Meek Mill was sentenced back in November 2017 to two to four years in prison for violating probation. He has been on probation since he was 21 years old after he had been convicted on drug and gun charges.
There has been a national outrage over the rapper’s imprisonment and lots of celebs including Rick Ross, T.I., Drake and more have spoken out to support the man.
There was a press conference just recently, and Meek’s mother Kathy Williams begged through her tears:
‘I’m begging the DA Krasner… Can you please help me out?’
— Dan Spinelli (@dspin3) March 13, 2018
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 that Meek’s mom is referring to is Judge Genece E. Brinkley – a judge who has been heavily criticized for the way that she has been handling the rapper’s case.
She has been accused by Meek’s team of lawyers of extorting Meek for personal favors – it seems that she reportedly wanted him to make a song in which he would mention her name, and he declined.
It is believed that this is the main reason for which he’s getting such a harsh sentence.
The judge denied all these allegations and also hired a lawyer to defend her.
— Eric Diep (@E_Diep) March 13, 2018
Meek Mill also called in to the press conference and here’s what he said:
‘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 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.’
We hope that Meek will get justice soon.