PHILADELPHIA (CelebrityAccess) — More than a decade after his arrest on gun and drug charges, rapper Meek Mill has finally extricated himself from the legal morass.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mill on Tuesday pleaded guilty to one count of illegal possession of a firearm, with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office dropped all remaining charges against the rapper.
As a part of his plea agreement, Mill will face no additional legal sanction in connection with the remaining charge, the Inquirer reported.
“Meek free, I’m not on probation,” Mill told the crowd following the court proceedings.
Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was arrested in 2007 at the age of 19 and charged with gun and drug offenses, largely on the basis of questionable testimony provided by one alleged witness, and sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison, followed by eight years of probation.
In 2017, he was charged with violating the terms of his probation and incarcerated again but his case became a lightning rod for the ongoing debate about inequity in the criminal justice system.
In July, Mill and Jay-Z were announced as the co-chairs of the criminal justice reform organization REFORM Alliance, which claims to have to date raised an astonishing 50 million dollars which it will dedicate to “changing the laws, policies, and practices that perpetuate injustice,” with an initial focus on probation and parole.