We definitely got our hopes up this time.
After hopes were high that Meek Mill would finally be released from prison, the rumors have been shut down by his attorney, Joe Tacopina. The rapper is currently serving a two-to-four-year sentence for violating his probation but it has been proven that one of his arresting officers is on a list of "corrupt cops." The rumors picked up steam quickly that Meek could potentially get out of jail as soon as Monday with T.I. sharing a headline that states exactly that. While it looked promising, the Philadelphia rapper will reportedly not be released next week.
Meek has been receiving support from the unlikeliest of sources as political figures have visited him, as well as Philadelphia 76ers team owner Michael Rubin. Attorney Joe Tacopina has been publicly open about the trial, speaking to us about the details of the case, and he is refuting claims that Meek could be released Monday. Vulture reports that Tacopina has stated that there is "no truth" to any rumors that his client will walk free next week. Meek is still scheduled to appear in court on April 16 for the post-conviction relief act that was filed earlier this year as his entire defense team hopes for the case to be overturned.
The trial has been controversial since it began, with Meek believing that the judge is biased against him. It remains to be seen if any updates arise in the rapper's case Monday as we will continue to keep you posted.