Robert Kraft and Meek Mill

Rapper Meek Mill has backed out of a visit to the White House to attend a panel discussion on prison reform. According to published reports, Mill canceled his visit on Friday after speaking to rapper Jay Z.

Mill said he backed out of the visit to shift the focus from himself to prison reform.

"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 Mill, whose legal name is Robert Rihmeek Williams.

"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."

He added, "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."

Mill was released from a Pennsylvania prison in April after serving 5 months of a 2-4 year sentence for violating the terms of his probation. At the time he said he would be a powerful voice to help change the criminal justice system.

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  • DETROITTOATL

    Way to intercept Jay.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    jay is his mentor now? i read that he paid meek’s bills during his most recent incarceration. i wish him well...

  • Trey

    This is how you know Meek is a puppet....its one thing to go to the White House for a celebration of a sports team...its another thing to talk about policy....Meek played himself

  • FukkFolks2018

    Dearest Bobby:

    Now dissassociate yourself from Bob Kraft and you might be in biz.

    Good luck to your dumb ass.

    Your sister in Christ,
    Kdub

  • deadellamore

    THANK GOD! We all know Trump likes to use us for a good photo opp. Don't get suck into the sunken place Meek. #RESIST

  • Mints

    He seen what happened to Kanye. That Grand dragon energy is contagious

  • Marlika

    I honestly don’t believe this dude actually cares about prison reform at all. He’s just doing it to look good. I’ve worked with dudes who did hard time and are very active in prison reform. It all seems so fake. ?????

  • Miss Thang

    Jay is a fool. Meek should have gone and spoke about his experience. He could have made a real difference and influenced thought. How are you going to talk about having a seat at the table, then when you're invited, you decline the invitation? This is so immature and misguided.I don't know what these people are thinking, but black people are not in power AT ALL. We don't get to set the rules at this point, but you can have influence if you ACTUALLY SHOW UP.
    Now, these fools only have dumbass blacks like Kanye and Candace Owens and Ben Carson to talk to.

  • XoXo

    Out here looking real stupid in that fact that he accepted the invitation in the first place!!! In case anyone doesn’t see what’s going on here, Dump is tryna reel in weak black men in the industry, to get them on his side. WE SEE YOU DUMP!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?? find you a fool Meek weak Mills

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    So you know that ninja full of shyt ... Meek old Play the victim azz is thee same breed .... Puzzay

  • Mints

    He riding the wave right now. We'll see once all the hype dies down if he's really down for the cause

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The emasculated black man... The ones that don't give a fugg about self worth... Pay close attention to that.. .

  • hi-liter

    All this to throw in Obama’s face that the “blacks” have more love for him than they did for Barry.

  • Trey

    we call this "group thought".....

  • Trey

    So going on a urban radio station to talk about prison reform is better than going to the white house where policy is set?

    Typical sheep mentality

  • Logan Roberts

    What has Meek done since being released? One out of ten former inmates actually walk the talk.

  • Roxie Moxie

    The private prison industrial complex is very real and the people and entities behind it will go to surprising lengths to sustain it.

    The commercial rap industry is a prime example of the "pipeline to prison" theory. How about we change the content of the music for starters? Record labels (such as Interscope's Death Row) was probably one of the biggest culprits of "gangsta rap". The notion that there may be a connection between a company that glorifies crime as entertainment and a company that manufactures weapons and invests in prison-for-profit is disturbing to say the least.

  • hi-liter

    Meek should have gone and spoke about his experience.
    _______________________________________

    For what? You really think that guy in the WH really cares about black men in particular and prison reform? It would have been a good chance for Dump to take pics with neggas and say the “blacks” as he says supports him.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Trying to portray this weak ninja as some kind of martyr or something and sat up there in the jail housing crying the whole time... Hell naw we don't need your weak azz starting no movement ... Straight avoids fault and responsibility ... Nicka bye ...

  • Roxie Moxie

    Wow. You painted with a BROAD brush with that one!

    Typical assumptions. lol You should ask questions first before assuming what someone meant by their comment. That makes you look like you're looking for an argument. Just saying.

  • hi-liter

    And you think Dump actually cares? ??? I’m inclined to believe the person that actually lived it.

  • Miss Thang

    Kanye thought like that before meeting with Trump. or these niggas are just weak.

  • Trey

    Meek...if you actually cared about prison reform you would have gone to the white house....you fallin for the okie doke...

  • Dowoop

    He doesn't. He was just saying what he needed to so people would feel sorry for him.

  • MissHarlem
  • Dun Dilly

    I would not show either if I had VIOLATED my PROBATIONS on multiple times.

  • Roxie Moxie

    You mean "groupthink"?

  • TMW

    Upvote 10x. Totally see that! Because EVERYTHING Trump does is totally self-serving. Not to mention he’s a racist, so he’s not being bothered with black folk unless it somehow benefits him.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hell I say find another spokesperson because this is just actually fugging ignorance .... A simp as a Martyr ... Cries cries.... There are so many men hell other artist that can take up this role. .. And they do by being the example .. This one here is not an example for the cause .... Smh

  • Logan Roberts

    Like most prisoners do.

  • Dun Dilly

    THANK YOU! I'm confused w how BLK LIBS expect any REAL reform to happen??? I guess going on BREAKFAST CLUB will change laws?

  • Dun Dilly

    THANK U!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Trace da Ace

    See the thing is....he was not wrongfully jailed.....he violated his probation...and not just once or twice...so how is he now the voice of the folks when it comes to this? He has not been wrongfully accused....he has not been wrongfully jailed.....I feel like it was in his best interest to bow out....Jay Z probably told him that he is not in a position to speak......Meek...focus on your court date and try to make some music in the meantime.....moving on!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. This President hasn't shown any genuine concern for the issues that affect black America.

  • TMW

    Ummm, if it doesn’t have anything to do with rich folk getting richer, this White House don’t care. You really think Meek Mill going to the White House would result in anything more than a self serving tweet from Donald Trump with 1/2 truths about how much the rappers love him?? He paints in broad strokes too.

  • Roxie Moxie

    I know we must start somewhere, but you think that Meek Mills going to the white house to discuss reform and that these white people REALLY care about that sh*t? Especially when the majority of people in prison are minorities? The prison system has LONG been locking up innocent people and wasting their good years only to find out they have been innocent the whole time. Why no reform then?

    Prison systems have been operating for a long time and NOW they care about changing it? I'm skeptical, as usual. lol I will believe it all when I see it all. *shrugs*

  • Roxie Moxie

    THANK YOU SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was waiting for some smart cookie to get it! Thanks!

  • MissHarlem

    When I tell you I'm over him ?

  • Dun Dilly

    SADLY: Y'all out here hating on MEEK going to the WH to holla at CHEETO...yet it was the CLINTON's Incarceration Laws that put all the 90's nikkas in jail....NOW, by a show of hands, WHO VOTED FOR HILLARY???

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's actually a very eloquent, well written statement. I wonder if Meek wrote it himself.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Right. Aren't there any neutral spokespersons who aren't in the music industry? Where Al Sharpton at??? LMAO I kid, I kid....but for real. Let's just see how this all plays out. Get yo popcorn ready! hahaha

  • hi-liter

    None of them do.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Nope. He has a ghostwriter. LOL

  • Dun Dilly

    Oftentimes "CELEBRITY" actually works when they appear before Congress, it gives a public platform for different issues. MEEK going to the WH could have shed a light on the issues. BUT we will never know cause his ass was really faking it.

  • Roxie Moxie

    True. In my opinion, I think celebs just need to stay away from politics. Hindsight has shown that it does more harm than good. At least, in the more recent events.

  • imright

    thank u ??????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. I think Donald would used him for PR/publicity the same way he uses Kanye West.

    Let's not forget he appointed an Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who has shown ZERO interest in prison reform.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Meek Mill is giving me Reverend Martin Luther King Jr vibes up top. Ol' I Had A Dream looking arse nicca.

  • Dkwitty

    Ugh. This dude is a clown. Another T.I. he is not some poor innocent black man who was profiled and got pinned with some bogus charges. He is a criminal and a lowlife. He thought the rules didn't apply to him because he's a rapper. Making this scum out to be some martyr while demonizing the black female judge. Makes me sick.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile okay .... sat up there crying in the jail house and wants to play martyr now.... This one can be sold to highest bidder .. This Ninja has news reporters politicians and Jay up through there visiting he is not fooling me. .. Telling ya folks like him can be sold to highest bidder

  • FukkFolks2018

    I been over Bobby

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ? chile

  • Dun Dilly

    I agree that they should stay away if all they are doing is tweeting...but to actually GO to WH and talk to the law makers is REAL opportunity to make something, anything happen.

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  • Rayne

    There it is.

  • Kemi

    Did he conveniently backed off because he’s enjoying a little piece of freedom & not passionate anymore to fulfill his promise or his objectives are not aligned with Dump? I have a funny feeling it’s the former. ?????

  • Rayne

    And he will.?

  • MissHarlem

    Damn vulture ass. He better get on with this foolishness

  • Dun Dilly

    HISTORY FACTS!
    Even MARTIN LUTHER the KING had to go sit with then president LBJ (old school Racist) to push the CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS through to LAW. Some of y'all need to quit with this "scared to go to the WH bs" ....what type of bitchassery is this???

  • MissHarlem

    Girl I been over him since they had the rap like meek challenge ?? funny

  • Roxie Moxie

    I can agree with that.

  • PhillyFacts

    Meek need to stop "prison reform", this dude needed self reform years ago and he wouldn't have made it back to prison in the first place.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Phillyfacts spittin' facts. lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    be protesting with this looser ... police round the protester up he would sell the protesters out to save his own azz.. . Meek weak puzzay mills can get thee fugg on ... He can be sold...

  • Renee26

    He's right...they can accomplish more without him. Dump wanted the photo op fugg him and his staff

  • PhillyFacts

    lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Mill said he backed out of the visit to shift the focus from himself to prison reform.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Good Idea.. I don't know what good will really be accomplished since this is a Trump sponsored event. The only outcome I see coming from this is a photo-op for Trump and his Negro Flunkies...

  • Miss Thang

    self reform lol

  • Miss Thang

    I voted for Bernie, then Dump.

  • KLo

    Good! Trump cares nothing about blacks and would've used MM as a political tool

  • KLo

    exactly

  • Miss Thang

    This generation of blacks have no backbone. They only want to call out Trump on award shows and on the internet. Not where it actually matters. They forgot this country belongs to all of us. Take your places!

  • FOR COMMENT

    it doesn't matter who is at the white house. If you really want real change and you are invited to take a seat at the table you go---.period. If this is the case we would have never gotten anywhere in history.

  • Dun Dilly

    I think they have no clue of their HISTORY, American History, Political History either. I'm nervous for them.

  • Stationarity

    The original indictment(or whatever it’s called) was false, therefore he was wrongfully jailed from the beginning. There was ONE witness, who turned out to be a corrupt cop. Also, how long should one be on probation? I don’t believe criminals should get a slap on the wrist or cry when they violate probation and have to go to jail but why do we have people on ten year probations? In your opinion, what kind of charges are worthy of five and ten year probations?

  • EMILY POST

    Why would he back out of a conversation with the white house if they were willing to talk to him about an issue he feels or claims he is so passionate about??? Uhmmmm Ohhh its not fitting the Hollywood Democratic narrative the black people have to fall in line with to get work in the Entertainment industry!!!! .... LMAOOO so much for free thought... The powers that be want blacks to only have Democratic Allies.. so blacks will forever be indebted to the liberals... The only time they can speak with someone else of power is if they give the ok... lol So much for freedom of speech if its not pre determined by those who control Hollywood and their collusion with the Democratic Party.

  • Victorious82

    Prison reform? Meek ain’t done with the inside of a jail cell. Wasn’t that last year he had his goons jump Safaree? He’s the epitome of a thug. He’ll be back in prison for doing some ignorant ish again. He’s his own worst enemy. I give em a year, 2 years tops.

  • Jethro

    It would've been a waste of his time, Trump ain't reforming shit.

  • Elevated Soul

    President Trump is willing to do what no other President has done and that is tackle Prison Reform.From what I gather, Meek Mill was going to meet with President Trump but backed out, after the former drug dealer Jay-Z talked him out of it. No doubt,he got the memo to give Meek the order to stand down.

    Black politicians/ Poverty Pimps/Poverty Preachers and whatever else won't meet with President Trump because you are too busy being mad at the President because someone told you to be mad....Prison affect Blacks disproportionately and yet Black Democrats are running around stomping your d@mn feet being mad and you don't even know what for.....

    You allow drug dealers/felons like TI/Jay-Z and Spike Lee to make you give up your seat at the table yet you say the "coons" are Black Independents and /Republicans,I beg to differ......Latinos and everybody else is at the table except the supposed Black Caucus....I Thank God that Pastor Scott/ Shirley Husar and other REPUBLICANS will be meeting with the President talking Urban Revitalization. Atleast THEY care about The Black Condition.

    There are Black people in prison now who could use Prison reform but won't get the attention they need because of Democratic Politics.

  • Elevated Soul

    The only thing these niggaz do is talk talk talk.

    Meanwhile I'm quite sure there are some prisoners in prison for an unjust amount of time, who could have really used a representative because clearly no Democrats are representing them.

  • ALLMINE?

    I know Trump thinks blacks folks are crazy as hell. ??? i would never address a black person if I was him. Y'all painting this man as Hitler..

  • Dowoop

    And Meek is not someone that lived it. He deserved to be in jail and he wasn't even in there all that long.

  • hi-liter

    I don’t care if he was only there one day, he lived it, plus the dummy he was going to see is the one who deserves to be locked up.

  • brillant smith

    Wys

  • Mike Love

    That’s what politicians do black or white resist what, tax reform secure borders people getting bonuses non nuclear North Korea cutting funding for planned parenthood where so many babies of color were aborted ?????

  • Mike Love

    Truth

  • Allihave2say

    Meeks only concern was for himself to GET OUT! He's a wimp who earned his ticket to prison pretending to be a bad ass in the streets. When his bus dropped him off in a real thug nation he couldn't handle it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    All of this !

  • EMILY POST

    So TRUE.... Watch the Actions of Black Media Outlets when anybody tries to work with groups outside the Democratic party they are attacked. I listen to Urban Radio stations who are Cheerleaders for the Democratic Party and Agenda cause they are owned by their liberal daddies.... They steal Internet conversations I even heard Dumborats in media try to call people who want to talk to the white house PAWNS... LMAOOOOOO They trying to flip and steal blog conversations to confuse their followers. repeating stuff back. When the black Celebs and Hollywood do the bidding for the party.

  • XoXo

    The habitual charges.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Xcept con-ye is a bad look & good example of bad publicity is a real thing
    *(in the pr world "all publicity is good publicity" was a delusional belief for decades )

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Ask them that anytime they floss, flex, stunt or shining shining shining

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Lol. Right. :D

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Abolishing the system of slavery (as it exists as "prison") & jailing for profit is my opinion.

    Address the issues that lead to criminal charges as vehemently as charging & convicting . Spend billions doing that rather than billions incarcerating citizens who struggle economically or psychologically.

  • kekeb

    Ok I respect that reason.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good for Jay Z & good that he listened to wise counsel from an elder.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOL

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    You are the only one deceived.

  • Marlika

    Dump only hair about his own orange ass and that awful hair of his.

  • Janice Collins

    how would you know unless you ask him. and what crime has he been convicted of