Meek Mill faces legal setback as judge denies bail request and brands rapper 'a danger to the community'
Meek Mill will remain in jail after being denied bail by a Philadelphia judge Friday.
The Philly-bred rapper's bid for freedom was refused after judge Genece Brinkley determined the ?RICO hitmaker a 'flight risk' and 'a danger to the community.'
Mill's attorney says they plan to appeal her ruling, saying it continues a 'long pattern of unfair treatment.'
A legal setback:?Meek Mill will remain in jail after being denied bail by a Philadelphia judge Friday (above November 4) who said the rapper 'a danger to the community' and a flight risk
The Whatever You Need rhymer and lawyers are currently trying to overturn the celeb's - real name?Robert Rihmeek Williams - two to four year prison sentence for violating his probation.
Fighting back: The rapper is trying to overturn the celeb's 2 to 4 year sentence violating his probation. His mugshot is above
The chart-topping rapper's probation officer and a prosecutor had recommended he not be jailed.
But during the hearing judge Brinkley also suggested that Meek's clean drug test was suspect, explaining the 30-year-old could have had help from a 'detox' product known as 'fast flush.'
Her decision comes after the state Superior Court last week told her to act 'without further delay' on a two-week-old request to free the rapper.
Mill was sentenced last month for violating probation initially stemming from a 2008 drug and gun conviction, for which he served eight months and was put on five-year probation.
Mill breached the terms of this probation in 2015 by booking an out of state concert without getting the court's permission and not giving his probation officer his correct phone number. As a result he was jailed for five months and his probation was extended for five more years.
However this past year he was arrested twice - for allegedly assaulting an airport employee, and reckless endangerment after he was filmed speeding and doing stunts on a motorcycle on a New York street.
Despite both cases being dropped in court, they were taken as evidence of probation violation by the judge.
Even playing field? Mill's attorneys (Brian McMonagle seen with the star above on November 4) say they plan to appeal her ruling, saying it continues a 'long pattern of unfair treatment'
Against recommendations: Though the star's?probation officer and the prosecuting attorney had recommended he not be jailed, judge?Genece Brinkley denied the rapper's (performing in September above) request for bail
Mill's imprisonment sparked backlash in opinion pieces, rallies, billboards and bus ads.
Many fellow celebs have taken up his cause.
After receiving what many thought to be a wildly unfair sentence on November 4, Jay Z used his 20million follower Facebook page to speak out.?
'The sentence handed down by the Judge -- against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer -- is unjust and heavy handed,' he wrote.
'We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career,' the message concluded.?
Speaking out against injustice: After receiving what many thought to be a wildly unfair sentence on November 4, Jay Z (seen with the rapper in a Monday Instagram) used his 20million follower Facebook page to speak out
#FreeMeekMill: The Black Album rhymer wrote 'We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career' in the stirring post
Comedian Kevin Hart was also among the first to send Meek support.?
'?Praying for my brother @meekmill right now. God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I'm here for you man!!!! My brother for life...Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass...Stay strong & keep your head up,' he wrote on Instagram.?
Rapper Nipsey Hussle,?Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, and DJ Envy also spoke out in support of Meek.
The All Eyes On You rapper famously dated rap royalty Nikki Minaj, briefly igniting a high-profiled feud with Canadian superstar Drake which was ostensibly about the Pink Print princess.
Old flame: The All Eyes On You rapper famously dated rap royalty Nikki Minaj (above August 2016), briefly igniting a high-profiled feud with Canadian superstar Drake which was ostensibly about the Pink Print princess
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