Meek Mill’s lawyer’s filed a 147-page emergency motion for bail with the Pennsylvania Superior Court but was denied. Though his request was not approved, they did order Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley to make a ruling on the bail hearing “without further delay.”
Brinkley sentenced Meek to 2 to 4 years in prison after a probation violation. She has been criticized for giving the Philly rapper a “harsh” sentence in relation to the crime. Meek has been on probation since a 2008 drug and gun case and was arrested this yearfor popping wheelies in New York City and a fight at a St. Louis airport, the latter charge was later dropped. He also failed a drug test. People have been protesting and petitioning for his release. His legal team has plans to appeal.
Meek’s rep, Jordan Siev, tells TMZ, “We’re 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.”
Meek’s legal team previously asked that Brinkley step down from the case, alleging that she was making it “inappropriately personal” because she had yet to rule on his post-sentence motions, therefore blocking Meek from appealing. There were other reports that Brinkley was mad Meek wouldn’t give her a shout-out in a song or sign to a label owned by a personal friend of hers.
There’s no word on when Judge Brinkley will hold the bail hearing.