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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2016 file photo, rapper Meek Mill appears at the Power 99 Powerhouse 2016 concert in Philadelphia. Meek Mill and a Connecticut theater are being sued over a fatal shooting outside the venue following a concert in December. The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper Meek Mill will stay in prison

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A Pennsylvania court has denied rapper Meek Mill's request to post bail and be released from prison.

Mill was sentenced to prison for a minimum of two years for violating probation on an almost decade-old gun and drug case.

His case was originally being handled by Pennsylvania's Superior Court, but was handed down to a lower court for the decision.

The sentence has been criticized for being extreme. Mill's legal team previously has asked for his release and for the Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley to be recused from the case.

Around Philadelphia and on social media people are supporting the rapper saying, 'Stand with Meek Mill' and are using the hashtag #FreeMeekMill.

Celebrities from Mill's rival Drake to Rev. Al Sharpton have spoken in support of his release.

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