Meek Mill Heads to Prison to Start His Sentence Despite Public Outcry

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Even as his lawyers and fans ignited the internet in protests and condemnations of Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley, Mill faced a grimmer, more sobering reality.

Since the news broke the Hip-Hop world has shown its support for Meek Mill, with artists releasing messages on social media.

"I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court", Brinkley, who has presided over the case since 2008, told Mill, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Meek Mill has turned himself in.

In his mugshot from the state prison in Graterford, Montgomery County, Mill is seen in a yellow prison outfit, staring straight at the camera. "It is highly unusual for a judge to show up at community service", she says.

Tacopina told the New York Times that Brinkley behaved inappropriately over the course of the case, including giving the rapper unsolicited advice about who should manage his career and asking Mill to include her name in a song. "It's an infatuation, it's some sort of obsession".

Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, was arrested twice this year and was placed under house arrest for 90 days last year for a probation violation.

"Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth", the petition states.

Since exploding onto the Hip-Hop scene back in 2011, Meek Mill has had a series of legal issues.

When the cameraman informs T.I. about the whole "Boyz-2-Men" incident (in which the judge reportedly asked Meek to cover Boyz-2-Men, shouting her out in the process), he replies with incredulity, chuckling at the ridiculousness of it all.

A spokesman for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania had no comment, citing the fact that the matter is "subject to future litigation".

And Mill - whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams - was arrested again in NY back in August for recklessly driving his motorcycle. "Maybe she felt scorned that he didn't add her in a song that she may have requested for". At the time, he threw himself on the mercy of the court, telling Brinkley, "I'm human, I'm not flawless".

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