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Rick Ross, Jay Z, celebrate Meek Mill’s release from jail

American rapper Rick Ross, who will perform this weekend at the Carnivore grounds, on Wednesday joined several celebs and hip hop artistes in celebrating the release of fellow rapper Meek Mill.

The 30-year-old Meek Mill, who was once signed to Rick Ross recording label Maybach Music Group (MMG) that helped shape his career, was released after 5 months behind bars after he was sentenced to to 4 years in prison in November 2017 for violating his parole.

In the judgment that was heavily criticized by different quarters, especially the Black community in the US, Meek was jailed for violating his parole in regards to failing a drug test probation, travelling out of the region (Philadelphia where he was born and raised) and getting arrested for fighting among other related offenses.

However a battalion of lawyers and other public relations consultants teamed up to wage a war in the court corridors that would ensure Meek Mill is freed on bail as they prepare to file for a new trial as the initial judgment had been put into questions.

Following his release, several big shots in the US entertainment industry, Rick Ross, who arrives in the country on Thursday, took to social media to celebrate Meek’s release.

CELEBRATION

The self-proclaimed ‘Boss’ took to his Twitter handle to post the name ‘Meek’ accompanied by several hand emoji’s signifying strength in response to how strong he has stood his ground throughout the case trial.

Others who praised the move included veteran rapper Jay Z who took to his Facebook account to state, “He was incarcerated unjustly and caught in a probation trap for years by a broken system. Now we can celebrate his release. We thank every individual that has supported and fought alongside Meek every step of the way.”

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart wrote on Instagram: “Meek Mill is Frrrrreeeeeeeee… I just left from seeing him in jail with @michaelgrubin and we were just told that he is being released. Woooooooow… Stand Up Philadelphia!!!!! Back like we never left… Welcome home @meekmill…”

Rapper TI, who signed Meek to his first record deal, posted “They made you a political prisoner to silence you… you stood tall and stayed SOLID!!! They can’t stop you now lil bro!!!! It’s almost OVER!!!”

Rapper Jadakiss wrote “Welcome Home Lil bro Meekmill” while Rapper Fabolous commented “Free Meek till Meek is Free. Welcome back.