Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill is finally a free man. The hip-hop veteran went to social media today to announce he’s no longer on probation.
Meek went to Instagram Wednesday to break the major news to followers.
Today, Meek had his publicized 2008 drug and gun conviction case completely thrown out.
A Pennsylvania appeals court threw out on Wednesday rapper Meek Mill’s decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case. The unanimous three-judge opinion grants the rapper born Robert Williams a new trial because of new evidence of alleged police corruption. The Pennsylvania Superior Court also overturned the trial judge’s parole violation findings that sent the entertainer back to prison in 2017 for five months. (USA Today)
Despite the officer’s claim, Meek has maintained never pointing a gun outside his home in 2007.
The officer who testified at his trial said Williams pointed a gun at him during the arrest outside his southwest Philadelphia home. Williams has denied pointing a gun at police. Calls seeking comment from prosecutors about whether they plan to retry the case were placed Wednesday. (Washington Post)
Since his 2007 arrest, Meek has found himself behind bars on petty probation violations.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley had kept Williams on probation for 10 years over his arrest in 2007 at age 19. He is now 32 and has been called back to court repeatedly over technical violations of his parole, many of them involving travel issues as he has risen to fame under the mentorship of music mogul Jay-Z. (Seattle Times)