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Meek Mill is celebrating his legal victory with a new music video for “Fall Thru.”
The Maybach Music Group rapper received some good news yesterday when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Judge Genece Brinkley should make a ruling on his bail application. The video starts out with Meek Mill calling up his girl and telling her to “Fall Thru” when she is done working. The MC then take us on a trip down memory lane from when he and his ride or die chick just met.
“I was locked up, I remember when I hit you / Used to write me back every letter that I sent you / You wasn’t my girl but you used to pretend to / When I came home, let me beat it instrumental / Lame left you scarred so I had to reinvent you,” Meek raps. Some fans thinks that he is rapping about his now ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj.
There is also a scene where Meek Mill popped a wheelie before pulling up to see his girl. Earlier this year he was arrested in New York City for popping a wheelie in the street and that formed part of his now legal troubles involving probation violation that he is serving 2-4 years in prison for. At the end of the video #Justice4Meek came onto the screen.
Meek Mill is currently fighting for his freedom midst a shocking 4 years prison sentence for probation violation. The judge in his probation case, Genece Brinkley, has been under heavy criticisms from all quarters of the country since handing down the sentencing earlier this month. Just this week, Civil Rights Activist Reverend Al Sharpton and rap legend JAY-Z spoke out about the unjust system of mass incarceration of young African American males. Despite the prison term, Meek is remaining positive, his representatives said. Comment on the video below.
Meek Mill was relieved from solitary confinement but his planned bail hearing was revoked.
Earlier this week, Meek Mill’s attorney filed legal docs asking for the rapper to be taken out of solitary confinement and place with the general population of the local state prison he is being housed. In his legal docs, the rapper argued that he is in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day and that can be detrimental his human psyche and bad for his creativity and active lifestyle. Authorities say they put him there to protect him from the rest of the prison inmates, but Meek says that he will be respected because of his celebrity status and his work in the community.
Meek Mill was moved subsequently moved to another prison all entirely, TMZ reported. In that undisclosed prison, he was placed with the general population so that he can workout and exercise his creativity (writing music). The Philly rapper also has his own cell so he is not sharing a cell with another inmate who would want to do him harm. In that prison, Meek will also be assigned a job to do that usually pats gun 19 cents an hour. That job can be something like cleaning prison cells and cooking in the kitchen.
Meek Mill bail hearing canceled done in error.
The Dreamchasers rapper is now disappointed that his planned bail hearing has been canceled because it was done in error. On Friday, news surfaced online that Meek Mill will be in front of Judge Genece Brinkley for a bail hearing set for November 27.
According to Billboard, the bail hearing was “canceled due to an administrative error.” Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, confirmed late yesterday that the bail hearing has been canceled, but there is no word yet on when or if he will get another bail hearing. Tocopina has filed a motion to have Judge Brinkley recused from further ruling on the case and he wants his client’s probation revoked and for him to be released from prison.
The Philadelphia District Attorney supports the bail motion and also recommended no jail time for the rapper in the first place, but the judge ignored that recommendation and handed down a 2-4 years prison sentence.
Meek Mill probation violation case gets more bizarre the more we learn about it.
Not only is the judge under investigation for corruption, but she also gave the rapper the okay to do business with a convicted felon, Charlie Mack, TMZ reported. Under the rules of his probation, Meek Mill cannot be around or do business with anyone who has been convicted of a crime. This means that judge Genece Brinkley broke protocol when she allowed the Philly rapper to do business with Mack who pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine back in 1997. He was sentenced to five years for the crime.
Thee are some reports claiming that Justice Brinkley tried to pressure Meek Mill to leave Roc Nation and sign with Charlie Mack as his manager. The rapper refused and she told him to “suit yourself.” The FBI is currently investigating whether or not she used her position of power to steer business towards Mack. Some excerpts from the January 2014 transcript revealed that Meek’s attorney at the time, Gary Silver, and prosecutor Noel DeSantis, going back and forth about the terms of his probation and whether or not he should be around convicted felons.
In the end, it was agreed upon and Meek signed parole documents that he cannot be around anyone who is convicted. But the judge made this one exception for him to do business with Charlie Mack. “Your Honor, [Meek]’s not supposed to be around anyone who is under supervision and be around known felons,” prosecutor Noel DeSantis said in court. “Your Honor made an exception back in the day with the management to Mr. Mac. That was the only exception that you made.”
Last week, Judge Genece Brinkley ruled that Meek Mill violated his probation this year when he was arrested twice. She sentenced him to serve 2-4 years in a state prison. The harsh sentence angered many of Meek’s supporters including some of his celebrity peers like Kevin Hart and JAY-Z.
Meek Mill Considering Applying for Pardon.
This might be a long shot, but Meek Mill and his attorneys are considering applying for a pardon to the governor of Pennsylvania. The judge is under corruption scrutiny but that may not help him get out of jail anytime soon, as far as we see it, he may end up spending the next 2-4 years behind bars.
There is no guarantee that he will even get an approval for a pardon before his sentence ends since it can take up to three years just to get approval. There is currently a petition calling for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to take a look at Meek Mill’s case and pardon him. The petition already has 300,000 plus signatures but there is one problem. The governor’s office is saying that he does not have the pardoning power to overrule the judge in the case.