Raw Hollywood reported that Meek Mill was scheduled to make a visit to The White House today (May 18th) to speak about prison reform. Celebrity peers had urged him not go & after much convincing none other than Jay-Z was able to successfully convince him not to make an appearance.
More deets below.
Meek was originally going to Washington D.C. because President Trump was hosting a Prison Reform Summit that would be attended by congress, some activists & actual people who have been affected by the law system. Reports are saying that late Thursday night Meek received a called from Jay-Z who told him that he should not attended because meeting with the president wouldn't be good & would be a major issue for his public image & the overall cause.
Meek also received many calls from some high-profile African Americans who are also down for the cause & boldly voiced their opinions on why he should not go. After news spread that he didn't attend he spoke with TMZ on why he made the decision.
"I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House to help shed light on the issues within the system. Unfortunately, the focus turned to the president and myself which concerned me that it might take away from creating a positive result from today's discussion."
Meek adds, "As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantly I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system."
It was not only Jay-Z who help to persuade the decision not to go, but it was also other people who also helped him to this conclusion.
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