Meek Mill's Lawyer Responds To Nicki Minaj's Comments About Controversial Judge
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(AllHipHop News) During a recent interview with Beats 1 Radio's Zane Lowe, Nicki Minaj was asked about Meek Mill's ongoing legal drama. She answered by refusing to criticize the questionable judge in the case.
Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley faced heavy critiques for the handling of the decade-long situation. Her decision to sentence the Philadelphia rapper to 2-4 years in prison for probation violations has been called excessive, and Meek's legal team accused Brinkley of asking him to remake a Boyz II Men song featuring a shout-out to her in the lyrics.
Nicki was supposedly in a closed-door meeting when Brinkley made the odd music request, but the Young Money artist did not back up her ex-boyfriend during the conversation with Lowe. Instead, Minaj stated, "The judge in question did everything I asked of her, so I can't bad mouth her 'cause I met her personally and I know what she said to us and [Meek] knows that."
Joe Tacopina, Meek Mill's current attorney, was a guest on The Breakfast Club this week. The lawyer responded to Nicki's somewhat supportive comments about Judge Brinkley.
"There were five witnesses who were there when Meek and Nicki came out of chambers. They immediately huddled up and both of them told the story to these five witnesses about what happened," said Tacopina. "Nicki, right now, is in a different spot with Meek, as you all know... So her motivations and her agendas, right now, are really not of my concern. If need to be proven, we can prove anything we say."
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office supports Meek Mill being released from prison following the revelation the original arresting officer was on a D.A.'s list of known corrupt cops. However, Judge Brinkley denied hearing immediate arguments about releasing the 30-year-old on bail and scheduled another hearing for June.
"I try not to do too much negative speaking on [Brinkley] because my life is in her hands, but I think people could see that was a little crazy," Mill told CNN's Don Lemon about the court delay. "If the D.A.'s offering that I get bail, offering that I get a new trial, I think 60 days is a little outrageous."