This Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill break-up just won’t go away. Just one day after Meek’s request to have his questionable judge replaced was denied again, a new cover story features Minaj once again speaking about the rapper’s controversial case.
In an interview with Elle, Nicki doubles down on her previous comments she’s made about Judge Genece Brinkley. “I wouldn’t wish that on anybody,” Nicki told the magazine, referring to Meek’s decade-long legal battle stemming from a 2008 conviction. “But I’m also not gonna bad-mouth a judge who…because anything I say stays on the record.”
Nicki took things a step further, emphasizing with the judge detailing a moment that had: “I know that when I went there pleading for his freedom, I know that she spoke to me and was very sweet and maternal, and we both cried in her chambers, and she gave him another chance,” she said. “So I don’t know what’s going on.”
Not sure if Nicki is being petty or really sympathizing with her but these are the comments from her Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe back in April. “I will say that the judge in question did everything I asked of her,” Minaj said at the time. “So, I can’t bad-mouth her because I met her personally, and I know what she said to us. And he knows that, and I know that.”
During an interview with The Breakfast Club, Meek criticized Minaj for her comments to Lowe. “I wasn’t feeling that. She shouldn’t had said nothing. And we leave it at that,” he said. “I don’t feel no way. She know I wasn’t feeling that.”
Minaj’s new interview appears to also counter Meek and his lawyer’s claim that the judge asked Meek and Nicki to remix a Boyz II Men song. “She never asked me to sing,” Minaj told Elle.
Meek is currently out on bail before his appeal begins June 18. During the appeal, his lawyers plan to focus on the credibility of Philadelphia policeman Reginald Graham, who was the only witness to testify at the rapper’s trial in 2008. Graham has a history of dishonest behavior or racial bias when testifying, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.