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Meek Mill receives hero’s welcome in Philadelphia after prison release

Meek Mill has been granted bail.

The 30-year-old rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison five months ago after he violated the terms of his parole stemming from a drug and weapons conviction in 2008.

And after having previously had his requests for bail denied in December by the judge in his case, Genece Brinkley, the Supreme Court has overruled the judge’s decision and granted the rapper immediate bail.

In a statement from Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina, the star said:

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The ‘All Eyes on You’ hitmaker – whose real name is Robert Williams – also revealed he plans to continue fighting to have his conviction overturned, and insisted he would be returning to the studio to record new music soon. His statement continued: “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.”

Upon his release, his biggest supporters in the entertainment industry including Jay-Z, T.I and even Kevin Hart welcomed Meek back with open arms. Needlesstosay, the internet joined in the frenzy to celebrate Meek’s release. Meek Mill was choppered to the Philadephia Wells Fargo Center where he rang the ceremonial bell to the delight of legions of fans. According to The Guardian, Meek “rung the ceremonial bell amid a thunderous hometown ovation before the start of the Philadelphia 76ers’ series-clinching win over the Miami Heat ” before joining “Rubin, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and comedian and fellow Philadelphia native Kevin Hart” courtside to watch the Philadephia 76’ers and Miami Heat battle it out on the court.

 

 

In December, Brinkley denied Meek’s request for bail because she believed the ‘Litty’ rapper “is and continues to be a danger to the community in Philadelphia, New York, Missouri, and other locations throughout the United States”. She added: “He continues to be a danger to himself based upon a history of continuous use of illegal drugs, and is an increased and greater flight risk because he already has been sentenced to a term in state prison and gave false information to authorities when he was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri.”

 

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