Meek Mill’s request for emergency bail denied

Philadelphia rapper was sentenced this month for violating probation

Meek Mill’s request to be freed and allowed to post bail from prison has been denied.

Mill’s lawyers made an emergency request yesterday (November 28) after making claims that Judge Genece Brinkley hadn’t responded to any of their appeals.

However, the Pensilvania Superior Court declined the request and urged Brinkley to issue her own decision on granting Mill bail.

Speaking to NBC News, an attorney for Mill said: “We are pleased that the Superior Court took immediate action to direct the Court of Common Pleas to decide on the application for bail without further delay.”

“We remain hopeful that Mr. Williams will be promptly released on bail.”

Earlier this month, Meek Mill was granted a bail hearing after he was sentenced to two to four years in jail for violating his probation on a 2008 gun and drug case.

Mill has been arrested twice this year – for misdemeanour assault charges in March and reckless driving and reckless endangerment in August – and while the charges for those two arrests have since been dropped, the incidents led to this review of his probation, in which the judge cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel.

On November 19, longtime rival Drake declared his support for Mill, after praising an audience member wearing a ‘FREE MEEK MILL’ t-shirt at his concert in Melbourne, Australia.

Following Mill being sent to prison, Jay-Z slammed the sentence as “unjust and heavy-handed”.

Mill has recently defended himself from the accusation that his lyrics promote violence by quoting Bruce Springsteen.