Meek Mill Shares That Despite ‘Going Bad’ Collab w/ Drake Making Over $20 Million, He Didn’t See All The Profits: They Gave Me A Plaque, Big Mental Trickery
Meek Mill (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) is continuing to attack major labels and streaming platforms.
The Wins & Losses rapper recently took to Twitter and claimed that his 2018 “Going Bad” collaboration with Drake brought in $24 million, but he has no idea how much money he actually pocketed from the tune. The track was released shortly after the former friends turned foes reconciled.
The revelation came during a Q&A session, during which he answered questions from fans. Meek Mill, who has been blasting the recording industry for several weeks, lashed out at the compensation practices of the business when a fan inquired about the whereabouts of the deluxe version of his most recent album, Expensive Pain.
His criticism follows his latest independent mixtape, Flamerz 5, being released on cost-free streaming services like DatPiff and Audiomack.
Meek Mill said,
“One day I asked how much ‘going bad’ made just that song…. They said 24m I was like how much did I make? All I got was uhhhhhhh lol im@like wtf I know all the financials to my other business lol I signed out lost all trust for that whole system!”
“I asked drake to do that song 3 days b4 my album came out ‘I think he did for free for me’ we cooked it up …. How tf do I not know how much I made off a song that made that much … they gave me a plaque big mental trickery.”
Meek shared his frustrations over the fact that he only earned $11 million from his musical endeavors over a 10-year period.
“I made 11million dollars in 10 years from music ‘just music payments’ I was shocked mad and didn’t wanna really rap for any label,” he added. “Now I got a real point to prove to show you can survive without getting rapped!”
The Philly native intends to release a full-length album at the beginning of 2023, but in the meantime, he will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut LP Dreams & Nightmares with a concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 26.
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