On November 6, Meek Mill (born Robert Rihmeek Williams) was sentenced to two-to-four years in prison following a judge’s ruling that he violated his probation. On November 15, his lawyers filed a motion to appeal the sentencing. The next day, they filed another motion for the modification of his bail. Later that month, Meek’s team filed an emergency bail motion. On the 28th, the Pennsylvania Superior Court denied the motion but ordered Judge Genece Brinkley to rule on the bail petition. In a December 1 ruling, Brinkley has denied Meek Mill a bail hearing.
In her official opinion, Brinkley wrote that Meek;
“is and continues to be a danger to the community in Philadelphia, New York, Missouri, and other locations throughout the United States, he continues to be a danger to himself based upon a history of continuous use of illegal drugs, and is an increased and greater flight risk because he already has been sentenced to a term in state prison and gave false information to authorities when he was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri.”
Brinkley also questioned the validity of his clean drug tests, apparently suggesting that he could have used something to flush his system.
Meek’s lawyers have been attempting to get their client out free on bail as they appeal his two- to four-year prison sentence for a probation violation tied to a 2008 conviction on drug-and-weapon charges.
His lawyers have argued that the judge shows “enormous bias,” including acting “inappropriately” by asking Meek to drop his current management, Roc Nation, and sign with local music mogul Charlie Mack.
The lawyers have also accused Brinkley of once asking the rapper to do a remix of “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men and give her a shoutout, a request that Meek refused, possibly resulting in his stiff sentencing.
Those allegations have prompted an FBI investigation.
This latest ruling by the judge has prompted Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina to once again call out Brinkley, saying that the decision “continues her long pattern of unfair treatment” of Meek.