Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill‘s legal team might have to hit the drawing board again. New reports claim the Philadelphia judge responsible for sending him to prison for a 2-4-year sentence may not have had a personal vendetta against him.
According to reports, a court transcript doesn’t show Judge Genece Brinkley pushing to have her friend Charlie Mack hired as Meek’s manager in place of Roc Nation during a closed-doors meeting.
It was Meek’s probation officer — not the judge — who was pushing during the in-chambers hearing for Meek to embrace Mack, arguing Mack was a good influence on Meek and was turning his life around … this according to the transcript. The probation officer said, “What I like about Charlie, he is not invested in Meek Mills. He is invested in Robert Williams [Meek’s real name].” Judge Brinkley did not advocate for Mack. To the contrary, she tried distancing herself, saying she was not going to get involved in terms of who should manage or advise him. The judge said, “I don’t want the record to suggest who your management is or is not.” (TMZ)
In a weekend interview, music mogul JAY-Z spoke up on defending Meek Mill amid a four-year-prison sentence.
“Meek is a beacon. He’s a vessel. The light goes through, he brings attention to this issue because this is not the first time this has happened. Unfortunately in America this happens to black and brown people way too often. When you’re on probation, you’re on this paper, you do a crime, you do whatever time you do. Then you’re on paper. He’s been on probation for 11 years. 11 years. So, it’s almost like you’re tethered to this thing and they’re just waiting for you to do something wrong because every time you do something wrong, [Meek Mill] popped a wheelie. He was shooting a video and he popped a wheelie in the street which is a minor offense and it’s like, your kid goes to a skateboard park and skates where he wasn’t supposed to and someone gives him two years in prison. Again, Meek comes from a tough neighborhood so he’s been through his trials and tribulations we’re not sitting here professing he’s some angel but in this particular incident, the whole system has to be reworked.” (CNN)
— CNN (@CNN) January 28, 2018
A few days ago, Meek issued a statement about his Philadelphia Eagles making it to Super Bowl LII.
Statement on Eagles from rapper Meek Mill, whose "Dreams and Nightmares" has become like an anthem for the Eagles: pic.twitter.com/srCu06jBzN
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) January 25, 2018
Last week, Meek’s Instagram page and music mogul Diddy reacted to the Eagles turning up to Meek’s standout anthem.