Meek Mill’s 2008 gun conviction has officially been thrown out and the rapper has been granted a retrial after a years-long battle.
TMZ reports that Pennsylvania Superior Court judges made the decision Wednesday, granting the rapper a chance at a new trial, jury, and judge.
Even prosecutors were reportedly hoping for a new trial after it was revealed that a key witness, arresting officer Reginald Graham, was a dirty cop.
Mill shared the good news on social media, tweeting, “Life blessings just keep coming. I’m not on probation right now…new label deal with JAY-Z!!! Today was lit already ‘wtf GOD’ you be acting a fool.”
It was also believed that Judge Genece Brinkley had it out for the rapper after harshly sentencing him for violating probation on two occasions, despite both cases being dropped.
Sources added that despite being granted a new trial, it’s “highly, highly unlikely” prosecutors will refile.
The rapper’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, told TMZ, “At the end of the day, this turned out to be one of the best things for the justice system in the city of Philadelphia, for justice reform in the country, and for Meek.”