The Philly rapper (real name: Robert Williams) appeared before a judge Monday (Aug. 18), requesting to be released in order to resume his career and support his son and 30-person entourage. Instead, the judge ordered that he to take anger management classes for what prosecutors called a parole office “tantrum” over travel restrictions, as well as a Twitter rant aimed at his parole officer and prosecutor. She also ordered him to take a parenting class.
Meek has been on probation for five years, as a result of a 2009 drug and gun case conviction, for which he served about a year of house arrest. During this time, he’s had issues with his probation.
The rapper failed a drug test in 2014 and featured a gun in a music video this year — both drawing concern from probation. His attorney explains that he had a prescription for the OxyContin after an injury and that the weapon used in the video was a water pistol, not an actual gun.
In July, Meek Mill was sentenced to three-to-six months in jail.