Jay-Z got in Meek's ear before he made a hasty decision he would otherwise regret. Meek Millhas been taking his newfound political responsibility very seriously that he even considered meeting Donald Trump face to face to discuss prison reform. His bags were packed and set to go, until a late night call from Jay-Z thwarted his plans.
The Philly rapper was set to participate in Donald Trump's "Prison Reform Summit." The President-elect hopes to bridge the gap between Congress and public opinion on the Criminal Justice System. Sensing a dead end, Jay-Z called the Philly rapper to help persuade him otherwise. Jay-Z's rationale was that a visit to the White House would be bad for his image and for the cause Meek has helped establish. TMZ also reports that other prominent members of the African American Intelligentsia also contacted Meek Mill with similar words of apprehension.
Meek 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."
Since Meek is only beginning to yield his political clout, it's good that he's surrounded by individuals with years under their belt. Meek never the less remains "fully committed to improving our criminal justice system." He'll live to see, or fight another day.