On November 6, Meek Mill, 30, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for a probation violation (he got into a fight at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in March 2017). The rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek William, had been on probation since he was 21 years old after being convicted on gun and drug charges. There has been national outrage over Meek’s imprisonment, with celebrities like Colin Kaepernick, Rick Ross, Drake, NBA legend Julius Erving and many more speaking out in support of the rapper.
During yesterday’s press conference, Meek Mill’s mother begged through tears, “I’m begging the DA Krasner… Can you please help me out?” She also said, “I don’t even understand how he’s been on probation for that many years. It’s like he murdered somebody… He has to beg to see his son. What kind of woman does that? Is she a mother? Do she have a mother?” The woman she is referring to is Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley. The judge, who happens to be a Black woman, has been heavily criticized for her handling of the case. She has also been accused of extorting Meek for personal favors—she reportedly wanted him to make a song in honor of her, and when the rapper declined, he received a harsher sentence. Judge Brinkley has denied all allegations and hired a lawyer to defend herself against the accusations.
See the video below of Meek’s mother.
Meek Mill also called in to the press conference, saying, “I appreciate all the love and all the support from the people from Philadelphia, all over the world. The people that have been showing support. I think it’s about time Pennsylvania had this type of light shined on the system, because I’m actually caught up in the system, not just me myself. Me and a bunch of other young men and older men and you know, it’s kind of hard to get out of.” See below:
Hopefully, Meek Mill gets justice soon.
The Life & Times Of Meek Mill (Photo Gallery)
1. RapCaviar LiveSource:Getty 1 of 25
2. Meek Mill 'Wins & Losses' Album Release PartySource:Getty 2 of 25
3. Medusa's 1 Year Anniversary Celebration Hosted By Meek MillSource:Getty 3 of 25
4. Meek Mill 'Wins & Losses' Album Release PartySource:Getty 4 of 25
5. MMG Weekend's The #BIGGEST Pool PartySource:Getty 5 of 25
6. Meek Mill Hosts Album Release PartySource:Getty 6 of 25
7. Golden State Warriors v Philadelphia 76ersSource:Getty 7 of 25
8. Super Bowl LI PartiesSource:Getty 8 of 25
9. #CM9 Release ConcertSource:Getty 9 of 25
10. New Year's Eve Pre-party With Meek MillSource:Getty 10 of 25
11. Birthday Bash Weekend Grand Finale Hosted by Meek MillSource:Getty 11 of 25
12. Meek MillSource:jkruz 12 of 25
13. 2016 MTV Video Music Awards - ArrivalsSource:Getty 13 of 25
14. Rockie Fresh 'Electric Highway' Release PartySource:Getty 14 of 25
15. The Meek Mill Pop Up Store ExperienceSource:Getty 15 of 25
16. Celebrities arrive to the Tidal X 10/20 show in BrooklynSource:Getty 16 of 25
17. Meek Mill,Source:Getty 17 of 25
18. 2015 BET Awards - ShowSource:Getty 18 of 25
19. Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and Meek Mill Perform At The Verizon Wireless AmphitheatreSource:Getty 19 of 25
20. Meek Mill Album 2015Source:Label 20 of 25
21. The Dreamchaser Tour Featuring Meek MillSource:Getty 21 of 25
22. BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 - Audience and ShowSource:Getty 22 of 25
23. Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash 19 - ShowSource:Getty 23 of 25
24. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill at Fight Night, Las Vegas day partySource:Getty 24 of 25
25. Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block ShowSource:Getty 25 of 25
Meek Mill’s Mother Breaks Down In Tears And Begs The District Attorney To Resolve His Case was originally published on newsone.com