Judge Denies Meek Mill’s Petition for New Trial

The judge who allegedly asked rapper Meek Mill to cover a Boyz II Men song for her denied him a new trial on Monday, according to Vulture. Judge Genece Brinkley did not grant the 31-year-old rapper a retrial after an “in-depth review of the record, court history, notes of testimony and evidence submitted at the evidentiary hearing,” court documents state. “Judge Brinkley made clear during the hearing on June 18th that she had already decided the matter,” Mill’s lawyer Joe Tacopina said. Mill’s legal team accused Brinkley of showing bias last year when she sentenced him to 2 to 4 years in jail for violating probation. They claim she handed him the stiff sentence because Mill refused to cover the Boyz II Men hit “On Bended Knee” and give her a shoutout in the song. The rapper’s legal problems stem from a decade-old drug and firearm charge that has resulted in lingering probation issues.