Rick Ross, Julius Erving & Others Rally for Meek Mill in Philadelphia

Rally For Meek Mill To Be Held Today At Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center

Mill, who was on probation for a 2008 gun charge for which he already served two years in prison, was sentenced to two to four more years in prison after Judge Genece E. Brinkley found he violated his probation after two arrests earlier this year on misdemeanor charges, which were later dropped.

He criticized Brinkley for extending Mill's initial five-year probation sentence following various violations. Brinkley did not respond to questions about the case and Meek's lawyer Joe Tacopina said, "That is something that I absolutely do not have the ability to comment on".

While Meek isn't ideal - his probation stems from a 2008 gun and drug charge (which he served a year for) - when it comes down to it, a 30-year-old father is going to be spending significant time behind bars due to two separate offenses that were both previously dropped.

On Monday evening (Nov. 13), Meek Mill supporters, athletes, and peers flocked to the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia to protest the embattled rapper's recent sentencing.

"The sentence handed down by the judge - against the recommendation of the assistant district attorney and probation officer - is unjust and heavy-handed", Jay Z said in a statement provided to CNN.

"She's enamored with him", Tacopina tells Billboard. "We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career".




Tacopina said Mill laughed off the request and told Brinkley: "I can't do that".

If you want to do something to help, go to Change.org and petition for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reconsider Meek's sentence.

"Brinkley replied, "'OK, suit yourself, '" according to Tacopina.

According to TMZ, Judge Genece Brinkley is reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for possible relationships she might have in Philadelphia including one with a local music mogul, Charlie Mack, whom Meek worked with early in his career, she allegedly asked Meek to sign with. Mack denied that claim to the Post. Meek's lawyers claim that the judge asked Mill to leave Roc Nation to sign with Mack.

Mack was among about 50 persons to offer support to Mill during an August 18, 2014, probation violation hearing before Brinkley. He added that he also is filing a motion asking that the transcript of the disputed private meeting be unsealed and made public.

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