Meek Mill's lawyer has started the officially process to have the judge who sent the rapper back to prison removed from his probation violation case.
Last week (06Nov17), Pennsylvania's Judge Genece Brinkley ruled Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, should serve at least two years behind bars for breaking the terms of his probation from a 2008 drug and gun bust after agreeing to plea deals following two arrests earlier this year (17).
Lawyers for both the defense and prosecution were stunned by the harsh term, as the state representatives had recommended he be spared jail.
Meek's attorneys Brian McMonagle and Joe Tacopina have now filed papers seeking to have Brinkley taken off the case as they seek to appeal the punishment, citing inappropriate conduct, according to TMZ.com.
Brinkley is accused of holding a personal vendetta against the hip-hop star, after he reportedly refused her suggestions to record a cover of a Boyz II Men song and leave his management deal at JAY-Z's Roc Nation label to work with Charlie Mack, a Philadelphia music executive she reportedly had a business relationship with. Mack claims he doesn't know Brinkley.
The attorneys also argue the judge made a "surreptitious visit to the community service site" where Meek had been due to serve food to the homeless, a move they insist was inappropriate.
The news emerges hours after it was reported that Brinkley is currently under investigation by officials from the FBI over her alleged conduct.