Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill might have an upperhand in getting his hefty prison sentence appealed. New reports claim Meek’s attorney believes a personal vendetta ultimately determined his client’s fate.

According to Meek lawyer Joe Tacopina, the judge’s sentence stems from a past song request.

According to Tacopina, Meek and 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.” (TMZ)

New York rapper Casanova 2x has publicly flexed his support for Meek amid his 2 to 4-year prison sentence.

“F*ck wrong with you n*ggas? Y’all n*ggas saying ‘Free Meek’ but y’all really ain’t f*cking with him. I f*ck with Meek, n*gga. Meek was one of the first n*ggas that gave me that thing, n*gga. Free Meek! I’ma say it every motherf*cking time, n*gga! Free Tax! I’ma say that every motherf*cking time, n*gga! Free 8Ball. I’ma say that every motherf*cking time, n*gga! Free Ja! I’ma say it every motherf*cking time. Free my brother! I’ma say it every motherf*cking time. Free Snipe! I been saying free this n*gga for 10 years and it’s still Free Cash and he’s here. F*ck is wrong with you n*ggas?”

FREE THE REAL 😤

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This week, music mogul JAY-Z, Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart showed their support for Meek.

#JayZ, #SnoopDogg and #KevinHart share their support for #MeekMill

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Yesterday, a report emerged about Meek landing the hefty sentence after appearing in a Philadelphia courtroom.

Meek was in a Philadelphia court Monday when the judge ruled he’d violated probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case by getting busted for a St. Louis airport fight … and his reckless driving arrest in NYC. Even though both cases were dropped, the judge said the arrests alone were violations — and reportedly gave him 2 to 4 years in prison. (TMZ)