The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller and whose brothers are fellow rappers Master P and Silkk the Shocker, was convicted of the 2002 shooting death of 16-year-old Steve Thomas in Louisiana and was sentenced to life in prison in 2009. In 2018, questions were raised about Miller’s case when two witnesses recanted testimony, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. But in 2019, a Jefferson Parish judge denied Miller’s request to have his conviction in the nightclub killing overturned, the newspaper reported. The two witnesses said they were coerced into identifying Miller as Thomas’ killer.
Kardashian noted that evidence has been questioned in the case and eyewitnesses have since recanted their testimony pinning him to the crime. She also said there are claims that jurors were pressured to vote guilty.
“On January 18, 2002 a tragedy occurred when a young man was killed,” tweeted Kardashian. She said in the thread:
The next day Corey Miller was arrested for the murder. The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted. Since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has come to light, and there are claims of jurors being pressured into voting to convict. True justice for the young man requires that the person who actually killed him be held responsible and that Corey Miller he returned home to his kids.Today I’m teaming up with @MonicaDenise, @JessicaJackson and @EdyHaney to #FreeCoreyMiller.
Miller’s Brother Says ‘It’s Great’ Kardashian Is Getting Involved
Miller is the brother of Silkk the Shocker, a successful rapper and actor in the 1990s and 2000s signed under No Limit Records.
“I think it’s great,” Silkk the Shocker said in a phone interview with Heavy.
“I think at this point we’ve been trying so much. I welcome anybody who can help out and she has a lot of influence. I commend her for even trying to help out. The system is so hard. Someone like her can bring awareness to him and open doors. I think she could be help. People are talking about it and speaking about it.”
In 1999, Silkk the Shocker’s Made Man album went certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after selling over 3.5 million records in the United States and 5 million copies worldwide. He is excited to see Kardashian take action. “I think it’s good,” Silkk the Shocker said.
Miller’s Other Brother Is No Limit Records Founder Master P
Miller is also the brother of Master P, founder and CEO of the independent record company No Limit Records. A successful rap artist with multiple Grammy awards, Master P also oversaw the record label and film arm of his brand.
Master P also has a longtime connection with the NBA. In 1998, he was signed to a preseason contract by the Charlotte Hornets. In 1999, he got a similar deal with the Raptors. He never appeared in an NBA game, however. He had a brief stint in the CBA, with the Fort Wayne Fury, as well as in the International Basketball League and the American Basketball Association.
He appeared in the NBA’s Celebrity Game over All-Star weekend twice, in 2008 and 2017.
Like his brother Silkk the Shocker, Miller was signed to Master P’s No Limit label and put out hits in the ’90s with notables like Snoop Dogg, Lil Boosie, Papoose, Krayzie Bone and Magic.