Meek Mill released from prison

25 April 2018
<p>Meek Mill&nbsp;</p>

Jay Z and Kevin Hart are just few high profile names who've welcomed the release of Meek Mill from jail with open arms on Tuesday.

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The Philly rapper, who was jailed in September 2017 for violating probation on charges from a 2008 conviction on gun and drug counts, was released on bail on Tuesday. "Today, Meek Mill, a son of Philadelphia, is a free man", Jay wrote on Facebook, while Hart couldn't contain his excitement on IG. "Back like we never left!" he wrote, sharing a pic with the embattled rapper. 

Meek's release months after calls for his releases mounted from fellow artists, athletes, as well as fans, who've taken to the streets to challenge the conviction. And although many took to social media to react to the news of Meek's release, none's excitement could have been more than the free man himself. 

"I’d like to thank God, my family, and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time", he tweeted for the first time since being arrested.  "While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive." 

Meek also added that he would be working very closely with his legal team to get fight this legal battle so that he can begin working on new music. 

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