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Rapper Meek Mill, left, missed Game 1 of the much-anticipated Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA playoffs series in Toronto on Saturday. Toronto won the round 2 opening game 108-95 at Scotiabank Arena. But the Philly native wasn't in attendance because Judge Genece Brinkley, center, refused to give him permission to travel to Toronto.

Drake, pictured above and top right, took to Instagram to express his disappointment, stating it was important to allow Meek to travel to Toronto for Game 1.

"They gotta let Meek into the city," wrote Drake, who is the Raptors' global ambassador. "It's only right... we got a classic series on our hands."

Judge Brinkley denied Meek's request to travel out of the country to attend the series in Toronto, Complex.com reports.

The judge tossed Meek in prison in 2017 for violating his parole stemming from a 2008 weapons possession conviction. Judge Brinkley revoked Meek's parole and sentenced him to serve 2-4 years.

But Meek's celebrity friends rallied public and private sector support for the troubled rapper who was released in 2018 by a Pennsylvania appeals court. Since his release, Meek has attended Sixers games at home and on the road.

Although Meek attended the Golden State Warriors vs L.A. Clippers series on the West Coast last week, he couldn't travel to Toronto to cheer on his favorite team.

Judge Brinkley previously authorized the rapper to travel out of the country to perform concerts in the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.

Sixers owner Michael Rubin wrote a scathing rebuke of the judge on Instagram.com, accusing Brinkley of being "obsessed" with the rapper and "trying to control every aspect of his life."

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Judge Genece Brinkley - I know you have a vendetta against Meek Mill and are obsessed with trying to control every aspect of his life, but did you really NOT approve him to go to rep the sixers in Toronto for the game? As soon as the schedule came out, Meek asked probation for approval- they immediately approved! (FOR EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T UNDERSTAND, MEEK MUST STILL GET THE JUDGES APPROVAL PERSONALLY EVERYTIME HE LEAVES PA SINCE HE’S STILL ON PROBATION 12 YEARS LATER FOR A CRIME HE DIDN’T COMMIT) We filed w/your court as soon as the schedule came out since you need to approve travel to Canada! Since you didn’t respond to numerous phone calls and emails we even sent a lawyer to the courthouse today!! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF THIS HAPPENS TO MEEK, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO THE AVG PERSON(WHO CANT AFFORD GREAT LAWYERS ETC)ON PROBATION??

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  • Fire & Ice

    Leave this damn woman alone! Is Meek is going there for work purposes?!?! So over these entitled celebrities.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Meek And Drake can GTFOH. Who TF is Meek? What great contribution has he made to society? Child BYE!

  • 100milesperhour

    Be happy you even got out. He'll add this "injustice" in his prison reform agenda.

  • MrsSpice1

    Ugh!! Stfu Drake D ridin! Of all the things messed up in this world you whinin over another MAN who messed up on his own behalf whom isnt attending some NBA game...foh attacking a black woman doing her job. Just worry about your stripper child and not another grown mans woes or entitlement ...yea yall made up, now u just doin too much ?..hmm?

  • Topic Influencer

    This miserable ass hoe.

    If they filed when the sked dropped...like Rubin said... we are talking about LAST AUGUST

  • KneeSee

    It was the first game of a seven game series. Why are they so mad?
    He for sure isn't going to get permission now.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    now had she allowed this they would be saying she abusing her power and giving special privileges to the wealthy

  • Dori Day

    She didn't do the crime therefore stop wasting her time. Why put her face on social media like this when she is only doing her job? He would be on his way to Toronto if he stayed out of trouble.

  • Topic Influencer

    She approved United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany just last month. They werent all for work purposes. And we all know the Netherlands equals weed. He can go to Amsterdam to smoke, but not to Toronto where I'm sure he could have indeed did a few club appearances; esp on a Friday and Saturday night and written it off for work. This lady is full of shit IMO. IJS.

  • PhillyFacts

    He was on his Motivation tour working that’s why he was approved for those countries. He told the court that’s (touring) how he feeds his family, she’s only approving him for work events.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Can we get a post on Gucci and takeoff from Migos beef?

  • Eileen

    This is bs he violated/broke his parole so what is the problem. He aint special and drake looking all funny his mix aint hitting it who said bm and wm make pretty babies?

  • DroneRivers

    The pic placement got Drake looking at her crazy lol

  • Fire & Ice

    IKR

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ok! It’s hilarious

  • Fire & Ice

    I think she's only approving what she thinks is for work purposes. This is just a game, he doesn't need to go ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’ll get on it. I didn’t think anyone cared about that beef. ??

  • PhillyFacts

    Gucci was bogus for even coming out saying anything about this. ???Remind me to never get money from 50, or take a gifts from Mayweather or Gucci they’re some petty dudes.

  • Topic Influencer

    He works as part of the NBA as well. He co headlined the All Star game a mere 2 months ago. So we don't think he was gonna try to make ANY Canadian dollars while there? No club appearances? Meet and greet? Nothing? Him and Drake weren't gonna try to parlay their renewed friendship into something of profit? Well ok. I also don't think Amsterdam as I said was all work. But yep. He went straight to work and then right back to his hotel.

  • Topic Influencer

    I guess. *shrug*

  • Topic Influencer

    He is off his meds. Reminds me of when he was running around saying all that crazy mess before he got locked up the last time

  • Fire & Ice

    Dubb now you know he don't have to be there ???

  • missmiami305

    Screw Meek ?????

  • PhillyFacts

    I agree he was most def enjoying himself while on tour; but I think it’s all about how they’re petitioning the courts. MR should’ve worked it out so he could perform at the halftime show. Meek team is playing checkers while she’s playing chess. They came for job with lies (she’s suing him) I wouldn’t be lenient either, everything by the book from here on out.

  • Michelle Peele

    Dang, she still got her foot on his neck?

  • Michelle Peele

    *Me and my nosey butt goes to Google the beef*

  • Topic Influencer

    He is a huge huge part of 76ers. Practically the face of the org who is known as a hip hop team so to speak. As a sports fan, he needed to be there. I think Meek is a dumb ass to be frank. He pissed me off over hair thing and few other things. But I'm sorry. I can see how he needed to be there. Too bad he wasnt

  • Topic Influencer

    Now this I agree with. I for sure think that he should have given him a role. To make it look as if he is at least working on behalf of the 76ers organization

  • Michelle Peele

    OT: I got a question. What is the etiquette for baby showers? Kim K just had a 'weed' shower for baby 4. So if u have 15 kids do u get 15 baby showers?

  • Shenanigans1

    I had ONE. The next pregnancy I have I will have sip n sees only. I don’t need people dropping by whenever they feel like it disrupting my family’s schedule.

  • Shenanigans1

    Dang again?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I want this lady to gets better damn hair piece.

  • Dowoop

    Meek stay your ass at home. You can go to games 3 & 4. Don't know if Philly will make it past that.

  • Fire & Ice

    I think if he had stated it was for work, it would have been different. He knows how this judge rolls ?

  • Topic Influencer

    I had two but my girls are 10 whole years apart.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I thought Canada was keeping him out of their country.

    He needs to ask for a different judge because this b!tch is being as petty as hell

  • Chhzz

    People in jail that actually did nothing but this idiot actually violated his parole.
    Why dont his celebrity friends and supports do the same thing about gang violence and etc. This fool got out and still acting stupid

  • Chhzz

    People in jail that actually did nothing but this idiot actually violated his parole.
    Why dont his celebrity friends and supports do the same thing about gang violence and etc. This fool got out and still acting stupid

  • Renee26

    We don't

  • Renee26

    Well dat nignog has travelled abroad plenty then

  • what?why

    Be Quiet Drake - you are not an American citizen. Tell Canada how to run their country - fool.

  • what?why

    Meek broke the law - not once, several times. Educate yourself before making uninformed comments.

  • jujumanji

    Meek ain't a coach, player, mascot or even a damn cheerleader which means he does not HAVE to be there. Watch from the house like all the other damn fans who cant go to Canada and be happy you watching it from your house and not the big house. Be grateful, be humble, be f*cking quiet! ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Getting my Kanye Shrug ON while skimming this post! https://media0.giphy.com/media/14tvbepZ8vhU40/giphy.gif

  • the guest

    This poor excuse for a so called court Judge Genece Brinkley is a poor example of a black woman. She is preciding over a high profile case and acting like an ugly vindictive jealous petty evil tramp. Who in her life can help her see that her sexually driven and unrequited scorned behavior is transparent for the world to see.

    She is vile and unattractive and bitter because a man young enough to be her son could not be negotiated, conjoled, bribed, and bullied into wanting her or being homies with her. So she’s using her judicial position to force an overreaching personal relationship of dominance with him.

    Shame shame shame on that evil woman.

  • Keke

    Serious question, was the judge born a man?

  • QueDawg6

    Lol they hid her court email address. I guess she's been getting all kinds of hate? Damn this dust mite not dead yet!!

  • Shenanigans1

    Yes I definitely agree with that.

  • QueDawg6

    That's right popping wheelies is detrimental to society!! ?

  • QueDawg6

    Argggghhh I ain't did nuffin your judgeship!! Said everyone currently in holding ?

  • QueDawg6

    Noooo squirrel is in season!!

  • QueDawg6

    Parole ?? Argggghhh you must be white??

  • KcoolMuziq

    What in the hell is going on with Judge Genece Brinkley? She is acting like a scorn lover. It's definitely something personal.

  • Eileen

    another example of a couple of man-childs in the black community. YAWN!

  • Chhzz

    I felt that way too until an officer punched me in the face during a routine traffic stop. Then took me to jail and told me in the car he was going to say I assaulted him. Luckily I had bail and the D.A on my side. Yes there are men who maybe innocent or at least being held on trumped up charges. This is a real problem. We see it how black and brown people are treated sometimes vs whites. Sorry. It's a hard pill I learned. I realized know amount of proper English fancy car or house on the hill could change how people treated me when I was not in a shirt and tie

  • Chhzz

    Not cool either your use of broken slang in an attempt to say they speak like that. Let's see how funny when and if it happens to u

  • QueDawg6

    It's happened to me but I filed a complaint that will follow them forever whether I did it or not! They hate a mark on their jacket!!

  • QueDawg6

    Yeah I spit on porky head from the backseat and he said we stopping by your mom house to show her where you at. That mf'er rang the doorbell ?

  • Chhzz

    Your jokes on a serious topic is not appreciated..good night sir...

  • QueDawg6

    Loosen up Chhzz I've been to holding more than I can remember!

  • QueDawg6

    It's not a joke sassafras!! Good night chuckles!

  • QueDawg6

    Lol when it happens to me. Been there done that and If it happens again I will not come here crying like a bey-atch! Man up dude!

  • Chhzz

    Ok...

  • Chhzz

    Why am I a tree?sassafras?
    Why am I a squire? Who's the mentor?

  • QueDawg6

    Chhzz get some get back put it on his jacket. Whenever he applies for a promotion it's going to come up. Guess who they are going to call? YOU

  • Chhzz

    I will. Guess if we all do that's a start

  • Marlika

    If only she put this much energy into reclaiming that hairline of hers.?

    Why hasn’t she been disbarred by now???

    Meek need to just let her taste the ? ? so she can be satisfied. ?????

  • Vonn

    She has allowed him to travel for work and leisure...He's not going to get approved every time he wants to travel for leisure. You win some, you lose some.

  • Vonn

    Since the owner of the Sixers has such a big mouth he should hire scream mill. That way, he'll have a better chance of traveling with the team.

  • GrapeCrush

    Lol!! ?

  • Kimberly King

    See .... this is that BS. And they’re acting like this because she’s a black woman. It’s so easy to attack us. Not today, satan ! She allowed him to travel out of country because he was WORKING. However, attending a basketball game is not work. This ain’t gonna be a “classic” series because the Sixers are either gonna get swept or lose in 5. So Drake can cut the sh*t. Meek Mill’s criminal ass needs to be thankful he’s out! Because if he was a regular ninja who didn’t have billionaire friends, he’d still be in jail. He better attend those trash home games in Philly and shut up. Don’t attack this woman for doing her job ! Meek, Drake and the Sixers owner are all pieces of trash.

  • Fire & Ice

    Bingo!!!

  • davine puddin

    She made alot of people angry when she showed up at his volunteer work. The place is a place for homeless people to reiever mail. Somedays they serve food. I benifited from that charity when i was sick in the hospital than homeless. Alot of people who that judge put in jail over petty stuff and lost their jobs and became homeless was there that day.

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

    1st world problems?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Oh wow! I have a special place in my heart for homeless. I use to volunteer myself at a clean living homeless shelter. How are U doing now? Are things any better?

  • LeeSeeCee

    The judge is not Meek Mill's problem. Meek was Meek's problem. Meek put Meek in the position that he is currently in. Why does this judge have to bend over for a person that put themselves in sh*tty spots?? This was NOT work related. Meek has no official position with the 76er's, right? The judge didn't convict Meek Mill of a crime he "didn't commit", she oversees his probation. Guilt or innocence at this point is moot. Like she is supposed to clean up a previous error, which isn't her JOB. This woman has been investigated over this. She hasn't been removed from his case. That means something. Stop capping for this dude. He needs to accept his lot, learn to accept his limitations and keep it moving until his probation has ended. The end. Super simple.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I agree. The 76er's owner's post was WAY out of line. I'm like 'f' you sir.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Hell no...the max baby showers a woman should have is 3...If you have two kids of different genders and/or if there is atleast a 8-10 year age difference in the children...these women out here popping out babies once every 18 months and want a shower...Chile please I wish I attended more weddings than baby showers but c'est la vie....

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Judge Brinkley is being vindictive.... Now I dont like Meek I think he is a perfect representation of how the men in my city move and how ignorant and streamlined they are... He should have been off probation for 5 years ago tho. Now being that I've seen/met Judge Brinkley in person on occasion I will admit that she does look like the Demon in the Insidious movies...gives me a little jolt everytime...Chile...

  • AListDiva29

    Why doesn't he spend the extra time with his child or doing community service? A basketball game is not that important in the big picture of life!

  • Karen Brady

    "A basketball game is not that important in the big picture of life!"

  • Karen Brady

    Aww sit down Aubrey.

  • Trace da Ace

    chile'.....I'm that shrug train with you .....lol

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao!!! yassss....Gucci was loco for real before he went in....dude was saying all kinds of cray cray mess......lemme find out he forgot her Rx tho...lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Gucci may be right this time don’t know ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Somebody pissed him off

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yup crazy didn’t know all that too