Meek Mill formally appeals prison sentence – report

Jailed rapper Meek Mill’s legal team has reportedly filed paperwork to formally appeal his prison sentence.
The Ima Boss hitmaker, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced to two-to-four years behind bars last month (Nov17) after violating his probation relating to a 2008 drug and gun bust.
Earlier this month (Dec17), Williams launched a request for an emergency motion on bail, but it was denied. On Monday (04Dec17), Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley again denied a request to release Williams from prison pending appeal and on Wednesday (06Dec17) another bail motion was rejected.
According to TMZ, Mill’s lawyers have now filed an official appeal and have ordered a full transcript of court records in a bid to show Brinkley’s alleged “prejudice” towards the rapper.
Mill’s legal team has been fighting to have the judge removed from the case and defence lawyer Joe Tacopina previously blasted the court official for allegedly punishing the star with prison time after he laughed off her request for a shout-out in a song, and snubbed her suggestion to dump his management team at JAY-Z’s Roc Nation firm and sign with Philadelphia music figure Charlie Mack.
Mack, who previously worked with Meek early on in his career, has denied any links to Brinkley.
Meanwhile, the rapper is also facing a second wrongful death lawsuit from the family of a fan shot outside a 2016 concert. Jaquan Graves and Travis Ward were killed outside the hip-hop star’s gig at Connecticut’s Oakdale Musical Theatre last December (16).
Ward’s family began legal proceedings against Meek, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, earlier this year (17), and Graves’ relatives filed their own wrongful death suit last month.