BREAKING: Judge Denies Meek Mill Release on Bail

Judge denied lawyers request Monday morning

December 4, 2017
Meek Mill during a game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks at Wells Fargo Center.

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A Philadelphia judge this morning denied a request made by lawyers for Meek Mill that would have allowed the rapper to be released from prison.

Late last month, an appeals court ordered controversial Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley to rule on the bail petition Mill’s lawyers filed weeks ago — and explain her reasons “without further delay.” The judge has reportedly ruled that Mill will stay behind bars because he is a "danger to the community."

Check back in with us as details continue to emerge in this ongoing case.

Meanwhile, the rapper was sentenced to up to four years behind bars last month for violating his probation. That ruling sparked outrage and and outpouring of support. Particularly vocal were many of Mill's peers, including JAY-Z, who has long been an outspoken critic of the judicial system.