JAY-Z on Meek Mill Prison Release: 'A Son of Philadelphia, Is a Free Man'

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Jay Z (L) and Meek Mill perform during a surprise encore on the Liberty Stage at the 2017 Budweiser Made in America festival - Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sept. 3, 2017 in Philadelphia.

Meek Mill has been released after five months in prison, and is ready to dive back in to new music.

His management, Roc Nation, is thrilled to welcome the rapper back into their arms, but more importantly address some potential issues in the United States criminal justice system. They said in a statement:  “We are pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to grant Meek Mill bail and allow him to return home to his loved ones. We are grateful for all the support that Meek has received from his fans and public advocates over the past five months and look forward to working alongside Meek to fight for criminal justice reform.”

JAY-Z, the company's founder, was also happy at his friend's release. "Today, Meek Mill, a son of Philadelphia, is a free man." he said in a statement. "He was incarcerated unjustly and caught in a probation trap for years by a broken system. Now we can celebrate his release.  We thank every individual that has supported and fought alongside Meek every step of the way."

Throughout Meek Mill's sentence, JAY-Z has been outspoken over his outrage on the situation. In November, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times, in which he cracked down on the rough relationship between the courts and black people.