There's Now a Petition to Prevent Meek Mill From Going to Prison

Wendy Jensen
November 9, 2017

The handing down of the sentence came after a prosecutor recommended that Mill not be imprisoned for the violations, saying that he has been clean since January and that he has grown as a person since his original crime. Attorney Joe Tacopino went on record with NY radio personality Angie Martinez where he claimed that Brinkley insisted that Meek Mill rework Boyz II Men's redemption seeking relationship ballad, " On Bended Knee" to include and shout out to her, and that she insisted that he leave his Roc Nation management deal to work with a Philadelphia based manager that Tacopino claims the judge is connected to. "I have seen this with parole officers messing with famous people for deals. a judge could be removed from the bench and it is a crime, [though] each state has different statutes for this".

Judge Brinkley of Philadelphia sentenced Meek 2-4 years behind bars on Monday (Nov. 6) for violating his probation by getting arrested twice earlier this year.

According to local newspaper website, Judge Genece E. Brinkley told Meek: "I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court".

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On the other hand, his ex, Nicki Minaj seems to make fun of him on her social media.

Tacopina also suggested that Brinkley was retaliating against Mill for not honoring a request she made of him to mention her in a song.

The transcript of that closed proceeding also was sealed at Mill's and DeSimone's requests.

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Since exploding onto the Hip-Hop scene back in 2011, Meek Mill has had a series of legal issues. He was not available for comment Wednesday on the status of that appeal. He failed a urine test, had an altercation at St. Louis airport which violated his traveling restrictions, and posted a video of himself riding through the streets of New York City on his dirt bike. She also cited him and his managers for repeatedly scheduling concerts after her August 17 order barring performances outside Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. Yesterday, one of his lawyers, Joe Tacopina, accused Meek's judge of "inappropriate" acts.

Raised by his mother in Philadelphia after his father was killed, the rapper born as Robert Williams was put on probation after a 2008 arrest on drug and gun possession charges.

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