Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, remains behind bars after his attorney was unable to convince a judge that their client should be granted an early release.
His lawyers had filed a petition on Thursday claiming that their case against their client was not strong enough and asking for a hearing within three days. Patrick J. Egan, a lawyer for Atlantic Records also wrote a letter to be accompanied with the petition:
“If the artist is unable to promote his album release, thousands of fans will be disappointed and potentially turn their interest to other artists,” Egan wrote, “which could prove devastating to this artist’s career and damaging to those who have worked and hoped to continue working with him over the course of that career.”
The rapper, 27, was sentenced to 3 – 6 months county jail last week for violating his probation which reportedly included mocking his probation officer, the Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis, and failing to turn up or arriving late for his probation hearings.
Meek Mill has had to cancel two concerts, one last Friday in Washington and another that had been set for tonight at Temple University Liacouras Center. It was to be his Homecoming Concert.