Meek Mill showed up at his alma mater, James G Blaine Elementary, and announced that he’s donating 6,000 backpacks with supplies to students in Philly.
He stated, “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids. Those memories stay with me and that’s why I’m committed to giving back to families in my hometown, putting smiles on kids’ faces and helping them start the school year on the right note with the right supplies.”
Over the past five years, Meek Mill and his Dream Chasers crew have been giving back to his hometown with charitable drives, including giving away turkeys on Thanksgiving. Meek is also getting involved with a “major foundation” that will focus on criminal justice reform, according to 76ers owner Michael Rubin.
In November 2017, Meek Mill was sentenced to two-to-four years in prison after violating parole on petty criminal charges, and after months of protests, petitions, and multiple appeals by the MMG rapper’s legal team, Meek was released from prison last month.
And ever since his release, the Philadelphia-born and raised hip-hop artist has been on a media tour speaking about his experience in prison, how he’s grown as an individual, and how his story can spark prison and judicial reform so that unheard voices don’t become a cog in the prison industrial complex.
Now, Meek Mill has finally returned to the stage for the first time since his release as a surprise guest at this year’s Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, Florida. Meek was introduced by none other than DJ Khaled and was met with roars and gratitude from the crowd.
Meek then went on to perform hits like “On The Regular” and “Litty” alongside Tory Lanez, but also took time to address his wrongful sentencing stating the following, “They tried to take my freedom, they tried to crush my dreams… But now we in Miami going the f*** up.”
Meek has become an influential pillar and somewhat of a martyr in the culture due to his faults and the corruption of the justice system, and it looks like the universe has a bigger plan for the hip-hop artist. With that said, check out Meek on the stage for the first time after being locked up.
The internet has been on fire since The Game publicly through shots at Meek Mill at his concert and dropped a record dissing the Philadelphia rapper, and now we may finally know the reason why. According to TMZ, The Game is reportedly accusing Meek Mill of being a snitch because of the investigation into a robbery involving Sean Kingston at an L.A. club.
If you remember, Kingston got hit in the head with a bottle before his $300,000 chain was ripped off his neck. Both Game and Meek were in the club during the incident and Game allegedly believes Meek told Kingston’s team that Game or someone in his crew was involved in the robbery.
Meanwhile, Meek has responded to the feud with his own Instagram post featuring a picture of him with Nicki Minaj at his side. “U wanna fight? Next morning a diss raps…… Then the pre-order links! THE JIG IS UP YALL GUYS REAL RAPPERS! Make sure y’all go support them industry cats!”
The Game clapped back on IG with a photo of Nicki Minaj holding his arm from the “Pills N Potions” video with the caption: “The last time Nicki held a REAL NIGGA !!!”
The Game has a problem with Meek Mill. The 1992 artist was filmed at Story in Miami dissing Meek onstage for being a “snitch” and seemingly threatening to “beat [his] ass.” According to Uproxx, Game’s anti-Meek comments were made on Thursday. Meek hasn’t directly responded to Game’s comments just yet, but he did hit up Instagram with what may be a subtle reply early Friday morning.
Just in case you hadn’t had your fill of Drakenews lately, apparently famed rapper Kendrick Lamar is taking shots at the OVO frontman on Dr. Dre’s early released album Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre. Lamar is rumored to be throwing shade due to his suspicious verses on the tracks “Darkside/Gone” and Deep Water,” in which he mentions the number “6,” beef, and even refers to himself as the great white shark who senses blood. Not to mention, Kendrick may have already directed some punches Drizzy’s way on his track “King Kunta.” Check out some excerpts below and see what you think.
“You scared of my heist now/But still I got enemies giving me energy/I wanna fight now/Subliminals sending me all of this hate/I thought I was holding the mic down.”
“They liable to bury him/They nominated six to carry him/They worry him to death but he no vegetarian/The beef is on his breath inheritin’ the drama better than a Great White/N*gga, this is life in my aquarium!”
“Feel’s like you’re drowning, don’t you?/About a hundred miles down in that ocean/It’s over, shoulda never jumped in/If you can’t swim (if you can’t swim, if you can’t swim)/Oh my God, where’s a life guard when you need one?”
“Motherf*cker know I started from the bottom.”
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Let me drop his diss for him.
Drake, you can’t come to Philly no more. I run these streets nicca. I keep it one motherfucking hundred nicca. Keep that fake shit away from me.
My girl ain’t ever told me get my bars up
But I know she told you nicca go and make your bars yours
How you claim you great when you ain’t wrote a bar since Pac walked?
This is art class and nicca get back to the drawing board,
Someone tell this nicca he way out of his depth
Iif you fucking with Meek Milly you better watch where you step
Because I’ll bomb on a nicca man shout out my nicca flex
I heard you pay for the puzzy does Quentin Miller pay your checks?
You a fraud nicca, broad nicca, your whole life a facade nicca
Talking bout star struck didn’t Rih have you in awe of her?
I’m only being honest, Meek Milly can’t do nothing else
I’m dealing with the cards they dealt and look they dealt me a joker,
Remember in the club you threw a bottle a Chris
And ducked into the bathroom when you saw his chin get split?
You a bitch, you ain’t made for this nicca sit down
And watch your back, but that ain’t hard, your eyes so far apart
They see all round, that’s 360, Meek Milly 360, that’s worldwide
From Philly to every city, don’t ever get to thinking I don’t pillow talk with Nicki
She told me all about how you so thirsty for the kitty
How you like two fingers up the back, no hippy
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