UPDATE: May 18 @ 10.45am
Meek Mill didn’t fall the jig. The Philly rapper will not be visiting the White House after all.
“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,” said Meek via a press statement. “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.”
As for why Meek is heading to the house that Trump is sullying, it’s unclear.
According to TMZ, there is no word on who exactly the Philly rapper will be meeting with, and the assumption is that his visit will have something to do with prison reform.
White House employee who lost his security clearance Jared Kushner has been pushing prison reform, even though to many it leaves much to be desired.
TMZ also notes that some celebrities have hit up Meek and urged him not to go.
In other news, Meek will be at Hot 97’s Summer Jam.
Meek Mill Will NOT Be Visiting The White House So Event Can Only Focus On Prison Reform was originally published on hiphopwired.com