Dinsdag kwam de rapper vrij, meldt zijn advocaat Joseph Tacopina. Pennsylvania’s supreme court eiste van de rechter dat de rapper vrij moest worden gelaten op borgtocht.
“We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail. As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail.” meldt zijn advocaat.
I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at 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 past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice – not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. 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. In the meantime, 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.
Zoals hij al zegt op Instagram, waren de laatste 5 maanden voor Meek een nachtmerrie. In november werd hij veroordeeld voor 2 tot 4 jaar in de gevangenis omdat hij de regels van zijn V.I. had overtreden.
In maart dook er bewijs op dat Meek toch niet de juiste straf had gekregen. Een politieagent had namelijk gelogen in de rechtszaak van 2008. Waardoor de rechtbank van Pennysylvania besloot dat Meek vrij moest zijn.
Op social media werd veelvuldig de hashtag #FreeMeekMill gedeeld.
I’d like to thank God, my family, and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) 24 april 2018