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Exclusive: An Interview With Meek Mill About Wale, Drake, And Nigerian Leprechauns

Meek Mill and Wale (Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)

 

Late last night, our people were able to arrange a last minute interview with Meek Mill to discuss his beef with Wale. A condensed version of the interview is below.

Thank you for agreeing to do this interview. I know you have a lot going on right now, so I appreciate it.

I WASN’T AGREEING TO DO SHIT. ROZAY JUST TOLD ME YOU HAD CHEESE STEAKS AND GRAPE JUICE. SO I CAME THROUGH TO GET THE CHEESE STEAKS AND GRAPE JUICE, AND NOW A NIGGA TRYING TO INTERVIEW ME. IT COOL, THOUGH. BUT IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE CHEESE STEAKS AND GRAPE JUICE, I’M GOING TO SMACK THE SHIT OUT OF YOU WITH WALE’S TWISTS.

You carry Wale’s twists around just so you can smack people with them?

OF COURSE! DON’T NO ONE IN PHILLY CARRY RAZORBLADES NO MORE. JUST NIGERIAN TWISTS. WE CALL THEM “UNCLE SAMS.” I CUT FIVE OUT OF HIS HEAD WHILE HE WAS NAPPING ON STAGE AT KOD IN 2012. I KNEW THAT NIGGA WOULDN’T MISS THEM THOUGH. I NEVER SEEN A NIGGA GROW HAIR BACK AS FAST AS HE DOES. THAT LITTLE NIGGA IS A NIGERIAN LEPRECHAUN. NO WONDER HIS ALBUMS DON’T MOVE. HE BE SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME MAKING POTIONS!

Speaking of Wale, you said some pretty harsh things about him yesterday. Care to expound?

I DIDN’T I JUST TELL YOU I WILL SMACK THE SHIT OUT OF YOU WITH MY UNCLE SAMS? DON’T EVER DISRESPECT ME LIKE THAT AGAIN

Wait, what did I do?

YOU TOLD ME TO GO EXPOUND, NIGGA. FUCK YOU!

Oh, I see. I wasn’t threatening you, Meek. Expound is just another way of saying explain.

JUST SAY THAT THEN. I ONLY USE NINE DIFFERENT WORDS IN MY RAPS. AND SIX OF THEM RHYME WITH “PHILLY.”

Noted. So, what’s up with you and all this beef this year? First Drake, now Wale.

DON’T EVER SPEAK THAT ROLLED UP PIECE OF DOUBLEMENT GUM ON A BARBERSHOP FLOOR LOOKING ASS NIGGAS NAME TO ME AGAIN. FUCK DRAKE. FUCK CANADA. FUCK THE TORONTO RAPTORS. AND FUCK VEAL.

Veal?

BECAUSE THAT NIGGA REMIND ME OF A BABY COW.

Ok, so let’s forget about Drake. What’s going on with you and Wale? This is the second time you’ve called him out on social media. 

I’VE HATED THAT NIGGA EVER SINCE HE STOLE THE LOTUS FLOWER BOMB BEAT FROM ME! I HAD WRITTEN A SONG FOR IT TOO, CALLED “I FAILED EVERY SUBJECT IN SCHOOL.” AND RIGHT WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO RECORD IT, I GET A TEXT FROM ROZAY SAYING WALE ALREADY USED IT. AND I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WALE WAS A RAPPER! I THOUGHT ROZAY JUST SIGNED HIM TO MAKE OMELETS AND WRITE CAPTIONS ON THE MMG INSTAGRAM PAGE!

SO THAT NIGGA APOLOGIZED AND PROMISED TO ALWAYS TWEET OUT MY MIXTAPE LINKS AND PRE-PAID LEGAL MEETING AGENDAS TO MAKE UP FOR IT. BUT THERE’S TWO THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT NIGERIAN LEPRECHAUNS. ONE, THEY ALWAYS SMELL LIKE JERGEN’S CHERRY ALMOND LOTION. AND TWO, THEY LIE.

That’s unfortunate. Do you think you’ll ever be cool again?

FUCK THAT NIGGA. I DON’T NEED NO MORE REMINDERS THAT DRAKE — THAT HEAD OF LETTUCE DIPPED IN CREAMY CEASER SALAD DRESSING LOOKING-ASS NIGGA — SHITTED ON MY CAREER! NICKI ALREADY REMINDS ME EVERY NIGHT! GIVING ME LAP DANCES WHILE WHISTLING “HOTLINE BLING.”

That seems like it would be confusing.

IT IS! AND I DON’T KNOW SHIT! YOU KNOW HOW HARD IS TO CONFUSE A NIGGA WHO FAILED LUNCH? CONFUSING ME IS LIKE CONFUSING AN OAK TREE!

ANYWAY, WHERE’S MY CHEESE STEAKS AND GRAPE JUICE?

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  • LMAO this is excellent.

  • LadyIbaka

    Team Wale all day!!!!!

  • Meek is that guy/girl in high school who always started fights and always got stomped but never conceded to losing. Wale didn’t say a thing that wasn’t true yesterday. I don’t understand how he’s made it thus far in life when any criticism he gets is always turned into a huge issue. Bruh. Calm down.

    • Chris James

      Real spit. His Iyanla episode should’ve happened already by now.

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    • Meek is a “tell me I’m pretty” rapper.

      • Men are so much more emotionally driven than women ever will be, Meek has convinced me of this.

        • Pinks

          you ain’t said nothing but a word

        • Especially rappers. I’m pretty sure I can equivocate most of history’s violent events to interludes on rap albums.

          • For Meek to be so adamant about not being a social media ninja, he sure does spend a lot of his time pump faking, whining, and flexing online. How hard is it for him to put that kind of effort into a verse??

            • I’ve only heard his music on the radio and judging from that sample I’m guessing he could spend all of his energy on rapping and still suck. I just don’t think he has the bars.

              • PhlyyPhree

                Classic case of a battle rapper who has trouble translating that skill over.
                He’s done it better than most battle rappers, buuuuttttt I’m not sure if he can really take credit for that or if it can be blamed on the beat

              • The Hip-Hop industry perplexes me. Everyone says they want talented lyricists but the ones saturating the market as of right now are hardly talented. Production carries the bulk of them.

                • It’s mostly production. A lot of lyrical cats have no presence but the music industry is weird right now. I don’t think a lot of heavy bars would get radio spins except for a few cats.

                • PhlyyPhree

                  So many reasons. People who say they want talent, don’t put their purchasing power where their mouth is.
                  Also, with the way the industry as a whole is declining and re-adjusting, there’s a lot of talent, but not as many avenues for mass exposure.

                  • A handful of companies owning all of the radio stations doesn’t help either.

                    As far as people saying the want this or that I’ll compare it to comic books. People clamor for comics starring female characters or with people of color but they fail to buy them.

                    • PhlyyPhree

                      EXACTLY.
                      Fewer companies, heavier syndication and less emphasis on the local artists and sounds, etc…

                      That analogy is 100% correct tho. They wannnnt better. They just not trying to pay for better

                  • I don’t buy music, I’ll be honest. I rarely attend concerts. The last “concert” I went to was a club set that Juvenile did over the summer in my city. How do people find out about up and coming talent???

                    • PhlyyPhree

                      I honestly don’t know.
                      It’s why I surf tumblr and the blogs and rely on the fact that I follow diverse people on Spotify and I can mine their lists and always find something new and usually something good. I buy music on a pretty regular basis, only because I worked in media production and I used to be a performer, so I feel like it’s the circle of life.

                    • Blogs.

                    • occupiesthethrone

                      Soundcloud. Go on fb and look up local hip hop events in your area. And most importantly, when you find an artist you dig, then share share share their music. As a starving artist myself, all support possible is greatly appreciated

                • Nick Peters

                  Your hardcore hip-hop heads make a small minority of fans…most fans are casual and don’t care about lyricism or the message…like football fans who think a game is good if both teams score a lot

        • PhlyyPhree

          He is not the first rapper to convince me of this, but he is definitely the most obvious about it

          • *Looks at LL*

            • PhlyyPhree

              *Loud and vociferously butthurt

              LL kind of played it off

              • In LL’s defense he usually responded with legit bars no matter how small the perceived slights were.

                • PhlyyPhree

                  Also this. Although I wonder if social media was as integral to the battles back then, would he have fared the same?

                  • I wonder that too. LL was notorious for overkill. He was using airstrikes to kill a roach.

                • LL was the goat between 85~95

                  • He existed in an error with Kane, KRS, and Rakim who were all great. LL and Kane were the models for rappers with bars who also had that it factor to really big. Kane fizzled out much faster but they were those dude.

                    • The fact that LL stayed is why I think so highly of him. Pretty much the only rapper from the 80s that transitioned into the 90s outside of people like Tribe who came out in 89.

                    • True. I always gave props to Kool Moe Dee for surviving into the Run- DMC/LL era.

        • Nick Peters

          Meek is special

        • -h.h.h.-
        • Jennifer

          You should tell that to T.I. and his non-voting butt.

          • Lol anything T.I. says about the government holds no weight. He’s a convicted felon, and as such, has no rights to what goes on within it.

  • Meek better stfu.. Wale is Yoruba (same as my people that were brought to Cuba as slaves).. Meek will find a ceiba tree growing out of his aaaass! We do believe in putting roots on folks!

  • “BECAUSE THAT N***a REMIND ME OF A BABY COW.”

    Sadly, this line makes a lot of sense to me.

  • PhlyyPhree

    I had this whollllle thinkpiece written in my head that I wanted to write about this. Wanna hear it? Here it go:
    Meek Mills is trash.

    Fin.

    I honestly thought that given enough time and space from the whole “bodying by a singing n i g ga”, and enough tracks where Nicki rapped first, he’d be able to halfheartedly return to rap until his Pumas picked up in sales.
    HOWEVER,
    When he made light of Wale’s alleged suicide attempt, I was done. There was nothing in Wale’s comments that were untrue and it definitely didn’t warrant that. Also, Wale is #Bae so nah.

    • QuirlyGirly

      I like Wale originally but then he started going off on people. Now I am liking him better. The interview was good and he spoke objectively and candidly. So I am liking him again. So I guess he is something like a bae- as you say

      • PhlyyPhree

        Lmaoooooo! +10 for correct usage.

        I’m iffy about him going off on people. I just can’t take it seriously. Like I know HE’S serious and I want them to shake in their boots at his rage, but I still want to laugh and play in his hair so I don’t really care what he’s saying.

        But listening to his albums always makes me feel like home so he is Always and forever Bae for that.

        • QuirlyGirly

          Girl, that hair, I know. I would grease and massage his scalp putting only the finest fragrances in his hair. He would be going off on something, that I wouldn’t be paying attention to because I know he needs some attention. He just wants some love. I’ll give it you Wale. #hugsfornigerianleprechauns

          • PhlyyPhree

            I have often said that he could come and lay his head on my bosom while I nimbly twist his locs with hopes and dreams (but not Meek Mills dreams because those clearly turn into nightmares). I will gladly console him any day of the week when this rap world gets too harsh

    • JennyJazzhands

      Lol why did I get comfy in my chair to read your think piece? You just made me burst out laughing. Now I’m sitting Indian style for no reason.

      • PhlyyPhree

        Nah girl. Indian style is good for your joints, loosens those hip flexors. Your boo will thank you later and for that you can thank me now LOL

        I still may write that piece later. But I probably wont, if I’m honest. I’ll let you know.

        • “Nah girl. Indian style is good for your joints, loosens those hip flexors. Your boo will thank you later ”

          *sits in indian style*

        • QuirlyGirly

          Imma thank you now for that piece of advice. Gotta stay limber

          • PhlyyPhree

            I do what I can for the world.
            Welcome darlin!

    • HeyBooHey

      I just feel like Meek wasn’t hugged enough as a child. Or maybe he was overhugged and now he’s made and trying to justify his thug as an adult. Or maybe he’s just an idiot. Or maybe they all equally apply. Either way, I’ve never been here for him and all that anger he exudes. You’re from the place with 1,000 cheesesteak spots, overflowing with Tasteykakes and bountiful random words like jawn and bul that no one else quite understands. Why you so mad, Rahmeek?!?!

    • Here We Go

      I was wondering what that jump off a building comment was about…

      Yeah Meek is out of order.

      Wedding. What wedding??

      *Quick google search*

  • mssporadic

    “NICKI ALREADY REMINDS ME EVERY NIGHT! GIVING ME LAP DANCES WHILE WHISTLING ‘HOTLINE BLING.'”

    Why??????????????? This is too much.

    Someone needs to de-activate Meek’s IG account and hire him a publicist.

  • Meek Mill is one them hyper-sensitive dudes who always tells other people to not catch feelings even though he’s always in his.

    • PhlyyPhree

      Do as I say, not as I do

    • Brass Tacks

      Nice turtleneck homie

      • PhlyyPhree

        Oh yea. Very nice turtleneck Malik

    • So how many pictures did it take you to get “The One”?

    • Lea Thrace

      big, fluffy, cable knit turtlenecks or nothing sir!

      • Maybe for the next, next purchase. Currently have my eye on a cheap cashmere sweater. It was so soft.

    • QuirlyGirly

      Yeah, the turtleneck looks good on ya.

      Back to topic:
      I find it funny that Meek went at Wale so hard but there were others who said the same thing-Joe Budden- And Meek did not say one thing about it..

      • Pinks

        Methinks them being labelmates has something to do with it. He was pissed that Wale didn’t tweet out the link to his album, which he saw as a slight.

        I think he believes everyone should be walking around him with posters saying “WE LUH YOU, MEEK”

        • QuirlyGirly

          But what is ill is that Meek mocked Wale’s suicide attempt. Did that mayne really get under your skin like that, that you hop on IG( no more twitter fingers- thanks Drake!) and go after him like that.

          For real tho, that is some I’m butthurt mess.

          • PhlyyPhree

            EXACTLY. That’s what I was alluding to downthread before I got distracted and just ended my comment.
            Making light of someone’s mental health issues is a no. Always.

          • Pinks

            Yea, that was the epitome of low. Certain things should just be off topic, and that’s one of them.

        • *Giggles like a geisha girl*

      • Brass Tacks

        He didnt want any issues with Joe. For the slander that Joe (sometimes deservedly) receives. His penchant for krafting well developed bars; (especially when beef is involved) is something Meek aint ready for.

        • PhlyyPhree

          D a m n Budden. When is he going to say something to DRAKE???!?!?
          Don’t go for your “friend”. Go for the guy who has openly said that he’s going to fuck your girl when he gets the chance.

          • QuirlyGirly

            When Budden was on the breakfast club last week, he said he called Drake and told him he wasn’t mad at him. Basically he gave him his “blessing” so to speak. He gave a good interview too.

            • PhlyyPhree

              No I meant, when is Meek going to respond to Drake. I knew Budden and Drake would kiss and make up before the end of the year; they have to as a part of the lightskin conglomerate of n i g gas who wear jean vests and turtlnecks

              • QuirlyGirly

                BWHAHAHAHAHA!! not the lightskin conglomerate of ni g gas who wear jean vest and turtlenecks- Lordt!!

                Meek aint coming for Drake no mo! He took that L and is caring it around like a scarlet letter.

        • QuirlyGirly

          You right, Meek ain’t ready for all that. Plus Joe did say he had a bunch of bars ready for Meek if he ever say anything.

        • Janelle Doe

          I am curious about whether or not there is a history of any rapper ever jumping in on other rappers beef if they have bars prepared (like Joe does)

          • Brass Tacks

            I’m almost certain of it. Rap at its essence is competitive. There’s this pseudo “enemy of my enemy” byline etched into it. Jay supposedly had bars for the West Coast (legend has it he kicked a freestyle at the Apollo), and for a more current artist I would say, King Push.

            Honestly, I don’t think any of these artists are friends. Money simply makes for strange bedfellows.

    • The turtleneck looks good on you sir.- all these new avi’s – ya’ll are out here flexin ? ?

      • Thank you kindly???

  • Freebird

    As a member of team dark skin and the not-so-bougie set I hear by ask Meek to shut the h ell up already. I wanted to root for you….but you are making it tougher on all of us.

    I blame the schools.

    • Nahknee_nanee

      https://media3.giphy.com/media/S6Ek9s8qlBnnG/giphy.gif

      Y’all. Perfect gif but I’m failing at this getting it show up business. My tech skills won’t let me be great. Story of my life.

      • Nahknee_nanee

        As it shows up… Even more story of my life. I’m also too lazy to go back and delete the text again but not lazy enough to type a new comment. #fightmedoe

  • Junegirl627

    “BUT THERE’S TWO THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT NIGERIAN LEPRECHAUNS. ONE, THEY ALWAYS SMELL LIKE JERGEN’S CHERRY ALMOND LOTION. AND TWO, THEY LIE.”

    why does VSB want me to die slowly and painfully because I read your articles during my breakfast and/or lunch break and end up choking on the mediocre sandwich I eat everyday because this is the only thing that cost less than $8 by my job (food is too expensive) and I am not about to have my Burberry satchel smell like leftovers because i’m brown baggin

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