Thanks to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Meek Mill has officially been pardoned of his 2008 arrest!
The “Dreams & Nightmares” rapper shared the good news via Instagram on Thursday, and the pardon is specially related to drug & gun charges he was convicted of 15 years ago.
Through Wolf’s decision, Meek Mill can have the matter totally erased from his criminal record. In order to express his gratitude, Meek pledged to “do more for [his] community.”
Additionally, over on Twitter, he appeared to keep the positivity rollin’, as Meek noted, “I feel good things coming to me!!!!!”
I feel good things coming to me!!!!!
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) January 12, 2023
Regarding his promise to “do more” for Philadelphia, fans will know that Meek’s already long been dedicated to helping his community. From teaming up with Kevin Hart and donating $7 million for private school scholarships to supplying $500,000 in Christmas gifts, Meek Mill has been that guy!
Meek Mill Had His 2008 Conviction Overturned In 2019
While on the subject of his drug and firearm conviction, we should note that the matter was overturned back in 2019, and Meek was ultimately granted the right to a new trial, NBC News reports.
However, it was noted that “the after-discovered evidence is of such a strong nature and character that a different verdict will likely result at a retrial.” Some of this evidence was related to “credibility issues” with the testifying officer.
Gov. Tom Wolf Has Been On His Pardoning Grind
Meek Mill is just one of the many people who were pardoned by Wolf since he took office in 2015. In fact, according to ABC Philadelphia, Go. Wolf has pardoned 2,540 people during his time in office—which is more than double than the state’s previous record.
Regarding this work, Wolf noted, “Every single one of the Pennsylvanians who made it through the process truly deserves their second chance.”
“I have taken this process very seriously—reviewing and giving careful thought to each and every one of these 2,540 pardons and the lives they will impact. Every single one of the Pennsylvanians who made it through the process truly deserves their second chance, and it’s been my honor to grant it.”
Shoutout to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for pardoning Meek Mill, and we continue to wish the rapper well in his endeavors!