After the ruling to jail Mill his past November, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center to call for Mill's prison sentence on probation violations to be overturned. He has to return for a hearing in about three months to determine the possibility of overturning his conviction.
Mill himself also posted to various social media accounts, clearly excited about the prospects of coming home and thanking those who had helped the rapper obtain his release.
Earlier in April, Philadelphia's district attorney's office recommended a new trial for Mill, who before the initial sentencing raised questions over the credibility of his arresting officer, but the judge denied him bail moving the case to the state's Supreme Court.
And Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin picked him up ...to take him to a game.
Mill was sentenced in November to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating probation.
And where did the Philadelphia rapper go immediately after gaining his freedom? Mill was released from jail Tuesday after being held behind bars for five months for probation violations. Meek Mill rang the team's ceremonial bell and met with several players in the locker room before tip-off.
"To the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, I'm grateful for your commitment to justice". Attend the Sixers and Heat game.
"You know Meek told me every day we talked, "I just dream about the heli picking me up, '" Rubin said".
Before the game, Sixers coach Brett Brown said he had just found out Mill was released from prison and didn't off an opinion on the rapper's release.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited Mill at a state prison in Pennsylvania earlier this month and later called for criminal justice reform.
Mill's attorney, Joe Tacopina, thanked the high court.
"I understand that many people of colour 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 Tuesday's statement. (He was arrested in 2017 after being involved in a fight and arrested again later for popping wheelies on a dirt bike.) Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and the rapper's noncompliance with a court order restricting his travel in her sentencing order. Philadelphia's own hip-hop star would end up at the team's latest National Basketball Association playoff game and took part in the pre-game festivities just hours after getting his official release.
He said he would now focus his attention on getting his convictions overturned, and that he looks forward to resuming his music career. "The first thing I want to say is I'm really happy to see that he's in a positive mindset", Hart told reporters at a press conference.
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