Rapper Meek Mill celebrates prison release with visit to National Basketball Association play-off

Meek Mill

Meek Mill

Meek Mill has opened up during his first interview since his release from prison this week.

I've got a lot of responsibility, I've got a lot of important people depending on me. "No I don't feel free", he says. This will mark Meek's first interview since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his release from a state prison. He was picked up by Philadelphia 76ers owner, Micheal Rubin and flown by helicopter to the 76ers game that ended up being the series victor over the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

Meek's release was universally celebrated among the hip-hop community, as his case had come to act as a high-profile example of corruption in the legal system, and his fans are eagerly anticipating whatever new project Meek will be putting out now that he's been freed.

Meek Mill may be out of prison, but he still feels trapped on the inside.

In an opinion earlier this month, Judge Genece Brinkley, who sent Mill to prison for the probation violations, defended herself against accusations by the defence that she was waging a vendetta against the rapper.

The "Dreams and Nightmares" rapper told NBC Nightly News that he is still feeling a "culture shock" now that he is finally out of prison. I haven't felt free since I caught this case at the age of 19 and I'm 30 now.

"Although I'm blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don't have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues", Mill said in a statement shortly before his release.

The jail sentence was overturned by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, headed by the recently elected cannabis justice reform-pushing Larry Krasner, which found key witnesses from the original charges to be dubious.

"I did go to the game last night, hugged him and just telling him how proud of him I was last night, how he endured and proud that now he's committed to doing this wonderful thing for other people which is to make sure this kind of thing can't happen again", said McMonagle.

He later stepped on the court to ring the pre-game Liberty Bell replica during Game 5.

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