Meek Mill cancels White House visit

Rapper was due to talk about prison reform tonight (May 18)

Meek Mill has cancelled a scheduled trip to the White House to discuss prison reform tonight (May 18).

The rapper, who was released from jail last month following a lengthy campaign that saw many high-profile figures offering their support, was set to attend the Prison Reform Summit being held by President Trump.

But he decided to cancel the trip, saying his presence may have ”taken away” from the importance of the meeting.

He told TMZ: ”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 discussions.

”As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantIy I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system.”

Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison five months ago after he violated the terms of his parole stemming from a drug and weapons conviction in 2008.

He was granted bail last month.

Earlier this month, the rapper said he and Drake have “moved past” their long running beef and he thanked him for backing the campaign for his release from jail.