Meek Mill's lawyers file documents asking judge to step aside

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill have officially filed legal documents asking the judge who sentenced him to prison to step aside. This as support for the artist expands to new heights.

The hip hop star was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating his probation.

Judge Genece Brinkley issued that sentence despite the fact that the district attorney's office suggested no jail time.

Hundreds rallied at Philadelphia City Hall Monday in support of freeing Meek Mill who is now in a state prison near Harrisburg.

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Fans rally in support of rapper Meek Mill: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 6 p.m., November 13, 2017

Then on Tuesday, billboards and a tour bus popped up around the city with the words "Stand With Meek Mill."

The North Philadelphia native was convicted of gun and drug charges in 2008.

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