Meek Mill has been freed.
The Philadelphia rapper was released from prison on Tuesday afternoon after originally being sentenced to two to four years in prison for parole violation. A lot of people felt Meek Mill’s imprisonment was unjustified, including Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.
“For somebody to be sentenced two to four years for popping a wheelie, he’s been on probation for 11 years,” Jenkins said in February, via Newsday. “It’s ridiculous. At some point and time, after people have served their time, paid their debt and they want to become productive citizens in our country, we have to take some of these things off them.”
The Eagles showed a lot of love to Meek Mill during their Super Bowl run. The team played “Dreams and Nightmares” at Lincoln Financial Field prior to the NFC Championship Game, which Philadelphia won by a final score of 38-7.
Eagles reaction to @MeekMill being realeased from prison. Maybe. Probably #DreamsAndNightmares pic.twitter.com/HPSvhBlrmq— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 24, 2018
They also used it as their entrance music for the Super Bowl, which the Eagles also won.
Hold up, wait a minute. pic.twitter.com/qYsk9RsCgg— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 24, 2018
After the game was over, the Eagles celebrated by singing the song in the locker room.
But the celebration wasn’t just limited to the players. Check out Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas sporting the #FreeMeek shirt.
If you look closely ... Joe Douglas in a “Free Meek”’shirt. pic.twitter.com/2lsFzvPLHa— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) February 5, 2018
Now that Meek is free, Eagles players are celebrating his release on Twitter.
✊ #FreeMeek !!!!! https://t.co/9jmzjTLoPa— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) April 24, 2018
MEEK MILL HOLLA AT ME BRO.... That MAN FREE❗️❗️❗️— Jalen Mills (@greengoblin) April 24, 2018
MEEK FREE!!!!! Philly Lit https://t.co/c2ESDfhDnA— Jay Ajayi (@JayTrain) April 24, 2018
MEEK ON HIS WAY OUT— Corey Clement (@CoreyClement_6) April 24, 2018
MEEK out #FreeMeek— Sidney Jones IV (@SidneyJonesIV) April 24, 2018
MEEK IS FREE— NG (@NathanGerry) April 24, 2018
It sounds like Meek is going to be ringing the bell prior to the Sixers-Heat playoff game at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. Oh, and Joel Embiid is making his home court playoff game debut in a potential close out game.
I’d wager that Philly crowd is gonna be lit.