Meek Mill mugshot

A petition for rapper Meek Mill's release collected over 100K signatures as calls for his freedom grow louder.

The petition calls on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to release the 30-year-old rapper on probation.

Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison on Monday for consistently violating his probation following two misdemeanor arrests earlier this year.

He began serving his sentence at the state prison at Camp Hill, near Harrisburg, Pa., where he is known simply as inmate # ND8400.

Genece Brinkley Meek Mill

Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley surprised the legal community by sending the troubled rapper to prison despite recommendations of no jail-time from probation officers and Mill's attorneys.

Celebrities including rapper Jay-Z slammed the prison sentence as too harsh. In a Facebook post immediately after the decision, Jay-Z called the judge's ruling "unjust and heavy-handed."

Mill's lawyer Joe Tacopina told Billboard.com he believes the judge is smitten with the lanky rapper who dated rapstress Nicki Minaj last year.

“She’s enamored with him,” Tacopina said. “She showed up at his community service for homeless people.”

Tacopina told TMZ that the judge asked Mill to shout her out on a track.

“It’s some sort of an obsession. And when a judge says to someone, Can you re-record a song, mention my name and do a shout-out to me, and he says no? Great, now what kind of position is he in?"

Mill’s other lawyer, Brian J. McMonagle, plans to appeal the judge's ruling.

Judge Brinkley, who graduated with honors from Atlanta's Spelman College, has not commented on the whirlwind of controversy.

But a court spokesperson released a statement on her behalf, saying, “Because this matter is subject to future litigation, there will be no comment at this time.”

Brinkley has overseen Mill's case for a decade, since his arrest at age 19 on drug and weapons charges. She encouraged him to take etiquette lessons after he criticized her on social media.

Brinkley reportedly revoked his probation after he traveled out of state numerous times without her permission and his urine tested positive for the pain narcotic Percocet.

One celebrity who isn't rushing to Mill's defense is his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, who tweeted "don't drop the soap".

Photos by Rick Davis / Splash News, Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections

  • isaiit

    Does he have food on his face and in his beard?

  • Platoon

    Let the man serve his prison time in peace. Geesh

  • i troll it like i see it

    I hope the appeal works out in his favor, who's to say this judge wasn't biased? She's a woman at the end of the day and may have developed some kind of infatuation, who knows...

  • 1BlueStar

    But didn't he already violate probation one time? Which is partially how he ended up in the clink this time?? And lawd knows I hope this woman isn't a groupie, wannabe thotty judge!

  • Django the God

    That's that last chicken box before you go in.

    He didn't want to wipe off all the grease with the napkins.

  • MsPam

    Why would anyone be infatuated with Meek Mill?! These rappers act like so called thugs on the streets but as soon as they get locked up, they’re crying like itches.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Is this “ ugly people day”???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I actually read up on this cat .... Justice is served .... Bruh you right where you need to be... Js..

  • You Could Never

    Newsweek is even covering this story

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... Justice is served ...

  • free

    sounds like she been giving him too many passes, and he knows she sweet on him--or whatever--so he just feels like he can disrespect her. sometimes you gotta make your presence felt.

  • You Could Never

    At first the other day... I was like carry your ass to gel. But the more I read now yes Meek MAY have got the book thrown at him. This judge also has witnesses to her beahvior. Not just his lawyer. her ass truly may be in trouble

  • free

    so you saying that's a crumb of honey butter biscuit?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    by law... regardless ... he broke it... do the time... what can he say ....

  • MistaO

    A judge showing up at a persons community service? Naw man, that shows she does have some manner of "interest" in him. Grounds to hold immediate review, at a minimum.

  • MistaO

    Why the infatuation you reallyasking that? With all these so called educated females having babies with these same type dudes??

  • 5000BlinK

    ummmmmmm... sounds like rich folks problems with the Judicial system. Im good and Im sure if she gave him 2-4 she could have given him more depending on the case. She is a Judge and it was her decision and she made it. Now stop messing with this Judge about Meek before he be doing the MAX! If you dont understand the Justice system in America.... I suggest you research and also make sure you know the County you research because Laws vary....
    It will make you go cock eyed just knowing a Judge can give you up to 15 years for a petty crime if they wanted to....like I said yesterday, I would have done the song and gave her azz a shout out!! Never know when you gonna have to see her on her terms again. Is it fair? Maybe not ... Judge just at work doing her damn job. He the one out there violating and keep putting himself in her presence.

  • Django the God

    He trying to savor the flavors.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I actually agree with Joe Budden on this one

  • isaiit

    #DEAD Im so wrong cause I was thinking they let him have one last meal of whatever he wanted before "going away"

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • 5000BlinK

    Not really... He has a platform and is influential to people in her district. I would take it easy if the Judge showed up at my charity event. She want to have his back but he seems to have the typical (police azz bytch ) mindset. She see potential in him and dont want him to waste it.

  • imright
  • imright

    stfu

  • Trey

    None of them fools that signed the petition voted

  • Trey

    They not mentioning the numerous run-ins with the law

  • 5000BlinK

    Im with ya jenie....Trust me...The judge didnt do anything that she doesnt do on a daily basis. He showed back up in her courtroom....She didnt go looking for him

  • imright

    i feel like Meek fcked & ducked some1 in her family or smthn...

  • You Could Never

    I still lean towards this too J. Bc hell his ass a dummy. We all know how probation works out here.

  • 5000BlinK

    Giggling

  • the guest

    The judge is clearly biased.

    A ten year judicial connection and outside court personal interactions is judicially inappropriate.

    Showing up at his community service is an extreme personal interest for a judge being that judges are extremely time burdened. His lawyers should have been requested her recusal.

    Judges are human beings and are known to operate out of personal interests, bias and vindictiveness. The levels of Meek's offenses justified a warning or community service not prison.

    #freemeekmill

  • Django the God

    He got a philly cheesestake everything no hots, and a chicken box.

    With two grape sodas.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Meanwhile, Maraj the child molester is about to be acquitted.

    The court system here is so corrupt. It’s all about the $$$

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    what???!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • You Could Never

    Another issue I have...if she had done this awhile ago..asking about the song (was last year) and going up to his comm. service...why the hell his lawyer didnt petition THEN to have his case heard by another judge?

    Another red flag...why the fukk his attorney agree to TEN YEARS on paperwork? That is a long ass time to be expected to be on the straight and narrow.

    Meek needs a new legal team. His sucks majorly. All of this could have been avoided if he didnt use Legal Aid quality ass representation.

  • MsPam

    This woman is sixty-one years old.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Wow, so now there are petitions for people who break the law? Did anyone read that it said he CONSISTENTLY violated probation or was that overlooked?

  • You Could Never

    Ole hoes need dick too.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Dowoop

    While i agree the sentence was too harsh, he shouldn't just get to go home. He clearly has no regard for the law. Its not like he didn't know he was on probation. Conduct yourself accordingly. 99% of the time you hold your future in your hands. Sometimes shit happens and you dont but this wasn't the case.

  • Dowoop

    Thats what im saying. Id understand a petition for reduced time but not go free.

  • isaiit

    It's the Beanie Sigel diet...Cheese Steak, that ooooooweeee, and the two grape sodas to wash it down

  • You Could Never

    This

  • Mystique

    Did he violate the terms of his probation? Yes. Case closed.

  • Dowoop

    or her.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Before receiving probation wasn't he looking at 6 years or something? If so, this is not a harsh sentence. Judges usually don't take light to people who violate probation or parole.

  • isaiit
  • Dowoop

    What did he say? He usually talks so much garbage that i dont follow.

  • Dowoop

    Then he should count himself lucky he didnt have to go back and do the 6 yrs he missed.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Right? He has had several breaks up until this point.

  • AListDiva29

    This is why some ppl will never mature and learn from their mistakes- always ppl sticking up for them when they do wrong! It doesn't seem he learned from his mistakes, and felt he was above the law becuz of his celebrity status!

  • Mystique

    It is messed up to see a brother get locked up. Just a while ago he was on top of the world shooting music videos and dating a successful female rapper. Now, he's wearing an orange jumpsuit and no longer in control of his life. It's a shame.

  • You Could Never

    And not no damn #FreeMeekMil. But his case should indeed be re-heard judicially.

    Some of Yall on some bullshit.

    Much as I love Radric Davis, (to death. Thats my male bff in my head) my ass was not on no damn Free Guwop

  • You Could Never

    I hate Joey

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Is there a petition to keep him in prison? I'll sign that one.

  • Elevated Soul

    I can't begin to understand people who feel they should cape for celebrities...If this was Meek up the street,these people wouldn't give a d@mn about this fool.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    (Paraphrasing...he said) For the culture he hates that meek has to go, because he's a fan. He stated Meek's music is going to be missed...but for the people, he says, “We can’t continue to say that we have a problem with harsh judges and harsh sentencing if we as a people will do nothing about it,” .."because Black men know about the biases of the legal system and that they are constantly being surveilled, Meek should know better"

  • 5000BlinK

    Now had he beat Safaree down or one of his weed carriers shot Safaree... Yall folks hollering free Meek would be the same ones asking why the SAME Judge who have had to make decisions about his actions since the age of 19 didnt see it coming and why she never gave him some time to make him think about the moves he make... Yall cant have it both ways

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    We teach our kids about bad choices and personal responsibility, right?
    This is on him. If he wasn't dealing drugs or carrying illegal weapons he wouldn't be in this situation.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Im sorry i missed the lead in where Joe said, It's a shame that Meek's story was trending within the black community more than news of our local elections...then he went on to say what he said about Harsh judges and black men

  • You Could Never

    Ok. Garsh. I can't stand him but I agree lol

  • 5000BlinK

    Kona #giggles

  • 5000BlinK

    NOPE... please dont even think about having someone else view the case because they would probably suggest more time. She is trying to be helpful... I do believe

  • Dowoop

    I will give him that one. Its not impossible. There are plenty of people who go through their probation without a hitch.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Tuh...all FACTS.

  • Bossy704

    After the trash he talked about Nicki (and I'm not even a fan of hers) I do not care about this Ninja. Put him under the jail. Only liked the song he did with Drake. Meek has been lame, but after being unnecessarily disrespectful to Nicki he can kick rocks. She was a blessing to him, he was never on her level. Glad she is with Nas now. Hopefully he will put her on to some better music. I'm excited.

  • OvertheMississippi

    This how "we" advocate for our people huh? GTFOWTBS!

  • 5000BlinK

    Yeap, because I knew someone that was on paper for 9 years.. violated and went back and did 9 years day for day... Him being a celebrity actually helped him a little

  • Renee26

    Lol she tweeted don't drop the soap....was she referring to her nasty azz brother or her ex

  • Lady_Elle

    I want to sign the petition to change the charge to STUPIDITY.... and send him to jail!
    I bet he will smarten up with a quickness!

  • SpiceGirl

    Good luck with that...that there is a common wealth state....

  • OvertheMississippi

    Bet they didn't sign with their government names though. Run them for warrants, your judgeship!!

  • 5000BlinK

    Im a little upset that Jay Z was so vocal on this. Im like negro enjoy yo bread and shut up. We dont need the DOJ coming for you and Bey

  • Lady_Elle

    I thought the same...

  • TheOwley

    Yes yes we can all agree he deserves just punishment for parole violation but 2-4 was excessive. I don't care who the person is, it was excessive. And I specially don't care if they are a celebrity because I'm tired of that special treatment they get. I'm looking at what he did, not his his jerky personality which is irrelevant. They need to review her sentencing. I'm good with one year.

  • Lady_Elle

    Yessssssssssssss!

  • TheOwley

    Did he do time for stabbing someone?

  • 5000BlinK

    Im sure the list look like this

    Bookie j.
    Tyrese Smith
    luvmesumBey
    Taxtime Rockafella
    Shawtythickwitit
    Quincy Jones
    mybottomapple
    Southernpeach
    Ganggang

  • TheOwley

    It's a disease called affluenza. And let's not forget the Dupont case. Read this and weep for that baby.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/woman-sues-ex-husband-du-pont-heir-dodged-prison-raping-3-year-old-daughter-article-1.1740180

  • 5000BlinK

    Dont know...dont wanna know. He just need to not be in this shyt

  • You Could Never

    The Stabber pissed me smooth TF OFF

  • You Could Never

    Not one day. 4 years of probation

  • Bonita Johnson

    Who gives a flying turd what u think about his sentence lol the idiot shouldn’t of played with the system he gets what he deserves!!! He thought he could keep doing stupid ish without a care or worry cuz he’s rich blah blah nobody is going to care about a bunch of BLM nobodies worrying about these thugs repeatedly doing dumb ish and believing that they’re untouchable!!! Hopefully this wakes him o!! People outraged like this irresponsible wanna be thug was saving the community or uplifting the black race!! I swear my people have nothing else better to do or worry about. Another L for blacks!!! I SAY LOCK HIM UP!!!!! He will only be missed by thirstie thots young and old lazy black bums and young and old white suburban trash!!

  • You Could Never

    Might be correct

  • Quitedeliteful

    He should get one year at least -- and maybe an additional 6 months just because. 2-4 seems like quite a bit but let this be a lesson the these celebrities that think they are above the law: sometimes you will get got!!! I'm sure he's sitting in a cold cell wishing he had just followed the terms of his probation. I have zero sympathy for him...

  • Bonita Johnson

    This black dork stayed in and out the system for years and still hasn’t learn nothing!!!! He deersves this punishment ....hopefully it will wake him up!!!! And to the black race find something better to worry about!!! Ugh just embarrassing!!! And sad!!

  • 5000BlinK

    EXACTLY... Meek one of them give him a inch and he take a mile type of people

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • You Could Never

    Im hollering at DORK. I aint heard nor seen dork in forever. Got hot ass tears.

  • 5000BlinK

    Im telling ya.. She been playing with his azz since he was 19 so he already thought he had her in the bag. She had to do her job and show his azz....and she was still easy on him. He violated, in regular folk land..there is nothing else to be said. Straight to jail card. He better be lucky he took them Ls from Drake and dated Nicki... that maybe the only reason he got a light 2-4 year sentence.
    Shiiiddddd I know a dude right now serving 10 for stealing from Walmart

  • TheOwley

    Well Bonita sweetums, what makes you think I give a rat's ass about what anyone thinks. We either agree or disagree because like an asshole, we all have an opinion. But thanks for your mind blowing analysis.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Girl... Chile been on it myself when I was younger.... He violated several times ... If I would have violated once to jail is where I would have went... So I followed the rules... And got off... Meek can suck it... To be honest ... I feel ya bew ?

  • hotntot95

    How they just gonna Debo the judge into changing his mind...too funny? bye meek

  • TheOwley

    His attorney can appeal the decision, not because of these signatures, but based on just punishment. He will have to do some research, etc.

  • hotntot95

    Yeah I get that...but all These signatures got me laughing out loud...?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Yep!!!!!
    They signed like ????.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Didn't say there was any accounting for taste!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    On the bright side... at least he'll have 2 years to come up with some good music.

  • Diva4lyfe

    true

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Deep sigh. Safaree would disagree. Remember the footage of Meek casually rolling up after Safaree was sucker punched and jumped? Sure, that was just one incident. WHy do so many guys who live by a street code pu ssy up when it's time to service that sentence? WTF is that?

    Nobody wishes to be black, I swear. What is wrong with us and getting behind this nonsense? TF I care he has to do time for violating his parole? Fool, you did some crime, was charged and did time for the crime. You got out early and still didn't sit your special self down. Two years minimum. Serve them.

  • Blak

    All this foolish spoiled brat had to do was stay out of trouble and violate his parole...if he can't do it then throw his rich a$$ under a jail so that he can learn his lesson.

  • Tennessean

    "consistently violating his probation following two misdemeanor arrests earlier this year." Why is there a petition? Weapons and drug charges at 19! dang he wasn't trying to get girls?!

  • Julia Lyons

    No petitions for the thousands in jail for nonviolent drug offenses?

    And Nigga Minaj need to tweet the same thing about her pedophile ass bruva????

  • Julia Lyons

    Everything you said ????

  • MythCalledLove

    See this dumb $h!t right here pisses me off past the point of all "piss tiv a tee" I know its not a word. Why treat him any different?? Thousands of folks get stepped back. You know what parole is you signed the damn papers in court and acknowledged before the judge that you understand. Sometimes you have to show and prove. You have to answer just like everybody else. Noone is above the law. Harsh or not dont play around when you violate parole. Your ass knew the consequences. Puckshot & Peewee out on parole they f*ck up Peewee and his boy gets stepped back. Mr Celebrity ass deserves the same damn thing.

  • Solstice

    Umm no thanks. ? I will not be signing this petition. There are bigger issues in which I will lend my support.

  • stevetheque

    They coming for the judge! She's facking with the white mans money. They told her to stand down. She's going to learn!! Watch and see. No sympathy for her.

  • SmithyPooh

    Im truly disappointed that people are signing petitions for ShaMeek but not for the impeachment for #45 im even more disappointed about the support for this non compliant felon but no one barely voted two days ago for a new mayor candidate.Stick a fork in me because Im done!

  • SmithyPooh

    Dead on with that!! Lets see her swallow that humble pie when little mcnasty gets sentenced!!

  • LordeAmbler

    Never in my life would I thought a convicted felon would undermine a superior judge credentials. Her being obsessed with him is ridiculous. So checking in on him is saying she enamored with him. At least she gave a damn. This is pitiful this nigga has a behavior problem. If it was a white judge no one would say shit.

  • NicoleZee

    Why are people feeling sorry for this creep??? If you break the law or violate probation then you need to be punished and sent to prison, period. I don't understand why it's so hard for people to obey the law. Criminals commit crime and then want sympathy or they hate cops, but yet they are the ones who chose to disobey the law. Sad.

  • NicoleZee

    Exactly. They put folks in jail for stealing bread or milk but people feel sorry for this fool. I don't have sympathy for criminals, but I can understand some crimes and why people do them. If a poor single mother steals baby milk and gets sent to jail no one says anything but this POS has people signing petitions??? GTFOH!

  • Bashi22

    Yes I agree lock him up he jump another Blackman that was once ghost writer for his then none loyal girlfriend Nikki. He’s quick to fight Safaree now this petition for him to be free. Also he’s was in a fight in NYC club with Chris Brown and Drake team over RiRi. He’s a hot head. I don’t like Nikki because she did Safaree bad but it’s his fault next time have everything in writing legal papers signed.

  • Bashi22

    Lock him up he’s a tough guy with Money that makes foolish decisions when going up against his own black people. Safaree is an example you and your crew jump this man who use to be with your then girlfriend Nikki.

  • LordeAmbler
  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Isn't it amazing the things we black folks get behind?

  • Bashi22

    Yes that’s why we keep loosing this race war too much foolishness we uphold. He need to take a break and sort out his mind

  • Lady_Elle

    For some reason Meek is on parole for 12 years.
    Defense Atty said let him go... District Atty said give him time.
    Judge should be impartial.... NOT THROW THE BOOK AT HIM!

    Parole violations were:
    1. Hooked on Percocet (wisdom teeth removed) ~ went to rehab.
    2. Popped a wheelie to entertain kids in Harlem.
    3. Broke up a fight... Police said he did the "RIGHT THING".

  • Mystique

    Cosign! My sentiments exactly.

  • chris

    ? ? ? ? I needed that laugh thanks

  • journeymee

    This is by far the DUMBEST Shit ever! I would love to see yall this crunk about the get out and vote campaigns! Don't like the sentence VOTE, and replace the judge!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Applause.