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Meek Mill's 2008 conviction overturned, granted new trial

Meek Mill is having a great day.

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Today (July 24) is a great day for Meek Mill. While on social media, the Philly rapper announced that he is no longer on probation.

"As of right now I'm not on probation and I am not a felon anymore today was mega!!!" he wrote on Instagram.

Last week, Meek appeared in court in hopes of having his 2008 gun and drug conviction overturned. In a statement, the 32-year-old emcee thanked the state of Pennsylvania for granting him a new trial.

"I'd like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court judges for their wisdom and transparency in reviewing my case, unanimously overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial," Meek says. "The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I'm ecstatic that justice prevailed. 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."

He explained that he is just one of many and there is still work to be done. "Unfortunately, millions of people are dealing with similar issues in our country and don't have the resources to fight back like I did. We need to continue supporting them. I'm committed to working with my team at the Reform Alliance to change these outdated laws and fix our broken criminal justice system."

In a recent interview with Gayle King, Meek recalled some of the hardships he faced while on probation. Although the travel to and from his son's school wasn't too bad, Meek was unable to perform that task.

"My son lived in New Jersey, but I lived in Philadelphia, and the bridge is a 15-minute ride," he said. "It's just a bridge. I couldn't go get my son from school when I wanted to, 'cause you know, some days I would get off work early. I would just have a free day, and I would just want to pop up at my son's school and get him from school. I'd been out of town for two weeks in a row workin'. Can't really do it."

The good news doesn't stop there for Meek. Earlier today, we reported that the Championships rapper has launched a joint record label with JAY-Z's Roc Nation, Dream Chasers.

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