Meek Mill will be sitting in a prison cell for a while longer after his request for bail was denied.
Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley explained her decision to keep Meek in jail in a 48-page opinion filed Thursday. In addition to saying she wouldn’t remove herself in Meek’s case, she said she found sufficient evidence that he had violated his probation and that the prison sentence of two to four years on him wasn’t excessive.
Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, accused Brinkley of requesting Meek to record a version of a Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee,” and give a “shout-out” to her.
Brinkley denied Tacopina’s claims.
“This bald allegation has no basis in reality. There is zero evidence to support this claim,” she wrote. “The court has repeatedly told Defendant that he cannot demand special treatment just because he has chosen to be an entertainer.”
Philadelphia prosecutors have reportedly stated they were not opposed to Meek’s release on bail after it was revealed a dirt cop arrested Meek 10 years ago.
Reggie Graham, the reported lone witness at Meek’s trial in 2008, was accused by an ex-cop of lying about the details surrounding the Dream Chaser’s arrest.
Despite this revelation, Brinkley has not budged on her stance.