Drake Comes To Meek Mill's Defense After Judge Blocks Him From Traveling To Toronto To Support 76ers
Meek Mill was allowed to travel to United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
The 76ers made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs, but when they traveled to Toronto, they were short a super fan. On Saturday, the team of young players, led by Joel Embiid, faced off against the Raptors, losing 95-108. Mill was not there to support his team and Drake had something to say about it.
"They gotta let Meek into the city," Drake wrote in an Instagram story. "It's only right ... we got a classic series on our hands."
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According to Complex, the Philly rapper was not allowed to attend Saturday's game because Judge Genece Brinkley did not grant him a travel request. The judge gave Meek a two to 4-year prison sentence for violating probation for a 2008 weapons and drug possession case.
Since last year, he asked for travel requests to foreign destinations and she obliged. The 31-year-old reportedly traveled to the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany without issue.
However, the recent series between his beloved 76ers and the Raptors have become a bone of contention. Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin called out Brinkley in a charged Instagram post blasting her for alleged pettiness. He wrote there were several phone calls made to her office that went unanswered. Rubin also claimed the infamous judge had a personal vendetta out for Meek.
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Judge Genece Brinkley - I know you have a vendetta against Meek Mill and are obsessed with trying to control every aspect of his life, but did you really NOT approve him to go to rep the sixers in Toronto for the game? As soon as the schedule came out, Meek asked probation for approval- they immediately approved! (FOR EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T UNDERSTAND, MEEK MUST STILL GET THE JUDGES APPROVAL PERSONALLY EVERYTIME HE LEAVES PA SINCE HE’S STILL ON PROBATION 12 YEARS LATER FOR A CRIME HE DIDN’T COMMIT) We filed w/your court as soon as the schedule came out since you need to approve travel to Canada! Since you didn’t respond to numerous phone calls and emails we even sent a lawyer to the courthouse today!! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF THIS HAPPENS TO MEEK, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO THE AVG PERSON(WHO CANT AFFORD GREAT LAWYERS ETC)ON PROBATION??
The issue at hand calls attention to the failings of the justice system. Mill is able to defend himself from the clear bias and harassment, but poorer victims can not. For the next 12 years, Meek Mill will have to ask for permission to leave the state of Pennsylvania when he decides to travel.
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