Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Meek Mill to serve 2-4 years in federal prison for violating probation, citing a failed drug test and failure to comply with a court order as reasons for his sentencing. Now, Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina is appealing the decision and claiming she had a personal vendetta against the Philly rapper.
According to Tacopina, the judge asked Meek to leave Roc Nation management and sign with a local manager, one of which she had a personal relationship with.
He also said that the judge requested he recorded a cover of Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” and shouted her out, that Brinkley pulled up on him while he was doing community service and sat a nearby table, as well as other instances where she crossed the line of professionalism.
Tacopina also talked about how Meek is doing mentally right now and what they’re planning to do to fight the recent sentencing.
You’ve been open in regards to Judge Brinkley having a certain prejudice against Meek and his star power. In what other ways besides the Boyz II Men incident do you believe that she’s been trying to capitalize off his status to raise her own?
Well, 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. Why did she show up at a community service? What judge has ever showed up at a community service to watch whether somebody is doing something, community service or not. Why did she ask that her friend be his manager and not Roc Nation? That lacks appropriateness of a judge. You can’t do that as a judge, but she did it.