Meek Mill was denied bail on Monday and according to the judge, it’s all because Meek is apparently a “flight risk.”
In court documents, Judge Genece Brinkley claims Meek is a “a danger to the community” which is why she denied him bail. She also thinks Meek might have tried to “beat the drug test” by doing some sort of cleanse.
And while Brinkley thinks to have a valid reason behind her keeping Mill locked up, it’s Meek’s lawyer who is claiming the decision rests solely in the ongoing mistreatment and resentment towards the rapper.
According to reports, during a hearing last year, Brinkley asked for Meek to do a remake of Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” and for him to give her a shout out. He, however, said no.
Mill’s attorney didn’t speak in length about the bail denial, but according to entertainment lawyer, Mitra Ahouraian, the judge’s decision to deny bail also might be because of the following reasons.
- Might Not Show Up To Court: “A judge will only grant bail if he/she is confident the Defendant will show up to his/her court date. Remember, bail puts money at risk – they lose the money if they don’t show,” Ahouraian tells HipHollywood. If Meek is “at risk,” then he could be a liability.
- Will He Go On A Drug Binge?: If judge believes Meek created on his drug test, she might have reason to believe the rapper will get out and go on a “binge” and miss his court date.
- Nature Of First Offense: Given the nature of the initial drug and gun case, judge might feel he is “a danger to the community, since he is accused of a violent crime. The concern is letting him out on bail would put the public at risk.”
Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend was sentenced to 2-4 years behind bars for violation of probation in a gun and drug case from 2008. Brinkley made the call after citing a failed drug test and failure to comply with a court order restricting the rapper’s travel.
The punishment seems a bit extreme and many people are suggesting it doesn’t fit the crime. Celebrities, including Kevin Hart and Jay Z have spoken out about the “unfair” and “unjust” ruling.