Rapper Meek Mill is out of prison after being held behind bars for five months for probation violations.
It was just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when a helicopter belonging to the 76ers owner carried Meek Mill to freedom after his court ordered release from prison with a huge crowd of fans jamming the streets in Chester to watch.
Meek Mill was released under heavy security to hold back fans.
A few hours later, Meek Mill was free and the fans were ecstatic.
SkyFOX hovered overhead as Meek Mill was flown to Penns Landing after an in-flight clothing change.
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart weighed in Tuesday after visiting Meek Mill.
Freedom for Meek Mill came quickly Tuesday and he thanked supporters saying he looked forward to fighting injustices for other inmates and resuming his career.
“We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail. As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail. We are also pleased that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has noted that Judge Brinkley may opt to remove herself from presiding over any further proceedings in Meek’s case in the interests of justice. Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured.”