Past five months have been a nightmare, says Meek Mill

Past five months have been a nightmare, says Meek Mill

Carla Harmon
April 25, 2018

Following his release, Meek Mill made an appearance at the Philadelphia 76ers' basketball game against the Miami Heat in his home city of Philadelphia.

The "Dreams and Nightmares" rapper tweeted about his time behind bars on Tuesday, thanking "God, my family, and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this hard time". He referred to his jail time as a "nightmare" and said he wouldn't have survived those five months if it had not been for the prayers and visits he got.

Jay Z took to Facebook a little while ago, and left the following message, saying Meek was incarcerated unjustly and should be celebrated now.

In November, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a almost decade-old gun and drug case.

The "Monster" artist also thanked the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for their efforts in bringing justice to the table.

Meek Mill, also known as Robert Rihmeek Williams, opened Game 5 by ringing the ceremonial pre-game bell ― a replica of the Liberty Bell ― as fans in the arena erupted in cheers.

Michael Rubin, a minority owner of the 76ers who worked to help #FreeMeek, posted a photo on Instagram on their way to the game, writing, "On the way to the sixers game let's go!"

He said he would now focus his attention on getting his convictions overturned, and that he looks forward to resuming his music career.

"I came because I feel Meek represents thousands of people in Pennsylvania and even tens of thousands around the country that have been victimized by abusive probationary and parole systems", said Sharpton.

The bell-ringer for Game 1 was Joel Embiid, who was injured at the time.

Hart said his relationship with Meek Mill is strong and that he views the rapper as innocent.

The Patriots tweeted reaction to the news. "I know some of our players in the National Football League have talked about this. Shouldn't be here. And then think of all the taxpayers here paying for people like this to be in jail and not out being productive".

Mill was jailed in November 2017 for violating his probation by failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.

A team of lawyers and public relations consultants had waged an all-out battle to get Mill freed, leveling fierce criticism at the judge as a stream of high-powered figures and celebrities visited him in jail just hours before the Supreme Court ruling.

In making its decision Tuesday, the court questioned the credibility of Mill's arresting officer who has since been identified on a list of allegedly corrupt cops.

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