Why Is Meek Mill In Jail? – Prison Sentence?

Meek Mill is in jail for violating his probation.  The Philadelphia rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison.  He was put on probation for a 2008 drug and weapons charge.  In 2008, the rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams was convicted of drug dealing and gun possession.  In May of 2017, Meek violated his probation by getting into a fight with two people at an airport in St. Louis.

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Judge Genece Brinkley says Meek Mill just “does what he wants”

Judge Genece Brinkley also cited Meek’s 2017 reckless driving arrest in New York City, explaining that she has been trying to work with the rapper since 2009 but he just “does what he wants.” The rapper also failed a drug test and travelled without approval.  He was immediately taken into custody.

Why Is Meek Mill In Jail? Prison Sentence
Why Is Meek Mill In Jail? Prison Sentence

Joe Tacopina, Meek Mill’s attorney

One of Meek Mill’s attorneys, Joe Tacopina, claims that the judge has a vendetta against the rapper.  Meek’s prison sentence was surprising because the prosecutor recommended no jail time.  The judge explained that the prosecutor is new to the case to understand that Meek thinks he’s above the law.

Tacopina reveals that in 2016, Judge Brinkley suggested for Meek to record a remix to Boyz II Men’s song “On Bended Knee.” The judge told Meek to mention her in the song but the rapper refused and the judge responded, “Okay, suit yourself.”

Jay Z calls sentence “unjust and heavy handed”

Jay Z has been a fan of Meek Mill for a very long time.  Earlier this year, Kanye West called Jay Z out for making it difficult for him to work with Drake because of Drake’s beef with Meek.  
Jay doesn’t share too many social media updates but after hearing about Meek’s sentence, Jay posted a note on Facebook explaining that the sentence was heavy handed and went against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer.

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