American rapper and ex boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill is set to be released after five months in prison.
His two-to-four-year sentence for a probation violation stemming from a 2007 drug and weapons charge, handed down by controversial Judge Genece Brinkley, was overturned by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania today after a series of appeals from his legal team.
The Court of Common Pleas will decide within 60 days whether Meek’s original conviction will be overturned.
In a statement, Meek said:
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.
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