Superior Court Rejects Meek Mill Bail Request but Orders Philadelphia Judge to Act 'Without Delay'
The musician's legal team had reportedly asked the judge on the case to step down
According to the AP, the rapper’s legal team asked that Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley step down from the case, alleging she has made the case “inappropriately personal” because she had yet to rule on his post-sentence motions, therefore blocking Mill from appealing.
However, on Tuesday, court documents procured by Philadelphia’s KYW radio station revealed Pennsylvania Superior Court denied the 147-page emergency motion for bail, saying, “applications relating to bail…shall first be presented to the lower court.”
Mill’s lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.
Earlier this month, the 30-year-old musician — born Robert Rihmeek Williams — was sentenced to two to four years in prison after violating the terms of his probation on a decade-old gun and drug charge by being arrested twice this year.
“I met with Meek this morning and he asked me to thank his family, friends and fans for their love and support,” Mill’s lawyer Brian McMonagle told PEOPLE exclusively following the Nov. 6 sentencing. “We fully intend to right this terrible wrong and bring him home.”
Mill entered the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution on Nov. 8.
“What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day,” JAY-Z wrote in an impassioned Nov. 17 New York Times op-ed. “Instead of a second chance, probation ends up being a land mine, with a random misstep bringing consequences greater than the crime. A person on probation can end up in jail over a technical violation like missing a curfew.”