Incarcerated rapper Meek Mill will not be released from prison on Monday. The rapper’s attorney disputed Internet rumors that claimed Meek, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, will be released following a hearing on Monday.
“As far as I know there is no truth to those reports,” Williams’ lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said in an email to PhillyVoice.com on Thursday.
Williams was sentenced to 2-to-4 years in prison last year for violating his probation in a 2008 weapons case.
After Williams was shipped off to prison, his fans protested in the streets, with many saying the sentence was too harsh.
Celebrities, business leaders and even politicians called for Williams’s sentence to be reversed.
Williams’ lawyers waged a campaign attacking the credibility of sentencing judge, Genece Brinkley, claiming she had a “personal vendetta” against the troubled rapper.
Brinkley recently denied Williams’ request for bail, noting that he has violated his probation at least 5 times over the years.
Williams’ lawyers plan to take their appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which will likely send the case back down to Brinkley’s courtroom.