Yesterday, the 27th of August 2019 saw Meek Mill as officially a free man.
The rapper pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning to his 2007 case; possessing a firearm without a license. Prosecutors have dropped all other charges that led to a long legal battle spanning over a decade.
“I know this has been a long road for you and hopefully this will be the end of it,” Judge Leon Tucker told the rapper, reports NBC.
The Philadelphia prosecutors praised his criminal justice reform advocacy and charity work over the years since his initial 2007 arrest on drug and gun charges. Prosecutors will be not re trying the Philly emcee for the other charges, making Meek officially a free man from all the court hassles.
“I wanted to thank everybody whoever stood for me,” Mill said to his fans after the court hearing. “I’m very thankful from the bottom of my heart.” A few days ago, Meek partnered with Amazon and Jay-Z for the Free Meek documentary which chronicled his battles with the legal system and ultimate victory.