Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is expected to be released from prison later this evening (April 24).
Tuesday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered that the 30-year-old rapper be freed on bail.
Meek began a long legal battle last November after being sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating his probation. The charges stem from a 2007 arrest. Prosecutors had previously asked that the judge on the case overturn the sentence because the original arresting officer appeared on a list of allegedly corrupt cops.
In a statement issued to Billboard, Meek thanked his family and friends for their support.
"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 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.”
Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Grubin and comedian Kevin Hart are expected to pick Meek up for his release.