Meek Mill a current rapper was released from prison this Tuesday after fighting a two to four year sentence for probation violation. The first thing that Mill did when he was released was go to his hometown, Philadelphia 76er’s game 5 against the Heat. Mill being a huge 76er’s fan showed up in a Joel Embiid jersey and sat court side with team owner Michael Rubin and comedian Kevin Hart. Mill was also the one to ring the Ceremonial Liberty Bell before the tip off of the game, receiving a thunderous applause from his hometown.
Owner Rubin who has been one of Meek’s biggest supporters throughout this whole case was the one to pick up the rapper from the Philadelphia jail. Meek told him during one of his visits “I just dream about the heli picking me up, that is what I want.” So when the time came that is exactly what happened. Mill was released from prison and got onto a helicopter sent by Rubin and headed straight for Wells Fargo Center.
Minutes after winning his very first NBA playoff series Joel Embiid, sought out and embraced Meek Mill. When asked about the significance of of Mill being there Embiid responded with “I was just excited that he got to witness this because he has always represented the city, and he loves this city so much.” Upon being released from jail the rapper took to Twitter saying ” I’d like to thank God, my family and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”