With a new album out and his profile at an all time high, Meek Mill says he wouldn’t be scared to enter the Battle Rap arena. In an interview with The Warner Sound, Mill explained that he has battled about 1,500 people in his life, adding that he’d go toe to toe with Murda Mook or Cassidy.
“I ain’t scared to do it,” he said. “I was the first to do two tours without really having an album out. The first to do three million downloads in an hour or two. The first to jump back in the ring to battle. One of the first to be rocking arenas when people in cities never even heard of me. Why not be the first to jump back in the ring and do my thing? It’s what I love.”
He also explained why he has no fear of losing in a battle.
“I don’t think you could damage me in no type of way where I would lose that bad where somebody wouldn’t want to buy my albums or participate. I don’t even have polans on losing…Since [being 13], I never ever lost a battle. I’ve probably battled 1,500 people in my life.”
Mill went on to share that he feels he can take Battle Rap into a different level, where emcees get more compensation for their work.
“I’m a leader. I don’t follow people. We have a lane to take this to another level where a whole ‘nother money circuit could open up. I’m a leader. I’m willing to take that leadership and when I take that leadership, don’t be mad when I’m the only one getting that leader money.”
So, how much would it take for Mill to battle? The MMG emcee says he’d need a check for $100,000 or more.
“You gotta have $100[,000] or more. I can’t do it for free. That ain’t my lane…Win, lose or draw – just for even stepping on the court.”
In the end, he also shared a short list of potential battlers.
“I’d do Cassidy and Mook right now.”
For more from Meek’s plans in Battle Rap, check the video below.