Meek Mill and his legal team reached a plea agreement in a case that has kept him on probation for much of his adult life. Meek pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a license on Tuesday (August 27), and the 6 remaining charges he was facing were dropped.
Meek spoke to the public after the hearing, telling the crowd that he was finally off of probation, and he thanked his supporters.
“I want to thank everybody who ever stood for me out here, all the supporters and people who came out and supported me through the ups and downs, in and out of the system,” he said while standing in front of a banner that said “#Justice4Millions.” “I’m very thankful from the bottom of my heart—everybody that ever mentioned my name or said ‘Free Meek’ helped me get to this position.”
#Breaking: "Meek freed, I'm not on probation" @MeekMill thanks supporters after final court hearing where he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm without a license from his initial arrest in 2007. Tuesday's plea ends the rapper's 12 year legal battle. https://t.co/CMUG5zZ3nJ pic.twitter.com/YCyexQkUrV
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) August 27, 2019
When the crowd shouted “Free Meek,” the Dream Chasers rapper stopped them. “Meek free,” he said to cheers. “I’m not on probation no more. I don’t have to go to court no more.”
He also vowed to continue his fight for criminal justice reform. “I know y’all probably got family members in jail or people going through the same thing as me, and I will continue to do what I do with the reform movement and help the people that help me,” he said.