Popular rapper Meek Mill is reportedly going to be a free man very soon, according to new reports.
Meek Mill has been in prison for five months for what his presiding judge calls a probation violation, but controversy has surrounded his case ever since he was first sentenced.
Back on November 6, 2017, Meek Mill — whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams — was sentenced for two to four years of prison time for violating the terms of his probation. Meek Mill had been on probation for a 2008 drug and gun charge.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley claims Meek Mill violated his probation terms and failed a drug test but the story goes beyond a simple violation of law.
Meek Mills lawyer claims that Judge Genece Brinkley is “enamored with” the rapper. “She showed up at his community service for the homeless people. She showed up and sat at the table. Shes a judge. You could pull any judge in America and ask them how many times theyve showed up at a community service for a probation and the answer is zero.”
Mills lawyer, Joe Tacopina, claims his probation officer cleared Meek Mill for the trip that Judge Brinkley claims violated of his probational terms. Tacopina also claims the judge requested that Meek Mill re-record one of his songs so it “concludes with a tribute to her and mentions her by name in the song.”
When Meek Mill refused to do this, it set her off.
“From 2008 — this thing was supposed to be over since 2013,” Tacopina told Billboard in November. “Were going to 2018. She keeps extending the probation, extending the probation for technical violation because she wants her thumb over this guy. Shes enamored with him.”
The perceived injustice led to a worldwide movement called #FreeMeek, where fans demanded Meek Mill get released from prison immediately. Many high profile athletes and artists got involved in the movement, as well as Pennsylvanias governor and Philadelphias mayor.
So Tuesday, it looks like the rapper will be a free man once again. Meeks lawyer Brian McMonagle confirmed to CBS that hes on his way to pick him up from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court demanded his immediate release.
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