Celebrities respond to Meek Mill's release from prison

Celebrities respond to Meek Mill's release from prison

Celebrities respond to Meek Mill's release from prison

Ordering Mill out on bail, the state's Supreme Court cited "credibility issues" over a police officer who was a witness.

Numerous supporters of Mill began protesting outside the courthouse back in November when the artist was first sentenced to two to four years in prison over his 2008 arrest for drug and gun possession and then violating parole.

"I'm in a daze, this is great, and unbelievable", he said.

Wearing an Embiid jersey, the Philadelphia-born rapper rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff of Game 5.

Meek's case has drawn nationwide attention and has been characterized as typifying the mistreatment of black men by the country's justice system.

Mill, as rolling out has previously reported, was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a almost decade-old gun and drug case.

Meek Mill's lawyer has lashed out at the judge who sent his client to jail after she refused to step down from the case following the rapper's release on Tuesday, April 24.

The rapper also thanked the District Attorney's Office.

The lawyer also took a shot at the judge on the case and said he believes she eventually will remove herself from presiding over the matter.

The rapper described his last five months in prison as "a nightmare" and said numerous "prayers visits, calls, letters, and rallies" helped him stay "positive".

The rapper won his freedom after lawmakers in Pennsylvania ordered his release, overturning Judge Genece Brinkley's decision to deny the rap star bail last week.

She added, "For far too long, we have turned a blind eye to this stark reality, and now we are all paying the social and economic price".

Earlier on Tuesday, comedian and Philadelphia native Kevin Hart visited the rapper in jail.

'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, ' he said.

"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", said Mill, whose last album Wins and Losses reached number three on the USA chart.

"They made you a political prisoner to silence you. you stood tall and stayed SOLID", T.I. wrote in a caption of a video of his phone conversation with Mill on Instagram.

His lawyers announced they were going to appeal, claiming he was being unfairly punished and that Meek Mill had turned his life around and was now a role model to others in a similar position.

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