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Former No Limit rapper 'Mac' released from prison

McKinley ‘Mac’ Phipps Jr., the former No Limit rapper, has been released from prison after serving 21 years.

Mac, who has spent nearly half of his life inside jail, was granted parole and released from prison Tuesday. The rapper served 21 years of a 30-year sentence for a crime that he has vehemently denied ever committing.

Aged 22, Mac was found guilty and sentenced for a fatal shooting that took place Louisiana nightclub. The incident, which occurred in 2000, resulted in 19-year-old Barron C Victor, Jr. being killed.

Speaking at a parole hearing, which was attended by his parents and his wife, Mac said: “I’m sorry to all the people that were affected by this situation and I definitely want to say I’m sorry to the family of the victim and just anyone who was affected by this in any way.”

Reacting to the news, Angelique Phipps, the rapper’s wife, said: “Today marks the end of a long fight for justice,” in an interview with WDSU. “Today we are looking towards a brighter future for our family. We are grateful to all of those who have never wavered in their support of Mac’s innocence.”