After 12 years of Philly’s justice system limbo, Meek Mill can officially call himself a free man.
Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in Philadelphia court on Tuesday and won't serve additional time in prison, which kept him on probation for 12 years.
Meek Mill described his ongoing probation sentence as "mentally and emotionally challenging," but shared that million others are going through it. His recent release encourages his high profile activist for criminal justice reform.
After the hearing, the rapper spoke briefly to cheering supporters who had gathered for a rally outside the courthouse.
"I just wanted to come up here myself and thank all the supporters because 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 helped me," Meek says.
If you have not already watched the Meek Mill’s documentary of his journey to freedom, it is available on Amazon Prime Video.