Meek Mill's Attorney Claims Judge Has Vendetta Against the Rapper

Meek Mill's lawyer Joe Tacopina says it has to do with the rapper's refusal to remake a Boyz II Men track.

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Meek Mill performs as a surprise guest during Jay Z's set during the 2017 Budweiser Made in America festival - Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

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Meek Mill's attorney Joe Tacopina toldTMZ that the judge who sentenced the rapper to 2-4 years in prison has something against him. The lengthy sentence was still handed down even after prosecutors suggested no jail time for violating his probation. Prosecutors​ argued that Meek had grown as a person and been drug-free since January. Earlier this month, there was speculation that the Philly native could face around 20 months behind bars. Meek was on probation due to an almost decade-old gun and drug case​. 

"I've been trying to help you since 2009," Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley told Meek, citing his failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel, among other violations. "You basically thumbed your nose at me." 

Tacopina reportedly claimed that the sentence was a byproduct of Meek and the judge coming from the same part of Philly and knowing some of the same people. Meek's attorney mentioned Brinkley spoke with them in the chambers last year and suggested that the rapper do a remake of Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee" and give her a shout out. Meek laughed off the request, thinking she was messing around.  The judge then allegedly said "I'm not kidding," and when Meek refused she responded with "Okay, suit yourself." 

People took to social media to air their thoughts on the news. 

To be yung Blac and successful YOU ENEMY NUMBER 1. HOLD YO HEAD @MeekMill streets chose u💪🏽🏁

— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) November 6, 2017

Saddened, angered, and disappointed by the @MeekMill news .... really sad

— Real Late 2 Soon Come (@Rosenbergradio) November 6, 2017

How can Meek Mill get 2-4 years in prison for probation that has followed him for over a decade, but George Zimmerman is free...
Stay woke

— Amarachi Nwosu (@AmaraWorldWide) November 7, 2017

This is actually shocking. The probation violations are based on two cases that were dropped. @MeekMill #MeekMill

— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) November 6, 2017

Meek mill is going to prison for 2-4 years for violating probation. Cops walk free when they kill people ON camera. Smh 😑🤦🏿‍♂️

— 𝓙𝓙 (@__jvstxn__) November 6, 2017

Meek Mill gets 2-4 year prison term for violating probation for dropped charges but Brock Turner gets 6 months for rape. #Justice #Merica

— Jose Gutierres (@CHEvolucion) November 6, 2017

Meek's legal team says they plan to appeal the sentence.

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