Meek Mill Cancels Trip To White House After Talk With Jay-Z
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Meek Mill has decided to cancel a trip to the White House today (May 18) to talk about prison reform.
Meek was released on bail after five months in prison in April, after lawmakers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania overturned a judge's decision to keep him locked up for violating his probation linked to a 2008 drug and gun conviction.
His punishment was widely considered overly harsh, with Judge Brinkley being accused of having a personal vendetta against him.
Upon his release, Meek promised to use his platform to help others fight an "unjust situation."
The rapper planned to take his mission to the top, with a visit to the White House in Washington, D.C., but Jay-Z's advice, along with his well-known disdain for President Trump, has made Meek reconsider.
Meek is still fighting to have his original 2008 conviction for drug and gun charges dismissed, after two of the police officers who testified against him were named in a local corruption scandal.
He is due back in court in June.