On April 13, 2018, Nicki Minaj promoted her new singles “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” in an interview with Zane Lowe on the music radio station Beats 1, which is owned and operated by Apple Inc. During the interview, the rapper talked about her former boyfriend Meek Mill.
Minaj and Mill broke up in 2017. After their breakup, the latter was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a gun and drug case.
Mill’s lawyers believe that the judge who handled the case had a personal vendetta against Minaj’s former boyfriend. Minaj maintained her silence about the issue until her interview with Lowe.
“I don’t wanna talk about legal things,” Minaj said. “I will say that the judge in question did everything I asked of her 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.”
According to Minaj, Mill’s mother was always sweet to her during their relationship. Minaj said seeing Mill’s mother cry made her shed tears.
But Minaj clarified that she “wouldn’t wish jail on anybody.” Currently, Mill is in Chester, Pennsylvania as an inmate at the State Correctional Institution.
When Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill in a Philadelphia court on November 6, 2017, she cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel. She claimed that she has been trying to help him for around a decade.
In a phone interview with Page Six, Mill referred to himself as a “political prisoner.” He explained, “Yes, I’m frustrated there’s no way in a million years I could get a fair trial in front of this judge.”
“Yeah, I am angry,” Mill continued. “But I am a prisoner of politics. Me being in this situation has brought light to the people who are serving time because of other corrupt cops.”
Meanwhile, watch the music video of “Chun-Li” by Minaj here: