Meek Mill is free!

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#FreeMeek was the hashtag.  Numerous rallies were held in support of his release and now rapper Meek Mill is out of prison.  It was a very controversial sentence over a probation violation that landed him behind bars for nearly 5 months.  It brought about, on a national level, the subject of injustice within the justice department in regards to African American men.  Here’s what Meek had to say upon being released.

"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," the rapper, whose full name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, said in a statement obtained by CNN. "While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive."

Numerous celebrities took to social media in support of the rapper.  See below.

On the way to the sixers game let’s go!!!! #meekfree

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Meek Mill is Frrrrreeeeeeeee ....I just left from seeing him in jail with @michaelgrubin and we were just told that he is being released. Woooooooow......Stand Up Philadelphia!!!!!

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Read more here:  https://cnn.it/2KbuMCp

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