Ralo has been released from prison after nearly six years behind bars following a drug trafficking arrest in 2018.
Footage emerged on Wednesday (November 8) of the Atlanta rapper (real name Terrell Davis) being welcomed home by friends and family, who greeted him outside the penitentiary.
Ralo sported a million-dollar smile as he was mobbed by people that haven’t seen him in years. He also swapped out his prison jumpsuit for some designer garments.
The 28-year-old was sentenced to eight years in prison last year after federal agents accused him of trafficking over $2 million in marijuana back in 2018.
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Ralo was credited with time served and a judge recommended one year with an ankle monitor once the halfway house approved his home address.
Ralo’s incarceration has been plagued by snitching allegations after he was pressed by one of his artists in May about cooperating with the government. But he explained that it was all a misunderstanding and stemmed from a prosecutor misconduct hearing.
“I hate to see us as people continue to kick one another down. Our government has been taking advantage of our weaknesses and using us against us,” Ralo wrote on Instagram. “We should know by now that we’re stronger together and every enemy has weaknesses. When there’s no loophole in a case, you gotta make a loophole. We must attack what they did wrong and focus less on our wrong. NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!”
He continued: “Sometimes we have to read the entire book to know the truth behind the lies in the story. Know that everything isn’t always what it seems to be. I never told yawl one lie in my life and I swear by Allah I never cooperated with the federal government. Its not one human bein on Earth can say they in jail for RALO.”
Ralo’s release means he will also be reunited with his daughter. The rapper had an emotional moment in April when he saw her for the first time in five years since being arrested.
“I waited 5 long years just to be able to touch my daughter. As soon as I felt her little arms wrap around me in that visitation room it felt like my soul was released from my body,” he wrote on social media alongside a photo of the heartwarming moment.
“That shit felt so good that I’ll never forget that feeling. I never called myself a rapper due to the lame shit that goes on in the industry, but I can now honesty say I’m thankful for the rap game, because it helped me take care of my daughter and more my entire bid.”