Meek Mill Is Free! Gets Standing Ovation At 76ers Game
27 April, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Corey Lynch
Meek Mill fans the world over are celebrating the release of the Philadelphia rapper from prison this week, and he's now making the media rounds. I got a strong team behind me, I got a lot of support. "I'd like to thank God, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love support and encouragement during this hard time", he said. Although Mill was immediately released from prison yesterday by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania over a drug and weapon conviction from 2008, the musician hasn't won over Judge Genece C. Brinkley.
Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, who picked Meek up from prison in a helicopter, said this is bigger than Meek Mill. For example, if someone receives a 10- to 20-year prison sentence and is released after 10 years, the parole sentence has to last 10 years.
He fought hard for Mill's release and released a statement of his own thanking others who worked just as hard to fight for Meek Mill.
When asked by NBC's Lester Holt if he feels free, Meek replied: "No I don't feel free".
Holt also spoke to District Attorney Larry Krasner, whose office did not oppose the rapper's release on bail, as well as Rubin, who shared similar sentiments as Mill.
Mill said he feels a great deal of responsibility due to the high-profile nature of his case. "There's a lot of light shedded on my situation", he said, as reportedby Rolling Stone. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. Meek Mill tweeted that he plans to work with his legal team to "overturn this unwarranted conviction" and said he looks forward to reuniting with his family and resuming his musical career.
He later stepped on the court to ring the pre-game Liberty Bell replica during Game 5. And I'm not talking about public officials, I'm talking about the men that are depending on me and are going through the same thing I'm going through'.
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