A lawyer for Meek Mill says the rapper’s prison sentence will be appealed due to the judge who sentenced Meek having a personal vendetta against his client.
Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina told Billboard that Judge Genece Brinkley has an “infatuation” with the rapper, and once requested he cover a Boyz II Men song and include a shout-out to her.
According to Tacopina Brinkley once asked the rapper, 30, to re-record the Boyz II Men song “On Bended Knee,” and conclude the track with a tribute to her.
“He, of course, was laughing and thought it was a joke. She said, ‘I’m serious.’ He refused to do that,” he said.
“She’s enamored with him,” Tacopina said. “It’s an infatuation, it’s some sort of obsession. Meek made it out of his community and became a true superstar and maybe she wants to have certain control of him. Maybe she’s jealous of him. Maybe she felt scorned that he didn’t add her in a song that she may have requested for. I don’t know.”
“She showed up and sat at the table. She’s a judge. You could pull any judge in America and ask them how many times they’ve showed up at a community service for a probation and the answer is zero,” he said. “We’re going to appeal. We’re going to appeal until this gets rectified and it will get rectified. I’m sure of that.”
Meek was arrested twice this year while on probation for charges stemming from a drug and weapons case. He was originally arrested in 2008, and spent eight months in prison following a drug dealing and gun possession conviction.