A three-judge appeal panel has overturned Meek Mill's 2008 drug conviction and granted him a retrial.
The 32-year-old rapper has been granted a new trial after an appeals court in Pennsylvania overruled the verdict from 11 years ago and also overturned the trial judge's 2017 finding that Meek had violated the terms of his parole, which had caused the Save Me hitmaker to return to prison for five months.
Meek (real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams) -said: "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. The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I'm ecstatic that justice prevailed."
The three-judge panel also assigned the case to a new judge and in their ruling, they felt that, with new evidence of possible police corruption, the rapper would be able to prove his innocence.
The opinion, which was obtained by People magazine stated: "We conclude the after-discovered evidence is of such a strong nature and character that a different verdict will likely result at a retrial."