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Nicki Minaj's 2015 Court Testimony Transcript Outlines Meek Mill's Ongoing Parole Battle

The court documents reveal Minaj's sentiments during Meek's high-profile case.

On Nov. 8, 2017, Meek Mill began a two to four-year prison sentence in a Delaware County prison. The 30-year-old rapper was found guilty of violating his parole due to a scuffle at a St. Louis airport in March 2017. Five months later, he was detained for reckless endangerment for riding a dirt bike in New York City. During his parole case earlier this month, Judge Genece E. Brinkley said she gave the Philadelphia native "break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court," per Philly.com.

Since news of Meek - born Robert Williams - and his lengthy stint on parole resurfaced, thousands have shown their support in the form of petitions and a #FreeMeekMill rally in an effort to seek answers on his behalf. Past information that could possibly place Judge Brinkley's career in a negative space have also come to light - the FBI reportedly launched an investigation after Meek's legal team called for a probe into Brinkley's actions.

Now, since Williams' sentencing of solitary confinement, VIBE has obtained the court transcript of his former partner, Nicki Minaj's testimony during a Dec. 15, 2015 parole hearing for the MMG artist. Throughout the cross-examination conducted by Williams' former attorney Frank DeSimone and prosecutor Noel DeSantis, Minaj - born Onika Maraj - points out how a lack of adequate communication or clarification on the courts' end led to Williams' constant courthouse appearances. The pair were romantically linked at the time.

"Right now there's no one that really tells him what he can do. I don't even think he has an idea of, you know, what you would want to see him do or how we could all help in Philly," Maraj said to Judge Brinkley. "You know, we both have a strong fan base in Philadelphia. I really wish we could team up and go to the schools, speak to the kids, do free shows here, because he's such a great person. Like his lawyer said, he always credits you with saving his life, you know. He definitely knows that you've given him a chance to achieve his dreams and to take care of his family."

On Feb. 5. 2016, Dr. Damone Jones also testified on behalf of Williams' character. The senior pastor at Bibleway Baptist Church (West Philadelphia) and chair of the Board of Trustees for the Philadelphia Prison System said Williams was on a quest to turn his life around by mentoring "neglected children" at Wordsworth Academy.

"One young lady comes to mind about being raped, and he was able to try to help give her some kind of encouragement counsel," Jones said. "Another kid talked about some family issues in terms of being abandoned and neglected. He gave them encouragement...He really wanted to help the kids work through some of the issues."

Williams landed on a seemingly never-ending bout with parole at the age of 18 when he caught a drug and gun charge. When he was released after eight months, he managed to get his career up and running despite a 2012 arrest for marijuana possession. Shortly after the success of his debut studio album, Dreams and Nightmares, he landed back in court when he failed to get approval from Judge Brinkley to perform outside of his hometown. That placed him back in prison from July 2014 to December 2014.

Two years later, Williams reportedly failed to get the proper approval to travel outside of Philly and was tacked with 90 days of house arrest plus community service obligations, all stemming from his 10-year probation. The prosecutor alluded to the notion that Williams tried to keep up with Maraj's travel plans without getting written consent from his parole officer or Judge Brinkley. During her 2015 testimony, Maraj quickly disputed that claim.

"I know that you look on my Instagram and stuff like that, but I would be a fool to ask someone that I love to jeopardize his freedom to be with me," Maraj said. "We're going to be together regardless. I can fly anywhere he's at." The Pinkprint artist was then asked to explain Williams' stay in New York during Fashion Week 2015 when he was scheduled to travel to Miami for a performance, which he received approval for. Instead, prosecutor DeSantis said Williams remained with Maraj in NYC when he didn't have the permission to do so.

According to Maraj's recollection, she was aware of Williams' Miami obligation, but plans fell through when the "Pray For 'Em" rapper's engineer was unable to travel to the Florida city. "So we were like, 'Why would he fly to Miami and lose money and fly an entire entourage there?'" she questioned.

From New York City, Williams reportedly traveled back home to Philly, but even that gesture was a violation as Maraj was not aware that he needed the approval to do so. On Oct. 29, 2015, Judge Brinkley withdrew that mandate unbeknownst to Maraj.

"He's never purposely does anything or ever goes purposely against the rules or his violations," Maraj added. "He would never want to be away from his son and lose freedom just for a show or to be around me. Absolutely not."

Near the end of her testimony, the Queens native said a statement that Williams' supporters might find true. "I think there's so many ways that he could be utilized in Philly outside of going to jail," Maraj previously said. "I think that's really not beneficial."

Read the full testimony transcripts of Nicki Minaj and Dr. Damone Jones below.

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Lovick is one of the six remaining defendants in the case (five have already pleaded guilty). Authorities suggest Lovick was the shooter in the incident that occurred at the Barclays Center during Adrien Broner’s fight in April 2018. Previous reports alleged that 6ix9ine’s crew got into an altercation with Casanova’s posse, which resulted in shots being fired.

"In addition to the surveillance video, which shows the defendant discharging a firearm inside the Barclays Center, cooperating witnesses will testify about the defendant’s role in Nine Trey, in particular as a shooter for the gang who almost always carried a firearm," the legal documents say.

In Mar. 2019, Lovick filed a motion to have his charges dismissed. He stated that his initial arrest for a traffic stop, which led to the discovery of a firearm, was illegal. On Wednesday (April 17), the government filed a memorandum defending the search.

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Eva Marcille Tears Up As She Recalls Kevin McCall’s Alleged Abuse

Eva Marcille is opening up about her allegedly abusive relationship with ex, Kevin McCall, in light of the rapper’s recent arrest for domestic violence. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star stopped by The Rickey Smiley Show on Thursday (April 18), where she discussed the abuse she endured during and after her first pregnancy.

“It took me a lot of time to even be able to get up the courage to talk about it because it’s embarrassing,” she said. “Coming from where I come from and being as astute and courageous as I am, you always feel like, ‘it can never be me.’”

Marcille explained that she and McCall were not “really in love” before she became pregnant with their daughter, Marley. “It wasn’t a relationship that lasted long enough for me to really even know him,” she noted. Even so, it wasn’t long before their romance took a violent turn.

“[The abuse] didn’t start for me until I was pregnant with Marley. And then about a month after having Marley, it didn’t stop; it got worse,” she tearfully recalled. “And it got worse with her. The final straw was when Marley was actually in my arms once. And I was like, ‘I can’t do this no more.”

Marcille has since married someone else (she married Michael Sterling in Oct. 2018), but she suggested that her history with McCall is both triggering and relevant to this day.

As previously noted, McCall was arrested on Monday (April 15) for domestic violence against his current partner, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms. The “Deuces” artist was charged with one felony of injuring a spouse or cohabitant. According to jail records, McCall was released on Tuesday (April 16) after posting a $75,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 30.

In regards to his latest case, Eva said that her sympathy lies with the alleged victim. “I feel sorry for that girl… I feel bad for women who have to deal with that,” she said. “It’s actually not a laughable matter. It’s something that makes you feel so little… I hope that they keep his ass in jail.”

Watch the clips from Eva Marcille’s latest interview below.

 

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Justin Bieber Blasts Laura Ingraham Over Nipsey Hussle Comments

Justin Bieber is slamming Fox News anchor, Laura Ingraham, over her divisive comments about the late Nipsey Hussle.

"Absolutely disgusting what you did on national television," Bieber wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday (April 18). "How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on? Doesn't matter who it is. But disrespecting someone's who was a pillar in the community and did right by people?"

He added: "Did you not think about the family who just lost a loved one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period."

Bieber's criticism comes shortly after  T.I. and The Game slammed Ingraham on their social media accounts. “WE ALL GET OUR TURN TO LIVE THROUGH OUR OWN PERSONAL TRAGEDY... and watch how many people dance in the streets, laugh and crack distasteful inappropriate jokes when it’s YOUR TURN!!!! Karma is constant & the laws of reciprocity ARE IN ORDER," T.I. wrote in a post on Instagram.

Nip was a hero to the Los Angeles community, a business owner, and rapper, who was killed on Mar. 30. His passing caused an outpour of responses from the music and California communities.

Unfortunately, Ingraham did not do her homework before getting on her April 12 show to poke fun at Hussle’s funeral. She highlighted his song, “FDT,” which is short for “F**k Donald Trump,” as a way to justify why Nip shouldn’t be so beloved.

Ingraham has not responded to the recent call to action. Check out all of the reactions below.

 

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Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did on national television. How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on. Doesn’t matter who it is. But disrespecting someone’s who was a pillar in the community and did right by people? Did you not think about the family who just lost a love one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period. #repost #spreadawareness

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