By Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has denied Meek Mill’s motion for bail, but an appeal is still pending.

His defense filed the application and an appeal last week to the higher court.

Meek Mill

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The ongoing legal battle stems from 2008 drug and gun charges in Philadelphia.

The city judge sent the rap artist him to jail for two to four years, after violating probation multiple times.

His defense attorneys have claimed the judge has been inappropriate with Meek Mill, and have based their appeal on alleged misconduct in the courtroom.