Judge ignores recommendation, sends Meek Mill to prison

Meek Mill's Lawyer Claims Judge Asked Rapper To Leave Roc Nation & Sign With Her Friend

Rapper Meek Mill's attorney says judge's 'personal bias' led to a 'ridiculous' 2-4 year prison sentence

This year, he was arrested for reckless driving in NY and assault in St. Louis.

On Wednesday (08Nov17), the rapper checked into an undisclosed prison to begin serving his sentence.

Speaking on the matter, Governor Wolf echoes JAY-Z's sentiments, saying Meek's punishment is harsh and unjust.

Tacopina also said that Brinkley at one point asked Mill to leave his Roc Nation management and return to his former Philadelphia-based manager Charlie Mack, who Tacopina said is a friend of Brinkley's. The rapper assailed the sentence on Facebook late Monday, and Tuesday spoke out about it during his concert in Dallas.

Brinkley has overseen Mill's case for a decade, since he was arrested at age 19 on drug and gun counts, and has encouraged him to pursue his artistic career while periodically locking him up for violating the terms of his probation.

The report said the sentence triggered audible gasps, with prosecutors not having recommended any prison time.

"I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court", Brinkley told Mill, according to local newspaper site philly.com.

Along with many on Twitter, JAY-Z and T.I. have also slammed the judge's ruling. Mill's attorney, Joe Tacopina, told Business Insider that his team will appeal what he called a "ridiculous" sentence. In October, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving after he was arrested following the surfacing of a video that showed him doing wheelies on a dirt bike in Manhattan.

Once the rapper's in prison, 'I'll be done with you, ' the judge added.

The 30-year-old rapper has been remanded in custody and will serve at least 24 months, up to 48 months, in a state prison for violating the probation from his drug and weapons case back in 2009. However, this history and her awareness of his celebrity is why his lawyer says things were unfair and handled inappropriately.

Tacopina's allegations referred to an in-chambers meeting during an earlier probation violation hearing, on February 5, 2016, that was requested by Mill and his then-attorney Frank DeSimone.

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