On Tuesday (April 24), rapper Meek Mill was freed from prison, and it was 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin who was reported as picking him up. Philadelphia's own hip-hop star would end up at the team's latest NBA playoff game and took part in the pre-game festivities just hours after getting his official release. Here are the latest details on the rap star's big day in Philadelphia.

Meek Mill's release

The big news that Meek Mill had been released was reported earlier on Tuesday by various sources, including TMZ. The website indicated that Mill was able to walk out of the Chester State Correctional Institution and got right onto a helicopter waiting for him.

It was mentioned that one of the top members of the Philadelphia 76ers organization said he was personally picking him up too.

The rap star was facing a sentence of two to four years for a probation violation. Thanks to his legal team, the District Attorney's Office, and Pennsylvania Supreme Court he was able to receive his freedom from prison. That brought elation from fans all over social media as they learned of the exciting news.

Meek at 76ers game

According to a CBS Sports report, Meek Mill attended Game 5 of the Philadelphia 76ers' first-round series against the Miami Heat. He showed up wearing a Joel Embiid jersey for the matchup and also rang the ceremonial pregame Liberty Bell. He was there about 45 minutes ahead of the game to greet various members of the team in the locker room as well.

Star players Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons also went courtside to greet Mill before the game started.

Prior to the game, co-owner Michael Rubin posted an image of Meek Mill seated courtside next to comedian Kevin Hart from another game, giving the word that he was picking up the hip-hop star. That also brought a lot of excited replies from fans online who were happy to hear that the rapper had gained his freedom after a lot of uproar from various celebrities from sports, music, and elsewhere. As of this report, the Philadelphia 76ers were leading 23-21 over the Miami Heat in the first quarter of their Game 5.

Back to music?

Meek Mill is known for his hip-hop career, which really got underway in the past decade. He was signed by fellow rapper T.I. to his first deal, but would later leave for Rick Ross' Maybach Music label. In 2012, Mill released his debut album called "Dreams and Nightmares" which rose to No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. His most recent studio album arrived just last year. "Wins & Losses" featured guest spots from Young Thug, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Yo Got. The album made it as high as No. 3 on the US chart. With Meek Mill's release from prison and his appearance at Tuesday's 76ers game, it has fans hoping that the next steps will involve some inspired new music. That should be on the way as the rapper probably has a lot to say following his release.