Rapper Meek Mill is released from jail

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In a statement, Mill said: 'While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. He was taken from the prison by helicopter to Philadelphia, where he rang the ceremonial bell at the start of Game 5 of the Sixers-Heat playoff series.

Meek was been permitted specific visiting times and phone calls by officials at the jail in Chester, and the Supreme Court notified his legal team of his bail outside of these permitted hours on Tuesday.

The rapper spoke exclusively to Page Six as he raced to the Philadelphia 76ers playoff game in a vehicle after his close friend, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, personally picked him up at the jail and flew him on his personal helicopter into Philly to head to the arena.

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The 30-year-old Philadelphia rapper, who was jailed in November over a case from his teenage years, was ordered out on bail by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court.

He was immediately taken into custody and ultimately sentenced to up to four years in jail, leading rappers like Jay-Z and movie star Kevin Hart to post messages of support online.

"Though I am blessed to have the assets to struggle this unjust scenario, I perceive that many individuals of color throughout the nation do not have that luxurious and I plan to make use of my platform to shine a light-weight on these points", Mill mentioned. 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.

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He mentioned he would focus his consideration on getting his convictions overturned and look ahead to resuming his music profession. Needlesstosay, the internet joined in the frenzy to celebrate Meek's release.

Mill's attorney, Joe Tacopina, thanked the high court. She said the court "has impartially and without prejudice presided over numerous proceedings in this matter since 2008". The sentence brought Philadelphia into the national spotlight over issues about inequalities in the criminal justice system, and it also sparked a very public feud between Williams and Brinkley, with Williams accusing the judge of being enamored with him and alleging that the FBI had investigated her handling of the case.

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