Meek Mill's Mother Pleads With Authorities To Help Free Son
(AllHipHop News) The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill has begged Philadelphia's District Attorney to help free her son.
Meek, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, was controversially jailed in Pennsylvania for two to four years last summer for probation violations relating to a decade old firearms case.
The 30-year-old's sentence has been heavily criticized by Meek's supporters, who include fellow rapper Jay-Z.
Ahead of a criminal justice panel at the University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium in Philadelphia on Tuesday his mother Kathy Williams held a news conference calling for her son to be freed, and asked the city's District Attorney (D.A.) Larry Krasner to intervene in his case.
"I'm begging the D.A. Krasner," a tearful Kathy told the Philadelphia Inquirer at the press event. "Can you please help me out?"
Meek's lawyers have appealed against the harsh punishment claiming Genece Brinkley, the judge who handed him the sentence, was biased against him.
The "Ima Boss" rapper's representatives have previously called on the D.A. to intervene, but it is the first time the hip-hop star's mother has spoken out about her son's case.
Kathy joined those who have slammed Judge Brinkley for her decision to jail her son, saying, "I don't even understand how he's been on probation for that many years. It's like he murdered somebody. He has to beg to see his son. What kind of woman does that? Is she a mother? Do she have a mother?"
Meek has spent a decade on probation for the firearm offense as it was extended in 2013 for earlier violations.
He was jailed after pleading guilty to two offenses, fighting at St. Louis International Airport in Missouri, and recklessly driving his motorcycle in New York City.
The sentence came as a surprise to many observers, as prosecutors had recommended he be spared a prison term.