Meek Mill has offered an explanation as to why he only gave a group of Atlanta teens selling water $20.
In case you missed it, Meek caught backlash earlier this month for posting a video to his Instagram stories showing him giving 8 teens, known as the “water boys,” a single $20 bill to split amongst themselves … which amounts to $2.50 per person.
The incident sparked a debate online, with some people calling the rapper cheap (he was driving a $400K Rolls Royce, after-all) and others questioning why he was obligated to give them more money.
Meek responded to the critics at the time, saying: “They appreciated it. They just kids hustling.”
And now, he’s circled back to the subject, as evidenced during a recent Clubhouse chat in which he explained why he only gave the kids 20 bucks.
“I ain’t giving them bouls nothing, I know what they be on,” the 33-year-old rapper said. “I ain’t giving no young bouls no money to buy no weed. I got two f**kin’ kids in the house, I don’t play that sh**.”
He then talked about hustling as a kid in Philly, saying: “We came up pumping gas at the gas station, carrying old ladies’ bags, shoveling snow. I pulled up on them young bouls and give them game. I ain’t here to give out no f**king money.”
Meek went on: “People don’t have the common sense to say, ‘Damn, he did stop and pull up. They wasn’t even mad when we gave them the $20. The internet made them mad. If you look at the video, young boul said, ‘Thanks. I f**k with you.’ The internet made them mad.”
Meek Mill speaks on why he gave those kids he recorded selling water $20
“I ain’t giving no young boys no money to go buy no weed” pic.twitter.com/m9cGWjDfSm
— GlockTopickz (@Glock_Topickz) December 29, 2020
Meek Mill has had an interesting month on Clubhouse, to say the least. A few weeks back, he got into a heated back-and-forth with DJ Akademiks that went viral, and earlier this week, a conversation in a “Philly clubhouse” room took a turn for the worst when the rapper engaged in a shouting match with a Philadelphia-based rap artist named Omar Teagle Jr.
Meek called Teagle a “p**sy” and blasted Teagle for supposedly growing up in the suburbs of Delaware and being the son of a “rat.”
He also tried to get someone kicked out of the room for saying a $20,000 advance wasn’t a lot of money for a starting recording contract.
In that same room, Meek also brought up his ex Nicki Minaj, saying that he took issue with The Shade Room for a post pitting him against Nicki’s husband Kenneth Petty in a hypothetical boxing match.
“They had me up there—me vs. Nicki’s boyfriend,” Meek explained. “Nicki just had a f***ing baby. I just had a f***ing baby. Who’s responsible for this bulls***?”
Here’s the video? pic.twitter.com/0eq59GPtCF
— ???I?KI?? (@NickiMPeriod) December 29, 2020
Meek Mill trippin on clubhouse again.. this time it’s not at Akademiks it at Shaderoom about Nicki Minaj pic.twitter.com/3K9xxa3qyR
— Kyle (@KyleBlackmann) December 29, 2020
He later apologized for his series of rants on the platform, writing on Twitter: “ima have a better reaction in 2021… I apologize when snap out sometimes ..then convos that stem from hatred, strike me hard from my upbringing! After that nip sh** my hatred level went up I’ma boss up leave it in 2020!”
? ima have a better reaction in 2021… I apologize when snap out sometimes ..then convos that stem from hatred, strike me hard from my upbringing! After that nip shit my hatred level went up I’ma boss up leave it in 2020!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) December 29, 2020