• Meek Mill Gets Denied In Court, Judge Won’t Allow Him To Pack For Miami

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    Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill appeared in court this week for a review of his etiquette progress after being required to take classes a few months ago.

    According to reports, there were some positives from Meek’s in-court session.

    Gail Madison, head of the Madison School of Etiquette and Protocol in Huntingdon Valley, gave a glowing review of her one and only four-hour session with Williams, whom she said was a willing pupil. “I felt very certain at the end of the four hours that he had a firm grasp of the information,” Madison said, describing a list of topics, including handshaking, eye contact, dressing for success, international protocol, domestic behavior and impression management. Madison said she and Williams talked in-depth about being responsible and separating his personal life from his public identity. Williams, who received a certificate for the session, also received a 119-page binder that addresses how to deal with challenges specific to the music industry. (Philly)

    Despite the progression, Judge Genece Brinkley did not give Meek permission to relocate down South.

    While giving Williams some leeway, Brinkley denied a request from his attorney Gary Silver to allow the North Philadelphia native to relocate to Miami, home of his record label, Maybach Music Group. His next scheduled court date is Jan. 31. “I’m looking forward to getting back to seeing you every six months,” Brinkley said. Williams has been on probation since 2009, when he was paroled after spending about six months in jail for a 2008 conviction for drug dealing and gun possession. Williams said the training “made sense” and that he learned a lot. (Philly)

    Back in December, Mill received some bad news about how much he could travel in light of legal issues.

    Williams, a 25-year-old North Philly street rapper with a growing reputation as the “next big thing,” was supposed to be in Los Angeles on Wednesday to appear on the Conan O’Brien show, his last U.S. stop before ending 2012 in Africa with shows in Lagos, Nigeria, and Libreville, Gabon. But Williams is on probation for a 2008 gun-and-drug conviction for which he needs to periodically appear in Philadelphia courts. Judge Genece Brinkley’s ruling today ensures his tour will be limited to the streets of North Philadelphia. At issue was a request by Williams to lift a ban on travel for concert and other related appearances. (Philly)

    He also had a court meeting a month prior to address past gun and drug-related charges.

    Philly rapper Meek Mill will be back in court on Monday. Prosecutors tell us he has a status hearing on his prior gun and drug charges. We are also told the judge is not happy with the rapper who, earlier this month, told the judge he missed a court appearance because he was trapped in New York after Hurricane Sandy. But, that same day, Meek Mill was pulled over in Philadelphia, detained in a jail cell, and tweeted a picture about the incident. (My Fox Philly)

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