The petition reads, “Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.”
As of post time, the petition has reached over 91,000 signatures and hopes to get 150,000. You can sign the petition here.
(FreshAsFrankie) Meek Mill‘s mugshot was released on Wednesday after he was checked into the Pennsylvaniaprison system. The Philly rapper was sentenced to 2-4 years after a judge ruled that he violated his probation twice. According to TMZ, the prison Meek will be serving his time at has not been released for security reasons, and it will not be made public until he’s arrived.
Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, claims that they will be appealing the judge’s decision, as Tacopina feels that Judge Genece Brinkley had a vendetta against the Philly rapper for not dropping Roc Nation and signing with her friend. Tacopina also claims that the judge was mad at Meek for not taking her advice and doing a remix of Boyz II Men‘s “On Bended Knee” and giving her a shoutout, which Meek initially thought was a joke.
(FreshAsFrankie) One of Meek Mill’s attorneys, Joe Tacopina, says bias towards his client led to the prison sentence handed down by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Monday, November 6.
As we previously reported, Brinkley sentenced Meek to 2-4 years behind bars after ruling he violated his probation from a 2009 drug and gun case, by getting arrested twice earlier this year.
Joe Tacopina told TMZ that Brinkley has a vendetta against his client and went against the prosecutor’s recommendation of no prison time. He claims the two are from the same part of Philadelphia and know some of the same people.
Their alleged conflict may also stem from a Boys II Men song, of all things.
According to Tacopia, during a meeting in judges chambers last year, Brinkley told Meek he should do a remake of “On Bended Knee” and shout her out.
Meek responded by laughing because he thought she was joking.
“I’m not kidding,” she reportedly told him.
When the 30-year old rapper, born Robert Williams, refused Brinkley allegedly said “suit yourself.”
Tacopina says there is a clear pattern of bias against Meek and plans to appeal the prison sentence.
(FreshAsFrankie) Meek Mill is currently locked up in a New York City jail for allegedly pulling stunts on a motorcycle Thursday night, August 17.
TMZ reports that the 30-year old Philadelphia rapper, real name Robert Williams, was picked up at 10:16 PM by police responding to a 911 call, reporting a group of people popping wheelies and riding recklessly.
Authorities were able to identify Meek via social media posts because he was riding without a helmet.
(FreshAsFrankie) Meek Mill live streams his arrest for reckless endangerment in New York…
Last night Meek Mill was arrested for reckless endangerment one day after video of the rapper riding his dirt bike through the streets of Manhattan was posted on social media.
Meek was scheduled to perform his new single Young Black America on the Jimmy Fallon Show tonight.
(FreshAsFrankie) It seems Meek Mill either didn’t get the memo that his beef with Drake was squashed or chose to discard the message. Regardless, don’t expect those two to collaborate on new music anytime soon.
The confusion stems from a recent interview Meek’s boss, Rick Ross, did with “Best Seat In The House.” He said that he had met Drizzy face-to-face and worked things out.
“We actually sat down. Shout out to J. Prince,” Ross said. “It was really just [bosses having a conversation]. We wasn’t even discussing anything negative because by the time we get in the room, it’s so much other things going on that it’s already let’s get on some money. But I had to just make sure we sat down to have some sort of understanding.”
TMZ reports that despite an “understanding” being reached between Ross and Drake, sources close to Meek say there’s been too much bad blood spilled for him to mend the rift.
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