Z Reacts To Meek Mill's Prison Release With Powerful Message

Meek Mill Released From Prison

Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill rang a replica Liberty Bell at center court of the Philadelphia 76ers' first-round clinching playoff game Tuesday less than two hours after being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.

Meek Mill celebrated his release on Twitter, and he promised the city that he'd commit to justice for other people of color caught up in the criminal justice system.

On the eve of his release, Mill, victor of the 2016 Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album, tweeted that the past five months in jail "have been a nightmare".

While he was serving time in the State Correctional Institute in Chester, Mill was beneficiary of the unflagging support of Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin, who along with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, funded the Stand with Meek Mill campaign, whose message was emblazoned on buses and newsstands throughout the city.

He sent a letter on Mill's behalf to the presiding judge and regularly visited Mill in jail.

Joel Embiid hoisted diminutive comedian Kevin Hart then pulled him in for a hug as confetti rained on the court, team flags waved around them and the promise of a rowdy late-night celebration was on deck.

"For the past six months, our team has worked tirelessly to bring justice for Meek Mill, who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated", Rubin said in a statement.

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"To the Philly District Attorney's office, I'm grateful for your commitment to justice", Mill said. "A judge who just could not be fair and impartial but just really had to go to extremes to try and extract punishment from Meek", Tacopina said of Judge Genece Brinkley. "I'm 30 now", the rapper said.

Supporters of Mill have questioned the judge in his case and accused her of being "overzealous" in sentencing him to prison time.

He said he planned to focus on getting his convictions overturned, and that he looks forward to resuming his music career. "So to be here and to kind of provide this opportunity for him because he's been following us, for him to come to this type of game, this was a close-out game and we got the win, I was just happy". "You could tell he was trying to hold on".

Mill, a South Philadelphia native, had attended Sixers games regularly before going to prison.

"They were filling Pennsylvania's jails and prisons yesterday, and will continue to do so tomorrow and the day after that, until policymakers reduce the size and punitiveness of mass supervision in Pennsylvania".

The Eagles made their entrance to "Dreams & Nightmares", Mill's defiant going-into-battle song that's the title cut to his 2012 album, as they went on the field on their way to winning the Super Bowl in Minnesota in February.

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