Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj have been the underrated narrative throughout this summer, thanks to the overbearing nature of Drake and Meek Mill’s unique riff, but GQ is helping to highlight an intricate Hip-Hop relationship.
“I definitely think we have a normal relationship off-camera. We’re like any other couple in the hood,” started Nicki Minaj, in her interview with Mark Anthony Green, GQ‘s new Style Guy, “We’re growing as a couple and as people and as human beings, but we still have our careers. And I think probably the only thing that makes it un-normal is that we’re both successful artists, and that’s probably not normal. But other than that, our feelings are very normal. Like, if I were to speak to a hundred girls right now about what they go through with their boyfriend, we’d probably have stuff in common.”
The photos, which were shot by Ellen von Unwerth, picture Nicki and Meek rocking a variety of designer threads, going about what one would imagine is their daily business, including hopping out of ridiculous expensive cars, and counting money in the back of them. Check them out below, and read their full, insightful Q&A here.
Last night Meek Mill headlined DJ A-Trak‘s annual Fool’s Gold Day Off show, and it was eventful, to say the least. Before performing a rapid-fire, high-energy set of old joints, covers and current crowd-favorites, Meek made it his business to get at one particular fan, who was holding up a cut-out of Drake‘s smiling face.
Naturally, that didn’t sit well with Meek, and he proceeded to send a member of his crew, known as Deen, to stand next to Meek for the duration of the show, and sure enough, that sign didn’t resurface until Meek stalked off the stage, having delivered charged performances of “Jump Out The Face,” “House Party,” and the like.
That’s what everyone on Twitter is wondering after a video surfaced of Meek requesting that his DJ stopped playing Future’s music during his Made in America performance. Meek said:
You’re playing all motherfuckin’ Future tonight, n—a. You don’t play some motherfucking rap too? The hell is you doing, n—a? Play some hot shit too. My n—a Future on Made In America
Future doesn’t seem to really be the problem. It seems that Meek’s upset that the DJ is playing Future’s music on his set meanwhile, Future is a part of the headline. This makes more sense because Future and Meek are collaborators. But you can decide for yourself after watching the video below:
The Philly emcee also brought out his girl Nicki Minaj. The crowd cheered as she strutted across the stage. She then wanted to see how the crowd felt about her “baby daddy” and they eventually performed “All Eyes On You”.
At the risk of sounding redundant, by now everyone is fully aware of the current rift that occurred between Meek Mill and Drake some weeks back. Recently though, things took a turn when Philadelphia rapper and the “top goon of Philly” Ar-Ab was name checked in Drake’s “Back To Back Freestyle,” which in turn led to him inheriting a new beef with Meek Mill. The two have been on amicable terms in the past, so it was interesting to see how this was going to play out.
Since then, Ar-Ab has launched a diss record aimed squarely at Meek, while Omelly of Meek’s Dreamchasers collective added his own rebuttal. The streets of Philadelphia are some of the roughest in the nation, and with both rappers having such close ties to the street, many feared this would spill out into violence. Today, one of Hip-Hop’s most notable street MCs and fellow Philadelphia native, Beanie Sigel has given his two cents on the matter.
Taking to his Instagram account, he made sure to point out that he could care less about what initially incited everything (Drake ghostwriter claims), and tells both Meek and Ar-Ab to cool out a bit, because there can be causalities. Check out what Beans had to say below.
Now that I’ve got your attention! I think a lot of you are misinterpreting what I’m saying… See this thing bigger than Nino Brown.. First & foremost who really care about Meek & Drake rap beef…That hole situation gay.. Meek said what he said and Drake did what he did !!! Bottom line. .. I’m not choosing sides in none of this shit.. For one I can care less plus it’s none of my business. .. I know ,Why would Meek care if Drake didn’t write his own shit I don’t know.. I’m going to still bang Drake shit just like everybody else is because nobody cares point blank.. I know, why would Meek diss Ar. I don’t know… You have to choose your battles carefully and be prepared for the outcome good or bad.. But this about to move somewhere else beyond rap.. “A wise man don’t learn from his own mistakes ,he learns from the mistakes of other.. I told yall “I go through it so you WOULDN’T do it after me”. .. Somebody mite die over this stupid shit.. it won’t be Ar.,Meek, or Drake.. it’s going to be one of the entourage … Somebody going to move out to prove they loyalty to something that’s not loyal to them “stupidity ” somebody dies somebody in jail for life over what. You’ll be lucky if a nigga get you a lawyer send you some flicks & commissary money for a couple months…good luck on that dark skin Jermaine… But what do I know.. I’m just a washed up rapper right? RIGHT ! .. This the shit that happens when you turn your back on your people… You don’t advise them on what’s right.. You Don’t tell them they acting like a sucker when they doing sucker shit!!! Advice to @ar_ab_32 don’t fall for the banana in the tailpipe & sacrifice something or someone over this gay shit…do your thing and get your money homie.. Advise to @meekmill tighten up your circle, Get them yes men from around you that’s not going to keep it
Listen to Karrine “Superhead” Steffans give her two cents in an interview with DJ Vlad on the Meek Mill vs. Drake rap beef and even goes into into detail about how Drake actually wrote some of his boss Lil Wayne‘s lyrics .Her analysis? “Most of these artists aren’t that talented.”
Meek Mill‘s beef with Drake has carried on long enough, let’s be honest. The rappers themselves aren’t even perpetuating it, social media is. So, it’s fitting that Meek took to social media to put an end to it.
According to the following snapshot, Meek is no longer “entertaining” the beef with Drake, citing bigger goals and issues at hand. This could have something to do with AR-AB‘s diss track to Meek, which was in response to Meek screaming “f*ck you” on stage at a recent Pinkprint Tour stop. AR’s diss wasn’t about throwing subtle shots like Drake and Meek’s exchange, but instead was a violent retort, all but threatening a violent end to their riff. You can read Meek’s full message, which was posted int he form of an Instagram comment, below.
Meek Mill comes to his senses.. Posted and deleted this comment. Says he doesn’t have to prove himself. Good read. pic.twitter.com/8cEIb2DKxV
Drake‘s strategic take down of Meek Mill, culminating in his much-talked about OVO Fest performance, was highlighted by “Back to Back,” the 40-produced, up-tempo 2nd response to Meek Mill’s controversial accusations, which Drake enthusiastically performed twice at his Toronto festivities last week.
As if that wasn’t enough, “Back to Back,” which was just officially released to iTunes and Apple Music last week, has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 21, along with two of the other songs Drake released, “Hotline Bling” (#66), and “Charged Up” (#78). There’s no telling how high “Back to Back” goes, considering it’s instantly become a favorite nationwide, including at Meek Mill’s hometown Philadelphia Eagles’ practices, but one thing’s for sure, it won’t go away quietly.
Last night, Nicki Minaj‘s Pinkprint Tour hit Chicago, and from the looks of it, it was a great show. It certainly had Nicki excited, and, well, Meek was pretty excited too.
Hip-Hop’s hottest power couple has, many a time, displayed their growing affection for each other on stage, but in Chi-town, they brought it to new heights. During a sensual performance of “Bad For You,” the other song Omeeka has on Meek’s Dreams Worth More Than Money album, Nicki got straight to the point, and started rubbing Meek’s junk while he rapped.
Meek did a damn good job of keeping his focus while he rapped, save a bit of a smirk. There’s no way I’d be able to rap anything with that going on. You can watch the video of their…encounter, here.
Also, once you’ve watched that a couple times, Meek had a little fun with Drake’s assessment of his placement on Nicki’s tour, and you can check that out here.
Drake‘s issues with Meek Mill have, ostensibly, created a third leg in The Toronto and Philadelphia rappers’ beef: AR-AB. After Drake shouted out AR-AB on his perceived beef-winning “Back to Back” record, which he performed in front of Meek Mill memes at OVO Fest, the underground Philly emcee took to VladTV to explain that though he hadn’t signed to OVO Sound as rumors might suggest, he is open to the idea, and it could happen.
Meek wasn’t happy with those comments, and during a recent Pinkprint Tour stop, he publicly cursed out AR-AB, with whom he’d previously had minor issues with.
AR-AB has responded with a diss record, recorded over–you guessed it–Drake’s “Back to Back.”