Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison for violating probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case, when he got arrested in a St. Louis airport for getting into a fight with an airport employee, yesterday.
The judge also cited another probation violation when he got arrested for reckless driving in New York City. Even though both cases were dropped, the judge said getting arrested alone violated his probation.
Now, one of the rapper’s attorneys, Joe Tacopina, has told reporters that the rapper is behind bars because the judge has a long-standing vendetta against him. Tacopina also claimed that the Judge who is from the same part of Philadelphia with Meek, could have purposely sent him to jail because he failed to do a remake of Boyz II Men’s, “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out.
Read TMZ full report below.
Meek was sentenced to 2 to 4 years for violating probation, but one of his attorneys, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ … even prosecutors had recommended no jail time.
According to Tacopina, Meek and the the judge are from the same part of Philly and know some of the same people.
Tacopina says the judge suggested to Meek — during a meeting in chambers last year — he do a remake of Boyz II Men’s, “On Bended Knee” … and give her, the judge, a shout-out. Meek thought she was kidding and laughed.
Tacopina claims she said, “I’m not kidding,” and when Meek refused to do it, she replied … “Okay, suit yourself.”
Meek’s lawyer believes the judge showed clear bias with her stiff sentence, and says they plan to appeal.
Meanwhile, several artist have used their social media handles to support the rapper.
Reacting to the judgement, comedian Kevin Hart took to Instagram to say, ‘praying for my brother @meekmill right now. God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I’m here for you man!!!! My brother for life. Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass…Stay strong and keep your head up’.