(AllHipHop News) Meek Mill's lawyer doubled down on his claim that the judge in the rapper's probation case made a strange request. TMZ first reported about attorney Joe Tacopina saying Judge Genece Brinkley suggested Meek remake Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee" with a shout out to her in the song.
Tacopina spoke with Power 105.1 radio host Angie Martinez. The conversation included him adding that Meek's then-girlfriend Nicki Minaj heard the judge's desire as well.
When a judge asked Meek or anybody - but in this instance, it was Meek and Nicki Minaj in the judge's chambers - asked Meek to re-record the Philadelphia group Boyz II Men's legendary song "On Bended Knee" and ask Meek to re-record it with a shout out to the judge where he would acknowledge her by name in the song. Meek and Nicki started laughing. They thought it was a joke. She looked at Meek and said, "I''m not kidding." Meek said, "I can't do that. That's not my music." Her response was, "Suit yourself." By the way, he didn't do it. Does that have anything to do with the fact she sentenced him to a sentence, that by all accounts, is unconscionable?
Meek was sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison for probation violation. Both a prosecutor and probation officer requested that the Wins & Losses performer not be imprisoned for the alleged infractions based on two dropped court cases.
In Tacopina's opinion, the judge was highly impartial in other ways too, such as reportedly asking Meek to leave Jay-Z's Roc Nation management in order to sign with a local manager that she has a personal relationship with. Meek's legal team plans on going through the appeal process and reaching out to the Pennsylvania governor's office in order to reverse the sentencing.