Meek Mill Enters Prison, Attorney Says Judge Has Vendetta Against Him


Meek - whose real name is Robert Williams - was arrested twice, once for a fight at St. Louis airport, and for reckless driving in New York City, which broke the conditions of his probation.

Mill, whose most recent album "Wins and Losses" reached number three on the USA album chart this year, was sentenced over a case dating from when the 30-year-old was a teenager. T.I. and Nipsey Hussle left encouraging messages for Meek suggesting that he remain positive, while JAY-Z was critical of Brinkley's decision, dubbing it "unjust and heavy handed" in a Facebook post.

Meek Mill is seen after being sent to prison for probation violations.

Although the charges have since been dropped, the incidents led to this latest court date to review his probation.

The sentence rounded out a roughly decade-long back and forth between the 30-year-old musician and Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley that has dogged Mill's career as he had been jailed and called to court multiple times on various infractions.

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On Monday, rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for failing a drug test.

Brinkley has worked with Mill since almost a decade ago, when the rapper was convicted and jailed for eight months and later placed on probation in 2008 for gun and drug charges. He also accused Meek Mill of "just thumbing your nose at me" with his repeated violations.

Mill was quoted as pleading for mercy with the judge, saying, "I'm human. Now he got to do two to four years because he got arrested being on a bike popping a f-king wheelie". Interestingly, in his statement to the judge who sentenced him, the Philly rapper revealed he was battling a Percocet addiction.

A spokesman for Tacopina, however, said he did not know if a Tacopina had filed a complaint against the judge with the state Judicial Conduct Board, or meant to.

His lawyer, Brian McMonagle, restated the prosecutor's recommendation of no prison sentence back to the judge as Mill emptied his pockets and removed jewelry from his wrists.