Legally embattled lyricist Meek Mill is going back to the big house on Friday, but not that house.
We’re talking about the White House.
Sources close to Meek, 31, told TMZ that he is scheduled for a conference with officials at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on May 18, 2018. No one specified whether Meek, aka Robert Rihmeek Williams, will be meeting with Donald Trump or someone within No. 45’s administration.
Why is Meek Mill taking the quick trek from Philly to DC? According to the entertainment publication, the source mentioned the reason for the visit is prison reform, which Meek has become the latest poster child for.
There has not been any real prison reform since former President Obama and ex-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder — with spirited support from California Congresswoman Maxine Waters — spearheaded the lowering of prison sentencing ratio of crack to powder cocaine from 100-1 to 8-1.
Meek, as most know, is still battling it out with Judge Genece Brinkley over his probation violation case. She found the “Dreams and Nightmares” rapper in violation of his parole and sentenced him to four years in prison. Brinkley is the same judge who sentenced Meek Mill 10 years ago in his 2008 drug and gun possession case.
Meek is convinced the Brinkley has a vicious vendetta against him for spurning her request to record a song for her. This meeting comes just days after reports that Meek has more than enough evidence to get his conviction overturned at next month’s hearing.
When Brinkley sentenced him this last time, fans and celebrities practically stormed the judge’s chambers like an angry mob. “What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day,” rapper Jay-Z crystallized the widespread sentiment in an op-ed for The New York Times.
Now it looks like substantive talks on the matter may be taking place; however, sources close to the rapper also told TMZ that some celebrity friends tried mightily to dissuade Meek from going to D.C.