You have probably heard that rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to two to four years in prison for probation violation. Meek was arrested after a fight at a St. Louis airport in March and again in August for a reckless driving incident in New York City.
Despite both charges having been dropped and prosecutors not recommending jail time, Judge Brinkley dished out a harsh sentence to the rapper, which has left some wondering why.
Judge Brinkley, who sentenced Meek Mill in the 2008 gun and drug case that led to his probation, ruled that the incidents constituted a violation of his probation, but Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has a shocking theory for why such a heavy sentence was passed.
Joe Tacopina said that the sentence was a result of Judge Brinkley’s hostile relationship with Meek Mill, which stems back nearly a decade in court. While suggesting that Meek and the judge hail from the same part of Philadelphia and may have known each other for years, Tacopina says that Brinkley met with Meek in her chambers last year, where she suggested that Meek Mill remake Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out in the song.
Reports say that Meek laughed the suggestion off, but Brinkley allegedly replied:
When Meek refused, Brinkley allegedly responded:
Was that a veiled threat there?
As you might expect, there are plans to appeal Meek Mill’s sentence…
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