Rapper Meek Mill was released from prison today after being sentenced to two-to-four years after a parole violation. His being sent to prison became a cause celebre with numerous celebrities getting involved and the hashtag #freemeek going viral. Earlier today comedian Kevin Hart and Conshohocken businessman Michael Rubin visited him in prison. Kevin Hart spoke outside of the prison after meeting with him . Rubin is standing to Hart’s left. Watch the video below:
After Hart and Rubin’s visit to the prison The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Meek Mill released on “unsercured bail” according to CNN. This caused Rubin and Hart to post similar Instagram posts saying they were going to the prison to pick him up. See below:
Meek Mill posted to Instagram thanking Rubin:
I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including Jay Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice – not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, 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. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.
Once out of prison, Meek Mill boarded Rubin’s helicopter (the one you always see in Conshy that has a helipad on the riverfront) and was flown to what looked like Camden (jump to 2:28 in the video):
UPDATE – They are going to the Sixers game:
Disclosure: Michael Rubin is an investor in Burb Media, LLC, the parent company of MoreThanTheCurve.com. We have never been on the helicopter.
Photo: Top image screengrab from 6ABC Action News video.