Earlier this week, Meek Mill was given up to 4 years sentence for probation violation, a ruling that shocked everyone including the prosecutor and his probation officer who both recommended no prison time. The name of the prison where the rapper will be serving his time is not yet known but he will be doing time in a state prison. Meek’s mugshot went viral on social media today for his beard and wide-eyed look.
Meek Mill’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, called out the judge calling her bias while claiming that she was motivated by a vendetta against the rapper to hand down the heavy-handed sentence. Joe Tacopina also revealed that he will be appealing the sentence. According to the lawyer, Meek and the judge are from the same section of Philly and during a meeting last year, the same judge asked the rapper to do a remake of Boyz II Men’s classic “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out. The Dreamchasers rapper refused and the judge responded saying “suit yourself.”
Meek Mill has been getting some support from his celebrity peers including JAY-Z, Kevin Hart, and T.I. Some of his fans have also launched a petition asking the state’s governor to overturn the sentence.