Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his immediate release, his lawyer said in a statement. The state’s highest court on Tuesday directed a judge to release the rapper on “unsecured bail.”
The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, tweeted thanking his family and public advocates — who included Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft — and said he looks forward to returning to his music career.
Michael Rubin, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team and the New Jersey Devils hockey team, will reportedly pick up Mill from prison. Rubin has been one of Mill’s many supporters and visited him several times in jail.
Mill said his time in jail has “been a nightmare” and that he will work with his legal team overturn his “unwarranted conviction.”
TI spoke with Meek on the phone right after his release