Last month, Meek Mill found himself at odds with Judge Genece C. Brinkley. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania released the rapper from prison over a drug and weapon conviction from 2008, but Mill hadn’t won favors with the judge, who refused to leave the case — even when the Supreme Court requested she step aside. Well, Meek Mill filed the legal documents for another court case, but Brinkley might not return. According to recent reports, everything is seemingly in order for the forthcoming trial, but they will vote today on whether or not Brinkley will rule over this new trial. The argument is that she might be biased and, therefore unfit to hold trial. Here’s everything we know about Meek Mill’s latest legal situation.
In the recently-filed court documents, the District Attorney in Meek Mill’s impending case claimed that in light of “recent disclosures regarding this officer’s misconduct,” the Commonwealth cannot find the officer’s testimony credible at this moment in time, according to TMZ. Therefore, a new trial is deemed necessary. The cop involved in the initial case (Reginald Graham) is believed to be corrupt, which is why this case needs to be revisited, according to most parties involved. This information was central to the original case, and while it was presented initially, Judge Genece Brinkley told Meek to sit in jail without bail for 60 days until the scheduled hearing commenced.
When Meek Mill was released from prison last month, the rapper made the following statement on social media in relation to his recent legal fiasco.
While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters, and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice — not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.
Recently, Meek Mill performed his first post-jail concert in Miami during April’s Rolling Loud Festival. The unannounced 20-minute set, according to Rolling Stone, also included a moment when Meek Mill addressed the adoring crowd by saying the following address.
It feels good to be back and free in front of the motherfucking people. Thank you to everybody that supported me. They tried to take my freedom. They tried to crush my dreams. But now we’re in Miami glowing the fuck up. Let’s get it!
We’ll keep you posted on the latest development in Meek Mill’s upcoming trial.