There has been quite an outrage online over Meek Mill’s sentencing yesterday for violation of his probation. The judge has ruled that the rapper will face a whopping 2-4 years in prison for the violations, stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel as her basis for the harsh sentencing.
A lot of fellow artists, including Jay-Z have come out in the open in support of the Philly rapper. Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina is confident that he will get Meek out of trouble soon and vows to appeal his client’s ruling to tackle Brinkley’s decision, claiming that she has a personal vendetta against the Philly rapper. Joe called into Angie Martinez’ show on Power 105 and spoke in detail about the case.
Calling it a “travesty of justice,” the lawyer says that the judge was absolutely unfair in handing Meek such a punishment without proper reasoning. He also claims that the Judge wanted Meek to quit Roc Nation and sign with a friend of hers for a management deal. She also reportedly made a request that Meek re-record Boyz II Men’s song ‘On Bended Knee’ which he tributes to her and mentions her by name in the song. Calling it an “infatuation” with Meek, Joe Tacopina says that he has never seen such a case like that in his long legal career. Listen to the full interview below.