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Meek Mill is home.
As reported earlier, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of the embattled rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, following a long legal battle.
The rapper was greeted by a large gathering of fans, who blocked lanes outside of the Chester State Correctional Institution. Earlier in the day, Kevin Hart and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, who also facilitated the visits by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft earlier this month, paid Meek a visit and said he was in "good spirits."
Rubin also arranged to pick Meek up from prison, and immediately shared a photo of the two men, and a crew, in the car. Meek can clearly be seen smiling and throwing up a peace sign.
Last week, the rapper was denied bail by Judge Genece Brinkley, who levied a two to four-year sentence on the rapper. Brinkley had been criticized for having what many have considered to be a bias against Meek.
Following the news of his release, the "Dreams and Nightmares" rapper thanked family, friends and public advocates for their support during his five-month ordeal.
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) April 24, 2018
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.— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 24, 2018
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 (@MeekMill) April 24, 2018
Meek Mill's incarceration sparked a nationwide outcry, which was amplified by the support from Al Sharpton and his National Action Network, JAY-Z, Colin Kaepernick, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, and many more, including the Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf.