PHILADELPHIA - BUT NO FREEDOM

The troubled rapper is held without bail in Philadelphia until a court hearing next month...

PHILADELPHIA - BUT NO FREEDOM
WU-TANG CLAN rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD is to be held without bail in a PHILADELPHIA prison until a court hearing next month to determine his extradition details.

According to US reports, the rapper, real name Russell Jones, will remain behind bars in Philadelphia, where he was arrested in a McDonalds car park last Monday (November 27) after fleeing a rehabilitation centre in California.

A court date of December 7 has been set to determine whether ODB will be extradited to back to California or to New York - where he has two outstanding warrants for allegations of crack cocaine possession.

A spokesperson for Philadelphia police told MTV that ODB would be held without bail because he is "obviously a flight risk".

ODB originally fled from the Impact House rehabilitation facility last month, where he had been since June after serving six months in county jail for violating his probation by drinking alcohol.

Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Michael O'Gara, who originally prosecuted ODB for parole violations, told MTV news that he thought it was likely ODB would be extradited to New York "based simply on geography".

Amazingly, while on the run, ODB made an appearance at the band's show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom last Tuesday (November 21).

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