Last week, a story surfaced that Jay-Z had convinced Meek Mill to call off a visit to the White House for discussion on prison reform at a Prison Reform Summit hosted by President Donald Trump. Participants included members of Congress, various activists, leaders and victims of the system.
According to TMZ, Meek reportedly received calls from other high-profile African-Americans voicing concern as well. “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,” Meek said. “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.”
But Meek has now made it clear that the story about Jay-Z calling him to cancel the visit is not true. In an interview with Power 99 radio station in Philly, the newly released rapper says (at the 11:45 mark) that the decision to not make the trip was his own and he did it because he felt the time was not right. He also spoke on prison reforms, being back in the studio, his time in jail, spending time with family and more.