(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) A little more than a month after it was alleged R. Kelly is keeping women in a cult in two of his homes, here comes another upsetting allegation— another woman claims she and R. Kelly continued to have sex after she told him she was underage.
24-year-old Jerhonda Pace (which is her married name) told Buzzfeed she met Kelly when she was 15-year-old Jerhonda Johnson and started sleeping with him the next year. Pace claims the singer gave her an undisclosed sum of money in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement.
Unfortunately, these types of allegations against R. Kelly are nothing new. Here’s the kicker– the two met when Pace was a fan and attended his 2008 child pornography trial. That’s where one of The Pied Piper‘s employees friended her on MySpace and invited her to a party at his mansion. Pace initially lied about her age, telling him she was 19. Recalling her encounters, Pace said he used to make her call him “daddy” and he would call her “baby.” Pace also stated she had to “have two pigtails and make her wear little school girl outfits.” She alleged their encounters were filmed without her permission. Pace also stated Kelly was abusive in other ways, choking, slapping and spitting on her.
In July 2009, Pace says she told R. Kelly, she was really 16, and he said it was ok. The age of consent in Illinois is 17. He instructed her to “act 25” and if anyone else asked about her age, tell them she was 19.
Pace says she has decided to come forward now out of concern for other women who might still be abused by the R&B crooner.
(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.
He’s been charged with reckless endangerment.