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Meek Mill attends NBA playoff game after prison release

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Posted at 8:11 AM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 08:12:46-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill has attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.
    
Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail.
    
Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced in November to two to four years behind bars for probation violations.
    
He was taken from the prison in Chester by helicopter to nearby Philadelphia, where he rang the ceremonial bell at the start of Game 5 of the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat playoff series.
    
The rapper wore a Joel Embiid jersey and sat courtside during the game.

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