Rumors are swirling over the net that Meek Mill is set to be released from prison this Monday.
Fans and media personalities have taken to social media to announce Meek’s return to the streets:
MEEK MILL COMING HOME B!!!
— AKA DAMSON (@Damboss) April 12, 2018
MEEK MILL IS ABOUT TO BE A FREE MAN🌊🙏 pic.twitter.com/Nh4TDAoUwg
— Own The Wave 🌊 (@OwnTheWave) April 12, 2018
— Danny #DSBG Miles (@DLMiles3) April 12, 2018
He is free!!!!!!!!
— THAT RICH UBER GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (@bunshy_montana) April 12, 2018
FREE MEEK MILL MONDAY!!!
— Clean Jersey Hut (@CleanJerseyHut) April 12, 2018
— 69 DEVYNE (@MOTSBurnett) April 12, 2018
HE’S COMING HOME!!!! Meek Mill will be released this Monday after court hearing. pic.twitter.com/nsiDLTBS0u
— Hip-Hop On The Wire (@HipHopOnTheWire) April 12, 2018
Meek Mill is finally being released 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— JoshMonger (@joshua_sulli) April 12, 2018
Lol nah we’ll trade you for Meek Mill https://t.co/x8W51E3CiK
— Mood (@md_shukry) April 12, 2018
Meek Mill home soon
— Tha Prickly Comedian (@dollardarko) April 12, 2018
Unfortunately, these rumors are false. Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, confirmed these rumors are false.
“As far as I know there is no truth to those reports,” Tacopina told PhillyVoice in an email.
Meek Mill was recently denied bail earlier this month.
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.
Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating his probation in early November.
Brinkley cited her reasoning was due to the Philly rapper being a “danger to the community.”
Meek’s probation violations came as a result of his involvement in a fight at a St. Louis airport in March, and recklessly driving his motorcycle in New York City.
Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina told TMZ the Dreamchaser was ordered to complete community service to have his St. Louis airport case dismissed. Meek performed his community service at Philadelphia’s Veterans Association.
Meek took a deal that will get the reckless driving charge expunged from his record if he can go six months without getting arrested again, TMZ reports. He also had to perform 30 hours of community service.
Meek Mill spent nearly five months in prison in 2014 for violating his probation. He was freed in December 2014 a month ahead of his expected Jan. 11, 2015 release date.