Meek Mill‘s recent probation violation case that landed the Philadelphia star two to four years in jail this week has taken a new turn. According to Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, that the judge in the case, Genece Brinkley, has some manner of weird obsession with the MMG rapper and allegedly asked him to drop his management contract with Roc Nation to join the camp of the judge’s associate.
Billboard: What were your initial thoughts after Judge Brinkley revealed Meek’s sentencing on Monday?
Tacopina: It was an enormously grave mischaracter of justice. A really despicable version of what the justice system is supposed to be. There’s three people in the court room besides the defendant: The prosecutors, the district attorney — who’s in charge of enforcing laws and handing out punishments — [and] the probation officer who’s in charge with enforcing people who are on probation making sure that they apply with the law and when they don’t, recommending punishment.
Then, there’s a judge that’s supposed to be a fair, neutral arbitrator and oversee. Both the probation officer and the district attorney recommended no incarceration for these violations. No incarceration. But this judge excoriated both of them, challenged their credibility and overrode both law enforcement agencies recommendations and went from zero to two to four years, which shows that she clearly had a personal vendetta against this guy [Mill].
But when you look at all the other facts, like a judge crossing the line of professionalism and traditional conduct, [who] will make the request that Meek Mill re-record a famous Philadelphia pop band, Boyz II Men’s song “On Bended Knee,” where he concludes with a tribute to her and mentions her by name in the song. And he, of course, was laughing and thought it was a joke, she said, “I’m serious.” He refused to do that.
So, that, right there, was a totally an inappropriate request. When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation — which is one of the most important management companies in the world — and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she’s doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest.
If true, could this help lessen the sentence levied upon Meek Mill, especially since prosecution in the case didn’t intend to pursue the matter with this manner of ferocity?
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