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After reaching an agreement with prosecutors, Meek Mill’s decade-long legal battle is FINALLY OVER!
“I know this has been along road for you and hopefully this will be the end of it,” Judge Leon Tucker told the rapper.
Stuntin’ in a Hawaiian shirt, and walking out to the “Rocky” theme song in front of everyone gathered at the Center City’s Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice, Meek Mill declared himself “freed.”
“I wanted to thank everybody whoever stood for me,” Mill said. “I’m very thankful from the very bottom of my heart.”
According to NBC Philadelphia, “Tuesday’s negotiation plea came after both sides questioned the credibility of the arresting officer, Reginald Graham.” NBC Philadelphia even reported that the defense, “…even accused the trial judge, Genece Brinkley, of bias for sending the entertainer back to prison over minor probation violations.”
Mill had referred to his 12-year ordeal as “mentally and emotionally challenging,” however, remained confident for he knew many others in his community had/have suffered the same issues.
“The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m ecstatic that justice prevailed,” he stated just last month when his conviction was overturned.
Definitely an exciting time for the rapper! We salute you, Meek for staying strong and promoting change even throughout your own hardships.