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Rapper Meek Mill thanks God, fans, family after release from prison

Rapper Meek Mill is giving thanks following his release from prison.

The artist also known as Robert Rihmeek Williams was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison after violating probation from a previous drug and weapons case. He's out on bail while he appeals those convictions .

"Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail," his lawyer Joe Tacopina said .

"I’d like to thank God, my family, and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time," he said in a public social media post. "While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.

"To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. 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," he continued. " 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."

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