Meek Mill's Lawyer Suggests A Boyz II Men Song Led To Harsh Probation Violation Sentence
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Many people were surprised that a Philadelphia judge sentenced Meek Mill to 2 to 4 years in prison for probation violations. The rapper's lawyer is now implying a Boyz II Men song played a role in his client being imprisoned again.
[Attorney Joe] 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."
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley ruled the 30-year-old entertainer violated his parole based on a failed drug test, failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel, and two arrests that were later downgraded.
“I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court,” Brinkley told Meek.
"I may have made a mistake but I never had the intention of disrespecting you," he responded.
A prosecutor recommended Mill not be sent back to prison, stating Meek had not taken drugs since January and has grown as a person since the original weapon and drug case in 2008.
Meek Mill's legal team believe Judge Brinkley showed a clear bias against the Wins & Losses album creator. They vow to appeal the court's decision.