Meek Mill Flies To Sixers Game, Rings Bell Hours After Prison Release
By Isha Thorpe
April 24, 2018
The #FreeMeekMill movement was a success because the rapper was released from prison on Tuesday (April 24) after serving five months of his controversial two to four year sentence, ruled by Judge Genece Brinkley.
In a statement, the artist said: "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."
Meek added: "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."
The first thing that Meek did, as soon as he left the pen, was head straight to the Philadelphia Sixers game! The team's co-owner Michael Rubin, who picked him up from prison, was determined to get the artist to the Wells Fargo Center for the NBA playoffs' game 5 against the Miami Heat and decided to get a helicopter to fly them to the arena. Yep, that'll do the trick.
Take a look at the rapper on his way to the big game below.
And when Meek eventually did arrive, oh man...
**WARNING: Explicit language**
And it gets even better! Meek rang the ceremonial bell, while rocking a Joel Embiid jersey, before the start of the game. This happened right after the Sixers ran out on the court to the rapper's "Ima Boss." What a time...
Welcome home, Meek!
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