Raised hands emoji. Meek Mill is being released from prison today.
According to court documents, his multi-year prison sentence has been overturned by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, striking down the decision by the controversial Judge Genece Brinkley. The news was first reported by TMZ.
Shortly after the news broke, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin took to Instagram to announce he was "on the way back [to prison] to pick him up as we speak."
The New York Times' Daniel Victor confirmed Rubin's plans, adding that Mill will "likely" attend Game 5 versus the Miami Heat tonight and he'll "ring the ceremonial bell" before the game if he can make it to the venue in time. The Sixers are leading the series 3-1.
Read Meek Mill's statement below:
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.
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.