Philly rapper Meek Mill was sentenced yesterday to 2-4 years in prison and Hip Hop is crying foul. According to reports, not only did the prosecutor not ask for jail time, but the rapper pleaded with the judge for leniency–all for naught, because Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley sent him straight to the pokey immediately following a probation revocation hearing.
But there’s evidently more to the story. A LOT more. Judge Brinkley, according to TMZ, had asked Meek in a previous, closed-door hearing to do a cover of the Boyz II Men song, “On Bended Knee”. But Meek refused, prompting the judge to remark, “Suit yourself”. Could an old skool jam have inspired the sentimental judge to retaliate against Meek?
The judge and Meek go back a long way. She’s been handling his various criminal cases since at least 2008.
AND, the rapper and judge are reportedly from the same ‘hood–and even know some of the same homies.
This all has folks wondering if Judge Brinkley is a disgruntled fan, stan, or even a scorned groupie?
And, exactly how deep is the connection between these two after all?
Meek’s attorneys called the sentence extreme and have promised to appeal.