According to a source close to Meek Mill, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania overruled Meek's previous sentencing by Judge Genece Brinkley.
"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," says the 30-year-old hip-hop artist. "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."
Meek Mill was in the midst of a two-to-four-year prison sentence for a probation violation surrounding a fight at a St. Louis airport, in addition to a reckless driving arrest in New York City. He had been denied bail on multiple occasions, leaving fans and peers alike outraged.
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