Rapper Meek Mill is officially a free man. Meek announced today after leaving a Philadelphia courtroom that he is no longer on probation. In a press conference held after his court date Meek shouted out all of his supporters by saying “I’m very thankful from the bottom of my heart — everybody that ever mentioned my name or said, ‘Free Meek’ or helped me get to this position.” As the crowd screamed chants of “Free Meek” the rapper chimed in and said “Meek free. I’m not on probation no more. I don’t have to go to court no more.”
Meek also said that he will continue to fight for social justice.
“I know y’all probably got family members in jail or people going through the same thing as me, and I will continue to do what I do with the reform movement and help the people who help me.”
The judge who was hearing Meek’s case overturned a drug and gun conviction that dated back to 2008. The judge decided that the trial court judge who heard the initial case should have granted a new trial once new evidence surfaced.
Meek did have to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing a firearm without a license as well as six other charges. That case will not have to go to trial, and no jail time will be required.