Meek Mill may get some reprieve as pressure mounts on the judge to make a ruling on his bail petition.
The Dreamchasers rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, is currently serving 2-4 years in a Pennsylvania prison for probation violation. The sentencing handed down by Judge Genece Brinkley has been widely criticized by the rapper’s fans and his celebrity peers including JAY-Z and civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton. Meek’s attorneys have been fighting for his release since his sentence commence earlier this month and so far there is no breakthrough.
Meek Mill’s attorney filed a motion in the Pennsylvania Superior Court to have him release on an emergency bail. The High Court denied the motion but ruled that judge Genece Brinkley should hand down a ruling on his emergency bail application. Meek’s representative, Jordan Siev, told TMZ that the ruling a legal victory for the rapper and vowed to continue fighting for his freedom. “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,” Siev said. “We remain hopeful that Mr. Williams will be promptly released on bail.”
A bail hearing was originally scheduled for November 27th but was canceled by Judge Brinkley canceled who said it was set due to an administrative error. Meek Mill’s legal team also filed a motion to have her removed from the case arguing that she is tainted and carrying a grudge for the MC who is from the same part of Philly that she is from. If the judge denied his emergency bail then that narrows down Meek Mill’s legal option to get out of prison and will likely have to serve his 2+ years before ever tasting freedom again.
Prior to his prison stint, the MMG rapper was working on his upcoming album DC5.