Robert Rihmeek Williams, 30, more commonly known as Meek Mill has been released from prison.

He was freed on Tuesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his immediate release. The justices told the judge who sentenced him to let him out on “unsecured bail.”

Mill released a statement thanking those who supported him through his almost five months of prison. “I’d like to thank God, 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,” he said. “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.”

Mill was sentenced to prison because he violated his parole. The sentence was two to four years in prison, this sparked outrage from activist and supporters such as Jay-Z, T.I, Rick Ross and the 76ers co owner Michael Rubin. “I think what the support did is bring the overall problem of the criminal justice reform that’s needed to light,” Rubin told CNN. “There’s so many other people who have been wrongfully convicted.”

In November, Jay-Z stopped a concert to speak about Mill’s conviction. “He caught a charge when he was, like 19. He’s 30 now, he’s been on probation for 11 years. F–king 11 years. Judge gave him two to four years because he got arrested for being on a bike and popping a f–king wheelie.” In a op-ed piece for the New York Times, he said Mill’s sentence was “just on example of how our criminal system justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people everyday.”

Once Mill was released from prison Rubin picked him up along with Kevin Hart after visiting. Mill rang the ceremonial bell and met with some of the players before the game started.



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

A post shared by Michael Rubin (@michaelgrubin) on Apr 24, 2018 at 3:49pm PDT

Mill said he looks forward to reuniting with his family and resuming his music career.