Brinkley handed Mill a 90-day house arrest sentence at that time and ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring anklet. The judge also cited the rapper's repeated scheduling of concerts in areas where she had barred him from performing.
And now, fellow rapper Jay-Z has slammed the court's decision to sentence Meek Mill - who could spend up to 48 months in state prison - and insisted he will "always stand by" the star.
The ruling came after Williams was arrested at an airport in St. Louis, Missouri in March for allegedly assaulting two pedestrians, though the charges were later dropped.
In an interview with TMZ on Monday, Meek Mill's attorney Joe Tacopina said that the harsh sentence was a result of Judge Brinkley's hostile relationship with Meek Mill, which stems back almost a decade in court (Tacopina also suggested to TMZ that Meek and the judge are from the same part of Philadelphia and their relationship goes farther back). But the judge insisted, saying that she had been trying to help him for about a decade and he refused, insisting on doing whatever he wanted.
Meek attended a probation violation hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on Monday (Nov. 6). His career kick-started after his 2009 release from prison. American prisons are stocked with not only murderers, rapists and kingpins but also with people who fail abide by senselessly strict terms of release.
Sure, you can argue that Meek should have "learned his lesson" and exhibited irresponsibility by fighting and driving recklessly on his bike.
After he is shipped off to state prison, she said, "I'll be done with you".
It's after he was jailed in 2008 on drug dealing and gun charges.