Meek Mill’s Former Protégé Melii On Where Their Relationship Stands Currently: I Feel Like We Didn’t Understand Each Other’s Characters
Melii (real name Audrey Grinell Ducasse) has no bad blood with Meek Mill, but their relationship certainly isn’t what it used to be.
During an appearance on The Joe Budden Podcast, the 24-year-old Harlem rapper, who was once Meek Mill‘s (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) protégé, opened up on where their mentor-mentee relationship stands nowadays.
Melli started by saying,
“Meek didn’t do nothing wrong.”
“I feel like we didn’t understand each other’s characters, and him being a strong person [and] me being a strong person that stands on what they believe in. He came from a system where he didn’t understand like, as a female that was already signed, I didn’t need to go through the ‘struggle.’ So a lot of things, his like mentality was like, ‘Oh look, she already got a bus. When I was on on a bus, Rick Ross would have me here, etc.’ If you’re an artist and I’m under you right now, technically, you’re supposed to just help me elevate from the point I’m at, not take me back to the struggle where I just came from.”
“So a lot of times it would be like, ‘Melii crazy, Melii don’t listen. But it’s like nah, [I] know what [I’m] talking about, but you not trying to listen because you want me to earn something that I already came from the mud from. … So to me it was like, at the end of the day, I don’t have to go through the struggle Meek, you was just supposed to add on to it. And he did, he did in a way. But it was moreso like, he did already but then behind the scenes it was like, you gone still work for it.”
As previously reported, Melii signed with Tory Lanez‘s One Umbrella imprint in 2019, which Meek Mill — with whom she had been touring and was said to expect to sign — evidently did not appreciate. In a comment that was quickly deleted, Meek expressed his displeasure at the news, writing:
“This is a corny a** move on both ya’ll end”
The Harlem rapper replied at the time with a series of since-deleted Instagram Stories in which she detailed her experiences touring with the Philadelphia rapper, including some “uncomfortable situations.” She also said she “didn’t fit in” with Meek and his crew and felt she was more appreciated by Tory Lanez.
“I never intended to snake anyone. If anything I tried to my best to work around many things that put me in uncomfortable situations.”
“As a woman a lot of things I stood for weren’t there so I took the high road [and] gracefully removed myself.”
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