Update: Meek Mill Speaks On Split From Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management: I’m Personally Handling My Own Business So I Can Take Risk & Grow
Update: Meek Mill wasted no time in explaining his decision to leave Roc Nation Management.
In a series of Tweets, he said,
“All I seen today was meek and roc part ways …I’m personally handling my own business so I can take risk and grow ..we came to that agreement together..I have a label deal with roc for my artist and I got reform super tied with them and many other investments wit jigga”
“And roc nation is my family don’t mix my post aimed at Atlantic mixed up with roc or MMG …they ain’t stop nothing I’m doing we made about a 100m together des mike and Hov saved my life b4 And put a lot of energy into it I’m not behind on my favors in life wit my people I’m good.”
He also reminded people that he’s working on social injustice issues with Roc Nation.
Original story: Is Meek Mill in the process of building a new team?
According to reports, Meek Mill, born Robert Williams, has left Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management. The 35-year-old rapper has been with the management company since 2012. Reportedly, since his decision to step away from Roc Nation, Meek Mill has been removed from the company’s website and its social media profiles.
It’s unclear at the moment what caused the “Dreams and Nightmares” rapper to sever ties with Roc Nation, especially since his connections with the company run deep. He has a joint venture deal with Roc Nation for his Dreamchasers label. In addition to that, He works on the Reform Alliance with Jay-Z, a non-profit organization launched to combat unjust sentencing laws in the United States.
Meek Mill and Jay-Z are also two of many celebrities currently working to bring Senate Bill S7527, also called “Rap Music on Trial,” into play in New York. The bill was created so prosecutors would have to prove that the lyrics are “literal, rather than figurative or fictional” when trying to use a rapper’s lyrics against them in a court of law.
It’s also important to note that in recent years Meek Mill has expressed frustration with his label, Atlantic Records. While previously speaking on his latest album “Expensive Pain,” which debuted at No. 3 debut on the Billboard 200, he said
“They didn’t put nothing into expensive pain and then said I can’t drop another project for 9 months at the end of my contract after I made them 100’s of millions ….. how would can anybody survive that … most rappers can’t speak because they depend on these companies “I don’t.”
“I made Atlantic records 100’s of millions and let them rape me out Roddy [Ricch] a artist they came to me about in jail… Roddy my youngin still …. But that label separated us instantly when the millions came in from him.”
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