Meek Mill will no longer visit the White House for Trump’s Reform Summit, Billboard is reporting.
According to the music site, the rapper who was recently released from prison was scheduled to visit the White House on Friday to speak on a panel highlighting prison reform, but he pulled out at the last minute, his reason being that the news of he and Trump linking up at the 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.”
Recall that last November, Meek was sentenced two to four years in prison for violating his probation. He spent five months in jail and was awarded bail April 24, and ever since has been pushing for prison reform.