Meek Mill Denied Release At Appeals Hearing, Taken Out Of Protective Custody
Last month, Brinkley sentenced Mill to three-to-six months in Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility over inappropriate tweets about his parole officer, failing a drug test and appearing in a music video with a gun. Brinkley denied Mill’s appeal on the decision, a reversal that could have freed Meek yesterday. DJ Khaled and other members of Atlantic Records and Maybach Music Group were in attendance according to MTV’s Rob Markman.
Mill’s Defense lawyer Dennis Cogan argued that the MMG rapper failed his drug test due to a prescription for Oxycontin he obtained after sustaining an ankle injury. Also, Cogan argued that Meek has not incurred any new charges and the gun Mill brandishes in the music video was a water pistol.
Brinkley ordered Meek to undergo anger management classes as a condition of the sentencing. After Meek questioned if he would be able to start the classes while in protective custody, Brinkley agreed to remove Meek from protective custody according to Billboard.