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Organizers of Rolling Loud, the three-day long hip-hop festival held this year at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, promised surprise performances.
They came through.
Meek Mill performed for the first time since being released from prison on Rolling Loud’s Hemp High Stage to a roaring crowd Saturday night.
“It feels good to be free and in front of the motherf—ing people,” he shouted during his performance aired on RevoltTV.
Mill, 31, was released from prison in April after serving five months of a two-to-four year sentence for probation violations stemming from a decade old drug and gun convictions.
A string of high-profile people, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, supported his campaign for freedom.
Two days after being released, the Philly-born rapper attended a playoff game against the Heat.
He has since been lobbying for criminal justice reforms.
On Saturday — the second day of three-day festival that ends Sunday — DJ Khaled promised the next performance would be “historic,” according to Rolling Stone.
Mill then delivered an energy packed 20-minute set including Dreams and Nightmares.
“I want to thank everyone that supported me,” he said. “They tried to take my freedom. They tried to crush my dreams. But now we are in Miami … Let’s get it.”