Why is Jay Z Stopping Other Rappers From Meeting With Trump on Prison Reform?
Jay-Z denies that he convinced fellow rapper Meek Mill not to meet with President Trump regarding prison reform.
“A Jay-Z source says Jay did not force or even convince Meek to cancel the White House trip, adding Meek made the decision after talking to several people,” says a TMZ report.
But the denial from Jay-Z’s people came only after the Hollweird gossip site reported that he had indeed told MeeK Mill not to meet with Trump.
“Meek agreed to travel to the White House to discuss prison reform,” says the report. “President Trump is hosting a Prison Reform Summit. Participants include members of Congress, various activists and, clearly, people who have become victims of the system. We’re told Jay called Meek Thursday night and made it clear [that] meeting with Trump would be problematic for his image and for the cause.”
Meek Mill was recently released from prison after being incarcerated for five months for a probation violation.
“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 Mill 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.”
“As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system,” he continued. “Most importantIy I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system.”
Jay-Z’s potential involvement in stifling prison reform discussions is fitting. He is a known Democrat, and he performed a benefit concert for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.
The Clinton’s have a long history of locking people up for petty crimes. President Bill Clinton’s 1994 Crime Bill doubled-down on President Nixon’s drug war and led to mass incarceration – mostly of minorities – for possession of illicit substances like crack cocaine. Mandatory minimum sentences imprisoned people for life for non-violent crimes.
Prison reform has been pegged as a racial issue for decades, and Republicans have often been named racists for their willingness to enforce draconian prison sentencing laws. But President Obama, hailed as the great “racial healer” had eight years to make progress in this area. He showed no interest.
Does Jay-Z care about the tens of thousands of minorities who are locked up for drug crimes? He should – he used to push a kilo of cocaine per week. Imagine how many of his former business associates are currently incarcerated.
But since Trump wants to alleviate the problem, Democrats cannot cooperate. Jay-Z cares about Democrat power and making sure Trump is cast in a poor light more than he cares about over-sentenced minorities.
As usual, the social justice left does not care about justice at all. Power, not justice, is their aim.