Meek Mill Is Released From Prison On Bail
Meek Mill appears to be a free man today (April 24). The Philadelphia rapper has been incarcerated since last November and is now out on bail. Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his immediate release from a Chester prison. Moments later, the Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records artist returned to social media to thank his loved ones and supporters.
The state’s highest court made its order this afternoon, granting Meek “extraordinary relief,” after the Philadelphia’s District Attorney Office expressed concerns over the validity to the sentencing of the 30-year-old man born Robert Rihmeek Williams. According to Philly.com, those concerns stem from an investigation surrounding the credibility of Meek’s 2008 arresting officer (Reginald Graham) in a drug raid. Meanwhile, the prosecuting DA has stated that they would not object to the rapper’s bail.
While no longer incarcerated, Meek Mill tweeted awareness that his pathway to his previous life is a work in progress. “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,” tweeted the star MC, in addition to thanking God, family, and his litany of public advocates.
The rapper also thanked the prosecution, including newly-elected District Attorney Larry Krasner. “To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. 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.”
Per the Philly.com report, the Supreme Court’s order Tuesday said that the District Attorney’s Office had agreed to a new trial. It is not clear as whether prosecutors would seek to try Mill again on the original 2008 drug and gun charges.
The terms of Meek Mill’s bail have not been made public at this time. Earlier this month, a music video for last year’s “1942 Flows” dramatically anticipated Meek Mill’s prison release.
On Instagram, he also wished the Philadelphia 76ers well in an important playoff game this evening.