Meek Mill has been granted a new trial and has been appointed a new judge in his decades-old drug and gun case, ABC News has learned.

Wednesday, a Pennsylvania appeals court threw out the 2007 conviction due to new evidence, which suggested alleged police corruption. In addition, the Pennsylvania Superior Court also overturned the trial judge’s parole violation findings — findings which sent the Championships lyricist back behind bars in 2017 for five months.

Meek, born Robert Williams, was initially sentenced to 11 to 23 months following his original conviction on gun and drug offenses. His non-jury trial featured only one witness for the prosecution: former Philadelphia Police Officer Reginald Graham. Graham has since been deemed an untrustworthy witness by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.


“Williams’ right to be tried before an impartial judge is necessary in this case because the trial judge heard highly prejudicial testimony at the first trial…and made credibility determinations in favor of a now-discredited witness and against Williams,” said court documents obtained by ABC.

This new development could possibly lead to the end of Meek’s legal woes, if prosecutors choose to retry the case or drop it altogether.

Wednesday afternoon, the rapper — who yesterday signed a deal for a joint venture with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation — excitedly shared the update with fans on Twitter. He wrote:

He also wrote:

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