Meek Mill Will No Longer Visit the White House For Trump's Prison Reform Summit
Since his release from jail, Meek Mill has adamantly expressed his desire to be the voice and catalyst for prison reform. In hopes of projecting his vision for change, Mill was scheduled to visit the White House on Friday to speak on a panel highlighting prison reform, per TMZ, but ultimately pulled out last minute. According to Mill, his main concern was that news of he and Trump linking up for the prison summit would overshine the actual mission at-hand.
"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," Mill says in a statement to Billboard. "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 discussions. 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.”
Last month, Meek was released from jail after the officer who arrested him back in 2007 was found on a secret DA list that highlights dirty cops. Last November, Meek was sentenced two to four years in prison for violating his probation. Meek spent five months in jail and was awarded bail April 24.