“I Am Not A Felon Anymore”: Meek Mill Blessed With New Trial And Judge

According to reports, a panel of three judges in Pennsylvania Superior Court threw out Meek Mill’s 2008 gun conviction today and granted the Philly rapper with a new trial and judge.

The decision was unanimous, replacing Judge Genece Brinkley, whom many say had it out for the rapper for quite some time now, according to TMZ.

Meek also made the announcement via Twitter.

“I’m not on probation right now… new label deal with Jay Z!!!” Meek wrote, referring to an announcement that he and Jay-Z have teamed up to launch the Dream Chaser record label. “Today was lit already.”


In an earlier post, Meek commented: “I am not a felon anymore.”

TMZ reported that the panel of judges found that a key witness in the case against Meek was a dirty cop. The prosecutor also requested a new trial, but Judge Brinkley refused to grant it.

The rapper said he was grateful for the panel’s unbiased decision.

“I’d like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court judges for their wisdom and their transparency in reviewing my case, unanimously overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial. The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m ecstatic that justice prevailed,” Mill said, adding “This positive outcome wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family, my attorneys, Jay Z, Desiree Perez, Michael Rubin, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and my supporters who have stood with me through the ups and downs.”

Meek also noted that many people in similar situations aren’t so lucky and vows to keep fighting for criminal justice reform.

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