Mill was courtside as the 76ers defeated the Heat to move on to the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs, and was given the honor of ringing the ceremonial Liberty Bell prior to tipoff.
Meek tells TMZ. "I'd like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this hard time". Watch his arrival below. He referred to his jail time as a "nightmare" and said he wouldn't have survived those five months if it had not been for the prayers and visits he got. 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.
And after advancing out of the first round for the first time in his career, Joel Embiid spoke at the podium about Meek Mill's release from prison. "He said, 'That's what I want.' So when they released him, we said the helicopter's gonna pick you up".
But while many were celebrating his release from what was viewed by many as an unjust prison sentence, Jason Smith and Mike Harmon put the rapper's violations in context and explain why he is not a hero.
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Pruitt was scheduled to participate in environment-related meetings with Australian officials on a visit to Sydney and Canberra. The officials were away for only a few days, flying from Washington to Sydney on August 26 and returning on August 29.
The Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail. He also thanked the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, which recently said it would not oppose immediate bail and expressed doubt about the credibility of a police officer, who was a key witness in Williams' case.
In a separate statement, Mill's attorney praised the court's decision and doubled down on his belief that the rapper was "unjustly convicted" and should never have been behind bars. During a hearing last Monday, prosecutors overseeing Mill's case recommended granting the rapper a new trial based on what they say is Graham's history of corruption. She said the court "has impartially and without prejudice presided over numerous proceedings in this matter since 2008".
"You know, Meek told me every day we talked, 'I just dream about the heli picking me up, '" Rubin said. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office said in an emailed statement that the Supreme Court's ruling was consistent with the office's position in the case.