A dance party has erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia as the city’s district attorney says rapper Meek Mill’s convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial.
The district attorney’s announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release Mill on bail.
His lawyers say they will reach out to a higher court to get their client released.
Philadelphia-born Mill was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.
Mill’s lawyers have unsuccessfully appealed the sentence multiple times and have called for Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case.
A group of supporters are rallying outside of the courthouse and celebrated the announcement from the district attorney.
— Today'sLoop (@TodaysLoop) April 16, 2018
Impromptu dance party at #FreeMeekMill rally. This comes after DA office voices their position to vacate the conviction. @MeekMill defense team on way to file bail motion with higher court (FYI: bad language in this video) pic.twitter.com/dmf0yHR1vj
— Kristen Johanson (@KristenJohanson) April 16, 2018
— Lauren Dawn Johnson (@LaurenDawnFox29) April 16, 2018