6ABC, adding, "Meek Looking forward to reuniting with his family, along with Meek, continue to highlight a justice system in need of reform to prevent another citizen from enduring what Meek endured. "
A spokesman for the prosecution told HuffPost that the court's decision" that Meek Mill is released on bail is consistent with the position of the District Attorney of Philadelphia. "
" As this is a pending matter , we have no further comment on what might happen in the future. The spokesman said the office was similar he agreed to withdraw the indictment from three lesser-known cases that were "also corrupted by possible credibility procedures for the police."
Even the Philadelphia Eagles celebrated the release of Meek Mill in social media and tweeted not long after the rapper released his own statement, in a tweet video showing the team running on the field during the Super Bowl LII, which they would later win, with Williams' song "Dreams and Nightmares "in the background.
Did not they wait?