Meek Mill Don Lemon

CNN anchor Don Lemon made a pilgrimage to a Pennsylvania prison to visit Robert Rihmeek Williams, aka rapper Meek Mill, who is serving 2-4 years for violating the terms of his probation. Lemon, 52, visited Williams on Friday to put some money on his books in exchange for a call-in interview.

Lemon tweeted a photo of himself walking out of the prison after meeting with the troubled 30-year-old rapper on Friday.



Lemon expressed sympathy for Williams, who violated his probation 5 times before the judge threw the book at him.

Lemon said Williams was an example of racial discrimination and injustice against black men in America.

But not everyone is sympathetic of Williams or Lemon’s attempts to drum up more support for him.

Twitter.com user Jay Hunt tweeted:

“Don! It’s ridiculous to think this guy has been treated unfairly. Fights, reckless driving, and unauthorized out of state travel all while on probation. How is a long prison sentence anyone’s fault but his own? Damn man! Save your airtime for a cause more deserving.”

Williams suffered another legal setback on Monday, when Judge Genece Brinkley refused the Philadelphia district attorney’s request to drop the original weapons charge from 2008.

The prosecutor’s office agreed to grant Williams a new trial due to questions surrounding the arresting officer’s credibility.

Williams and his attorney met with Judge Brinkley on Monday to ask her to free him on bail, but she refused. She scheduled a new hearing date for June, which means Williams will sit in prison until then.

 

  • king shun

    Everybody need him back out so he can glorify drugs and murder of his own people

  • Pitty Patty

    “Don! It’s ridiculous to think this guy has been treated unfairly. Fights, reckless driving, and unauthorized out of state travel all while on probation. How is a long prison sentence anyone’s fault but his own? Damn man! Save your airtime for a cause more deserving.”
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    Oh Please. There are plenty of white people who have done much more and served less time or got NO probation.

  • tintin

    i just don’t get why this is such a big deal. This whole meek mill thing is like big time news. Like why??? There’s regular people suffering the same fate and doesn’t have the money or means to fight the law like he does. This man is rich , a celebrity and still decides to do dumb shat. Let him suffer.

    He’s exactly like Beanie Siegal. Beanie was rich but still wanted to act like a h00d booger and act big and tough talking bought he ain’t leaving the hood. Now he broke and can’t make a comeback to save his life.

  • SpillyNillie

    Meek better make it his life’s work to exonerate the innocent….

  • FukkFolks2018

    Don wasted his time, CNN’s time bc he could have been working on a better more WORTHY story, and their money if he indeed put money on this stupid ass fool books.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bc the judge was a groupie fan girl? IDK. Truly dont.

  • SpillyNillie

    I’m still trying to figure out the hype. I get that it may be excessive, but we have innocent people facing life and death in prison. Can they get some press?

  • Mints

    LOl at people treating Meek like a political prisoner. He violated his parole a few times (on video) now he thinks his punishment is unfair. Although the punishment is excessive, He put himself in the position.

  • Yoni7

    Something about his rights and the judge being crooked, I think. I may have made this up as I don’t/didn’t/most likely won’t follow this story.

  • Yoni7

    IF that’s indeed what he’s trying to do. He needs to be the change he wants to see. I’ll wait.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I was thinking maybe for criminal justice reform? Like why give people 10 years probation? (Meek could have declined but I’m sure he thought it was a better deal…look at him now tho…back at square one). I don’t know why Meek all of a sudden getting the attention of folk who don’t listen to rap/hip-hop.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Mill needs to look up the definition of political prisoner because he isn’t one.

  • justlooking

    While he did did break his probation…whatever ita called. The judge is suspect and thats the issue. At one time is waa said the FBI was investigating her. Simething must be sounding off the alarm.

  • guest

    I’m confused! Why are folks feeling like he should be out of jail when he violated his parole??

  • D735

    I don’t get it yes sometimes black men get a harsher sentence than other people. But they’re also times when those same black men get out of prison and end up doing the same thing that got them locked up in the first place over and over again. So what is the Judge to do? Say im going to reduce your sentence or let u out now since you’re black and I don’t wantt to be seen as a racist I’m going to give you another chance. No. If he’s not taking advantage of all the chances the Judge gives them then Said Judge needs to lock his ass up and keep him in jail. And let people say the Judge locked him back up because he’s black. No the Judge locked him back up because he’s a dumbass who can’t seem to keep his ass out of trouble.

  • Dowoop

    He’s not white, he knows America don’t like black people so he should have walked the straight and narrow! Instead of doing something to change the world for black people, he violates his probation OVER and OVER and OVER again.

  • Ni Ni

    Every time a rapper goes to jail, its free Bootsie, free Gucci, free Meek…?.

  • Ni Ni

    Exactly.

  • Yoni7

    I think it’s something about the judge being crooked. I’m honestly not 99.9% sure tho’.

  • Yoni7

    GIRL! I just said this. Like something about her being crooked but I’m not 99.9% certain. LOL

  • Anunnaki

    Soon as the american people realize that they are human beings and not vessels of the sea, we can really make some changes.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I dont know anyone personally who has violated as much as Bobby up top and I know some real live folks. I just canna

  • Yoni7

    LMAO Not Bobby up top. LOL

  • MoniquetheGeek

    99.9 %. Not a whole 100% HAHA

  • Blue

    I love how EVERY NIGHT Don Lemon finds a way to ask his panelists “Is this enough to impeach trump?” lol. Never fails.

  • free

    they act like this n*gga in for life.

  • Yoni7

    No. Not the whole. Like a DNA tess. LOL

  • the guest

    Like rappers or not, and I am not excusing crimes if committed, but rappers represent a segment of young black wealth in America and they are at times unlawfully targeted because America hates black wealth.

  • king shun

    well a black man who helps glorify murder and drug dealing is a lot more valuable to the media than an actually innocent man

  • the guest

    The larger issue is that longer and harsher terms for parole are given to black men to set them up for failure.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Damn all these white folks going to bat and he still in jail?!?!?!? hmm, that power stuggle in philly is too real or these judges are tryna keep the corruption under tight lock and key.

  • FukkFolks2018

    His name is Bobby to me every since I found out his first name is Robert lmaooooo

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I’m not sympathetic. People talk about white privilege? I call it “rapper privilege”. These guys think that because they put the title “rapper” it means “entitled star” and they don’t have to follow the rules. I think his sentence should be lessened, but yeh, he should serve some time.

  • the guest

    Thank you.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Meek mill made his own decisions like we do. His decision are the reason y he in jail.

  • the guest

    Black people can do right and be perfect and STILL face injustice. There are black men on the last stretch of their parole and the get targeted or set up by the police because the system doesn’t want them to be free.

  • RaginB

    Dude do your time and shut the fuck up already….4 years ain’t shit!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And you still in jail… SMH …

  • RaginB

    Right!? Do a story on Cyntonia Brown!

  • Vonn

    Don Lemon went to the pokey…

  • dblogged

    This is a joke.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A huge one …. Gotta be … Cause I can not….

  • Marlika

    He should have never taking an interview from that coon. He cares about blacks when it’s convenient.?

  • dblogged

    Like, there are so much more important things going on in this world than this clown that had “everything” and still ended up behind bars. Then, all of these folks visiting him in jail. It’s just weird

  • MissMaryMack410

    I get where your coming from. I just wanted to make 1 correction lovey. Rappers represent black riches not wealth. Which there is a huge difference. Lebron James is rich but the OWNER of the Cav’s is wealthy.The “establishment” don’t mind blacks having riches (the make it rain ?? in the club guys, spend a “bag” on some frivolous ish)it’s the WEALTH that’s a no-no to them?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    for riding a damn dirt bike. shoulds just gave him big fine and a lot of community service.

  • Marlika

    For reals!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    exactly … Chile bye … and I don’t feel sorry for him ? …. And you would be a fool to support his logic or anything remotely screaming free Meek .. He did the crime . Several times at that ..

  • Trace da Ace

    by the time they finish with all this shit…he would have served his time and will be getting out anyways…..I know folks who violate 1 time and get thrown back in the clink….5 times though, for real??? I dont seem him getting out early….

  • Dr. P

    He is right TF where he belongs. #nextcase

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    The Judge sounds like she is damn sick of his shyt…

  • dblogged

    Forreal. Talking about “I knew I’d be back in jail when I got 10 years probation” like, come on now. Really??

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dowoop

    But this is about Meek and his dumb ass. He is not a justified cause.

  • sunni_daze

    He aint getting out in 2018. The protester can go back to school and get their education.

  • Dowoop

    And yet still people still want to take up for him.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elle V

    Exactly! If you know the playing field ain’t level and in one’s favor..don’t play the game and then cry about the consequences. Everybody and they momma know the justice system is unequally skewed and harsher in terms of sentencing towards black folk so why put yourself in a situation to be judged by d wyt man?! Meek had a handful of VOPs and not seeking change but wanna be mad at the pale man for doing what he has always done. Stay TF outta trouble duh!!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    nah he aint grovel at her thirsty ass feet. How you gone tell the man to sign with her associated manager, ask for a shot out in a song and got clerks of court asking him for tuition money.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It may be an ain’t-shyt Judge on this case but it’s also Meek’s ain’t-shyt actions that got him in the pokey… I really cannot feel sorry for him. If, by some miracle he is freed I betcha he’ll act like he has some sense and quit with the antics…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now this is crazy!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!! She sounds as dumb as him. Clerks asking for tuition money should lose their jobs and hopefully the judge will be investigated because if she really did all of this then she deserves a cell right next to his…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Meek will be alright. I’d rather a story about the Black Man rotting in a Chinese jail. Don Lemon should do a segment on this poor guy…

  • CrunchyBlack1

    It’s all out there. the clerk of court was fired and they got audio of the judge in her chambers

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuuut??? She needs to get as much time as Meek…

  • Dr.Rue

    Is Meek that important to Black culture?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    that why they’re not playing the payola game right now. too many eyes on this situation for them to cave under pressure.

  • Applebootay

    “Celebrity Privilege”

  • Applebootay

    Correction: Play the game….we’ve got to know how to play the game….see, he didn’t know how to play the game and that’s why he’s where he’s at because he mistakenly thought he didn’t have to….I bet he play well next time.

  • Applebootay

    Dead.

  • Ang

    Wasn’t his probation increased several times because he kept violating his probation terms?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I’m not sure about that. All I know is there was 10 LONG years probation. He got some bad legal advice.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Visiting this dude in prison like he’s Nelson Mandela…

    #negroplease :-|

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not in my mind.
    But apparently he’s important to hood culture.

  • EntrepreneurialSpirit

    Literally, no. Figuratively, very much so.

  • Ang

    I could be wrong, but IIRC he didn’t start out with that length of probation. Every time he violated his probation he got more time. When you violate probation there has to be a consequence, jail or you’re staying on probation longer.. People are acting like he got railroaded when he actually got multiple chances and kept blowing it. He was so bold with some of his violations I bet most judges would eventually get tired of him. When you leave the state without permission you’re lucky they don’t throw you in jail right then. Not all probation officers or judges would be so lenient to listen to an excuse. It seemed like he thought he was above the law to me because of his fame.

  • Just here4 the comments

    I guess he is… just not to me.

  • SaltineCrackers

    After listening to this interview I have a little more understanding of the issue. He was very clear and sent an appropriate message to young black men.
    1) An 11 year probation sentence is a freaking trap.
    2) It seems highly unlikely for a black man to point a gun at two police officers without at least being shot at.
    3) Many black men ARE in jail / prison on technicalities. And
    4) Black men are targets and must be careful with the way they chose to move.

    Hopefully when Meek gets out he’ll continue to be a voice or maybe leader in the movement from justice reform.

  • none yubiz

    Point taken ??

  • zero options

    Yup, Miss Rose kept us updated on that last week.
    Can’t let that one go away, if enough of us send it in as a tip to CNN or the other sites, maybe it will be picked up as a cause

  • Banka

    Celebrity Privilege maybe but there is no such thing as rapper privilege,, rappers get sent to the pokey all the time… Have we ever heard of the R&B police, or the Movie Star police.? Nope just the Hiphop police and they have been handing out cases for years and years now….

  • Quitedeliteful

    I really hope so…

  • Banka

    This is the truth, people keep saying he violated his probation 5 times, that is not hard to do when you are on probation for 10 years on some trump up charges !!

  • Allihave2say

    Meek Mills is a thug with gang affiliations and gang mentally. He should have been blue warranted for making terroristic threats a long time ago. He has tested positive for illegal drugs in his system. He sent goons to beat up Safarre and more.

    Meanwhile Wendell Brown remains in prison in China over a bar fight that racist Chinese men started. One of the men claims he lost his eye which he didn’t. Mr Brown remains imprisoned until he can pay $150K in damages for an eye that still works. No one visits him. Trump should have used his influent on the NFL player not the Ball Brothers who are overly privileged already. Better yet Barack should have handled this for this REAL INNOCENT BROTHER.

    https://youtu.be/r-at4OJ0zIw

  • Banka

    Well this is a big deal because he is a platinum selling artist, so if he sold over a millions cds, that would mean he has over a million fans,, anytime a million plus people is in your corner, they voices will be heard…..

  • Allihave2say

    Meek is a thug and he got what he worked so hard for prison time. Now he protests for his freedom but forgets all the many laws he broke including making threats to murder someone for having a Drake sign.
    https://youtu.be/IYkM7iqOCkg

    He threatened Safaree and had him jumped:
    http://www.complex.com/music/2017/06/meek-mill-safaree-stay-away-from-bet-awards

  • Allihave2say

    Wendell Brown

  • Allihave2say

    I don’t think he’ll straighten up. He thinks he’s entitled especially after all this support. He will continue to test the mark.

  • SaltineCrackers

    I blame Nicki Minaj, she put some kind of obeah spell on him.

  • EMILY POST

    2-3 years wow that’s a long time. How long do the give child molesters? What did he do?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Conjugal visit.

  • Hmmm~?

    “Lemon said Williams was an example of racial discrimination and injustice against black men in America.”
    Yeah, no. Meek is the example of a dumb negro with money who thinks rules don’t apply to him. Guess he forgot that only works when you’re white.

  • Solstice

    Nope! ?

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    What you said is true. However in the case of Rihmeek, I don’t agree.
    He was on Probation, but still making money, etc in spite of it. You can be granted travel privileges for work (tours, etc) but you need to show good behavior and you have to check in and get approval FIRST!
    He violated probation FIVE TIMES over stupidity that he could have avoided by acting like he had some sense.
    He’s taken NO ownership for his actions, even now and blames others for his imprisonment.
    He is NOT the person to waste this type of time on, though I agree there are MANY others that are, such as Wendell Brown

  • DETROITTOATL

    He is getting a lot of support, but the real question is….Is he going to straighten up when he is released???????????????

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Preeeeeaaaach!!! All his blackass Jae yo fo was follow the rules!!! If that was my brother, cousin, uncle they would have gotten locked up 1st violation!!!!???

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    ??????

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    ??????

  • SaltineCrackers

    Hopefully, by the time he gets out, he will have learned his lesson.

  • Starsky Willows

    Meek will be moving to Atlanta when he gets out.