Meek Mill was freed from prison Tuesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his immediate release. The state’s highest court directed a judge who’d jailed him to let the rapper out on “unsecured bail.”
The 30-year-old, whose real name is Robert Williams, issued a statement thanking his family and public advocates — who included Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and rapper Jay-Z — and said he looks forward to returning to his music career.
Michael Rubin, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, posted an Instagram photo with Meek Mill on their way to the 76ers’ playoff game. Meek Mill rang the team’s ceremonial bell and met with several players in the locker room before tip-off. Rubin has been one of Mill’s many supporters and visited him several times in jail.