Rapper Meek Mill is released from prison early

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On Tuesday April 24th, rapper Meek Mill was finally released from prison. I got a strong team behind me, I got a lot of support.

"I think he came out and we gave a hug so big I thought we were going to crack one of each other's ribs and I looked at him and I said, 'Sixers game?' And he said, 'Let's go we're winning this game, we're closing out today baby'".

After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the release of Meek Mill on Tuesday, overruling Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley who, throughout the case, had faced frequent claims of bias and requests to recuse herself, the rapper is preparing to take his message to the masses. Mill's lawyers spent months battling to get Mill freed on bail after he was sentenced to two to four years in prison for probation violations.

Mill spoke with Lester Holt on NBC's Nightly News Wednesday, talking about the controversial prison sentence and what he hopes to do moving forward.

The 30-year old rapper, who was sent to prison for violating probation on a 2008 gun and drug case, is out now.

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The rapper was released from jail after serving nearly five months for a probation violation. I haven't felt free since I caught this case at the age of 19 and I'm 30 now.

The rapper said he's been experiencing a bit of a "culture shock" while transitioning back to reality after spending the last five months in a cell in a Chester County prison.

'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 wrote on Twitter.

The artist has been busy since, too - he was seen boarding the helicopter after with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and close pal, Michael Rubin. In a op-ed piece for the New York Times, he said Mill's sentence was "just on example of how our criminal system justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people everyday". He rang the opening bell before the National Basketball Association play-off game. "I immediately said a quick prayer, and got ready to go", Mill told the publication.

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