Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison for violating probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case, when he got arrested in a St. Louis airport for getting into a fight with an airport employee.
Today, one of the troubled rapper’s attorneys, Joe Tacopina, told TMZ that Meek is only behind bars because the judge has a long standing vendetta against him.
Tacopina also claimed that the Judge who is from the same part of Philadelphia with Meek, could have purposely sent him to jail because he failed to do a remake of Boyz II Men’s, “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out.
Read TMZ full report below.
Meek was sentenced to 2 to 4 years for violating probation, but one of his attorneys, Joe Tacopina, tells TMZ … even prosecutors had recommended no jail time.
According to Tacopina, Meek and the the judge are from the same part of Philly and know some of the same people.
Tacopina says the judge suggested to Meek — during a meeting in chambers last year — he do a remake of Boyz II Men’s, “On Bended Knee” … and give her, the judge, a shout-out. Meek thought she was kidding and laughed.
Tacopina claims she said, “I’m not kidding,” and when Meek refused to do it, she replied … “Okay, suit yourself.”
Meek’s lawyer believes the judge showed clear bias with her stiff sentence, and says they plan to appeal.
Not enough to make her throw him behind bars, is it?
Anyway, another person who thinks the decision to put Meek behind bars is his friend and fellow rapper Jay Z.
In a statement, he wrote:
The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer — is unjust and heavy handed. We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.
Meek Mill is signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation.