Meek Mill is released on bail, TMZ reports. In November, the Philadelphia rapper was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the conditions of a test he had received nearly a decade earlier. In recent months, his case became a reason for Célèbre for hip-hop fans and supporters
"Although I'm blessed to have the resources to fight this unfair situation, I understand that many colorful people throughout Land does not have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine light on these issues, "Meek said in a statement about his release. "In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal department to lift this unjustified conviction and look forward to seeing my family again and resume my music career."
Judge Genece Brinkley has been widely criticized for dealing with the case and for what many perceived as an unfair sentence. Larry Krasner, the newly elected district attorney general of Philadelphia, has recently spoken in support of Meek while appealing the probation sentence. Brinkley turned down a motion for a bail at a hearing earlier this month, but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed the decision.
Read Meek's Complete Statement on TMZ Below:
"I want to thank God, my family, My friends, my lawyers, my team from 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 last five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters, and rallies have helped me positively I am grateful to the Procuratorate of Philadelphia for its commitment to justice ̵1; not only for my case, but for others wrongfully detained for police misconduct, even though I am blessed to have the resources to address this unjust situation I understand that many colored people across the country do not have that luxury and I plan to use my platform n to shed light on these issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my lawyer team to end this unjustified conviction and look forward to seeing my family again and resume my music career. "