Brown smiled and shook his head after Circuit Judge Leonard Feiner refused to grant him bond May 22.

“It’s not fair man, it’s not fair,” Brown told his attorney, Bruce Lyons, after the hearing.

Brown’s wife, Whitney Houston, did not attend.

Brown spent five days in jail in 1998 and was placed on probation for a year after he was convicted of drunken driving in a 1996 accident. A warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest last June after his probation officer said Brown tested positive for cocaine.

Brown, who has a home in Mendham, N.J., was arrested May 10 at the airport in Newark, New Jersey, as he and Houston arrived from the Bahamas. He was then returned to Florida, where he has been held at the Broward County Jail without bond.