Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison yesterday for violating his probation. The two incidents occurred within the last year when he was arrested after a fight in a St. Louis airport, and back in March when he was arrested again for Reckless driving in NYC. Even though prosecutors dropped both of those charges and recommended no jail time the judge in the case sentenced Meek to do some time.
In an interview with TMZ, Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina said that the rapper was given such a stiff sentence because the Judge has a grudge against him. Tacopina also suggested that Meek and the judge are from the same part of Philly and have issues that go back further than recent years.
Tacopina also said that last year judge Brinkley suggested that Meek remake the Boyz II Men song “On Bended Knee” and give her a shoutout. He says that Meek laughed at the request and was told by the judge “I’m not kidding.” When he refused, she responded, “OK, suit yourself,” according to Tacopina. The lawyer also claimed that judge Brinkley leave Roc Nation management and sign with a local Philadelphia manager with whom she has a personal relationship with.
Meek’s lawyers are planning on appealing the decision.