Former No Limit artist Mac was granted parole after serving 20 years in prison during a recent hearing, at which Mac and his parents were present to hear the verdict.
There was a unanimous vote to grant Mac, born McKinley Phipps, Jr., immediate parole, with Board Vice Chair Jim Wise telling Mac that he considers him "very lucky." Board member Victor Jones also told Mac that he was going to take a chance on him by granting him parole, and he wished him good luck.
Board Chair Sheryl M. Ranatza pointed out Mac's "excellent" prison record and his family support for her reason for granting him parole. Mac's parents were present during the hearing, and his father was seen crying tears of joy after learning that he would be reunited with his son after decades of being apart.
Mac spoke to VladTV in 2016 about being sentenced to 30 years in 2001, and the events that led to his arrest and trial. Speaking about his lyrics being used in his trial, Mac stated, "We're in this to make this money and we're feeding a market that demands this type of content. At the end of the day, I wasn't walking around shooting people in real life, and I wasn't walking around selling drugs to people in real life. In fact, I don't talk about selling drugs in my songs because that's something that I never did, and any violent content that I spit in my songs [were] basically stuff I know people wanted to hear. And if that could be used against me in court, that is dangerous."