PHILADELPHIA — Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that’s kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade.
They say the city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on a parole violation has a grudge against the performer.
City prosecutors agree. They’ve filed a motion supporting his bid to toss the conviction and be retried under a new judge.
The 32-year-old, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, has become a voice for criminal justice reform. He spent four months in prison on the violation before being released last year.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft became something of a champion for Mill, visiting him in prison and speaking out on behalf of the rapper.