Meek Mill was THE GUY a few years ago. Dreams and Nightmares. His stunning release from jail. They put him on a helicopter and flew him to the Sixers’ playoff game. It was crazy.
Then he got closer with Bob Kraft and performed at a Patriots’ Super Bowl afterparty, which was a huge insult to his home town of Philadelphia.
Kyle wrote this back then:
“Like I don’t even think I’m being irrational with this. His song was a rallying cry for the entire city last year, literally with people of all colors and creeds dancing in the streets during the parade, singing his song and chanting #FreeMeek, never mind the overwhelming support he’s received from a community to whom an Eagles Super Bowl championship – and his song in particular – are seminal lifetime events.”
Fast forward to 2021 and he’s now being ripped for apparently putting a tone deaf Kobe Bryant lyric into a song.
Meek Mill is facing criticism after a track featuring Lil Baby appeared to surface online. Specifically, Meek is being criticized for a line in which he seemingly references the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas.
“Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe,” Meek is believed to have rapped on the track, which has been listed on Genius under the title “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe).”
The controversy surrounding the lyric comes on the heels of the Philly rapper and 6ix9ine bumping heads outside of a club in Atlanta over the past weekend. Video from the incident showed both rappers yelling at one another.
Not sure if you saw that video, but here it is (NSFW language) –
Rap in 2021: surrounded by security, Meek Mill and 6ix9ine got into a shouting match in which both guys recorded themselves on their phone. pic.twitter.com/w5gW8o4gO0
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 14, 2021
Anyway, whatever. Dreams and Nightmares was super cool for 10 seconds. Feels like Meek is just a guy now.