Meek Mill Addresses Kid Cudi's Rap Criticism, Hopes For Jay Z, Beyonce Collaborations

Meek Mill says his new music is "more contained," reveals that he was willing to pay $200,000 for a Rihanna feature.

During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill addressed comments fellow artist Kid Cudi made about rap during an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” weeks ago.

Prior to sharing his thoughts on Cudi’s comments, Meek spoke on what he feels is a war against street rappers. He revealed that despite the war against street music, there are artists, including Lil Boosie and Jay Z, who are trying to keep it alive.

And in regards to Cudi’s remarks, Meek says rappers shouldn’t be told what they should or shouldn’t rap about.

“The game be like trying to bounce the street rappers out,” he said. “It’s like bad right now. It’s kinda coming back. Boosie just came home. Hov just jumped on a real street record. Meek Mill back in effect. About to come with this new, second album…I come from DMX, Jay Z, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Nas, all that era right there…I seen Kid Cudi say ‘Yeah, they rap about money, cars, and hoes, and all this stuff.’ And I’m like ‘Bro, we don’t tell y’all what to rap about.’ If he choose to rap about sniffing coke I ain’t gonna say nothing about him rapping about that. J. Cole wanna rap about college. I might wanna hear the experience of college. I never been to college. You know what I’m saying? Rap is rap, man. It’s about how you putting them words together. How you making them flows sound on that beat. And how you making good music. You can’t say Tupac your favorite rapper if you ain’t trying to hear nobody talk about the streets.”

During an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in March, Kid Cudi stated that “the braggadocio, money, cash, hoes” raps in Hip Hop is holding back the culture.

Meek also spoke on the advice he received from Jay Z about jumping on singles with “bigger beats.”

The Philly lyricist later revealed that he was willing to pay Rihanna up to $200,000 to appear on his new single, “I Don’t Know,” which currently includes a guest appearance from singer Paloma Ford.

“It’s Meek Milly all over again but it’s just on bigger beats, man,” Meek said while speaking on his new single. “I had a conversation with Hov. He like ‘You got to spit. Always do you. Just pick bigger beats sometimes. You know what I’m saying? Don’t always think trap beat. Don’t think super Hip Hop beat. Think bigger sometimes’…I be trying to go for the kill. I was tryna get like Rihanna or one of them on my single. I was trying to give up like 200 cash. Couldn’t really get in touch with her. So, I ran with Paloma.”

With his new album, Dreams Worth More Than Money on the way, Meek spoke on what fans can expect on his sophomore album. According to the rapper, he’ll have more of a “contained flow” on the LP.

“It’s more contained now,” the Maybach Music Group rapper said. “You know what I’m saying? I’m still screaming loud on a lot of my tracks. I got that contained flow now when I’m talking to ‘em. More like you can hear everything more. You can—It’s more clearer. You know how I was always fast rapping. Super-fast flow. Everything is more—It’s growth to my music. And I can feel it myself. Like when you listen to your music.”

Dreams Worth More Than Money is slated for release before the year is up and according to Meek Mill, the album will include guest appearances from Lil Boosie and a handful of other artists.

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59 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "number 19" I realize you hate him, but at least look at the right chart. #4.

  • Imtr0

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  • Anonymous

    dude is fake and wack

  • Critta Tha ADDict

    I think what people are trying to say is, they don't want to control what you rap about, they want you to control what you rap about. Before you start writing pick a subject, or theme, or story, and then make the song ONE WHOLE IDEA! There is nothing profound about finding the link between money, jealousy, and women in every song. In the end all you did was say a bunch of stuff that rhymes and it's the same stuff from every other song. I'm not saying that's all you do either, I'm just saying for the industry in general, y'all just have to sit down and spend more time on a song, and the fans should stop being so easily amused.

  • t

    Meek on drugs, his jaw keeps clinching

  • Come On

    Yah everytime I here Meek mill is from philly it trips me out cause he don't sound like he's from there or raps like it. He might be the worst rapper out of philly period.

  • COCA

    OH MAN MEEK AND BOOSIE ON A TRACK SOUNDS LIKE A TERRIBLE IDEA!!

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  • Anonymous

    "it really ain't. that single is trash" It's #3.

  • JJC

    Ive always said that Meek never fitted in with the lineage of Philly rappers. You think about Black Thought, Sigel, Freeway, Cassidy, Young Chris, even Gillie and a few others, he just doesnt fit in with that group of guys. His music lacks creativity,and pretty much anything else tied to the creation of songs, he picks beats that hes comfortable with, and never tests the boundaries of whatever potential he might have. Rihanna knew the outcome of a song with Meek. The fact that he says his new album he will continue to yell and do that weak ass flow, just reassured me that this album will be more trash truck juice from this guy.

  • murdock

    he talked to hov about beats but some how couldnt get in touch with rihanna for a feature he was willing to pay 200k for?nope dont really believe that one.

  • Darryl

    ??????? Meek Mill is signed to ROCNATION as well as Rihanna so that does not make sense at all ???????

    • murdock

      exactly he didnt want to spend that bread so he got whoever he got

    • Anonymous

      Sure it does. She doesn't wanna work with a bum ass loser like Meek Mill. She knows he peaked already and can't make real hits like Eminem.

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  • Anonymous

    why this nigga always got someone elses name in his mouth? shit is pathetic

  • Anonymous

    Never felt Meek as an artist, His wordplay is elementary at best, his "street cred" is non-existent, his hooks are cookie cutter, his energy and choice of instrumentals are the only thing that save him. This album will flop, just like every other corporate rap album dropping in this current industry. BTW, if you have charlie mack, a known prince hall freemason in Philly, who's been involved with every rap artists who "Made it" in Philly, as your manager, then you will see some "PRESS", regardless of how WACK YOU ARE.

  • Anonymous

    and whats swag? i dont care how you dress or what you drive i want rhymes that really impress you say its all about money do you even invest any time in your rhymes, let me guess you so nice you dont write it just comes to you cause you the shit? nah you just doodoo

  • Anonymous

    sorry but son's music is TRASH

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  • Anonymous

    Meek's new single is blowing up on ITunes.

  • Anonymous

    Meek Mill a cool artist, like to see a young man come up in the game. Go checkout thegrandreport(dot)com, they have some good hip hop and viral videos on there

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  • Anonymous

    If you're willing to drop 200K, getting a hold of Rhianna or her management should be of no issue. #KPNMW

    • Anonymous

      Rihanna only works with stars who make hits. With the exception of Wale who stole his only hit song from a that Thomas girl who didn't want to sign to his struggle label.

  • Anonymous

    Meek don't have the bread for Rihanna. She don't want no scubs.

  • Anonymous

    Wale can get a Rihanna hook but Meek Mill can't LOL. T.I. can get a Rihanna on his song but Meek Mill cannot. Eminem has a few hits with Rihanna but Meek Mill never will.

  • Anonymous

    How hard can it be to get in touch with Rihanna? Can't you send her a tweet or some shit? Maybe she ain't fucking with him cause he fucks with Drake.

  • Anonymous

    Meek Mill drives around with the police. Nigga got pulled over and had a Miami narcotics officer with him and he still tried to sue the city of Philly and LAWST.

  • Roscoe P

    Meek Millz out chea catchin feelings over Kid Cudi interviews. LMAO

  • Anonymous

    meek is missing the point, all music and concept/ideas have their place... but its a problem when that's all you make is "igg nigg music", nothing else... you never been to college, rap about why not, what did you do wrong or right, was it a good decision or bad... his statements yesterday where dumb also, about be a "king not a goon"... his mentality hasn't grown since he was a kid... very simple minded...

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  • L

    He doesn't get what Cudi means. Cudi is talking about a sense of higher consciousness, where even though the bravado of material things and problems in the streets occur, in this day and age, to speak about them in a way which almost glamourises them, does hold back not just a culture, but the the development for the human species. But Meek, someone who has made a level monetary success by talking about those things, would naturally fail to see or at least acknowledge that. Even for someone to trash or troll or stan on comments is conducive to the same negativity that Cudi speaks on. No need to say much more, I just hope as a species we'll understand one day.

  • Anonymous

    Meek Mill is a bum, his 15 min is up. Cormega got a new song why don't you post that up, real hip-hop shit.

    • Anonymous

      Men lie, women lie, numbers can be altered To look high, shareholders hate takin' losses This is business, they don't care about your lyrics The better you sell, the better future for their children Controversy sells, so they support conflict Makes more progress, means more profit An artist gets killed, they say they so sorry Meanwhile, they tell you the date of his next project

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  • Anonymous

    Meek biggin up 50 Cent while completely leaving his boss Officer tRicky off the list.

  • Anonymous

    Jay might give you a lil pity verse like he does Ross and Khaled but he will never come out and film a video with scrubs like them.

  • Anonymous

    This nigga is trash, all he rap about is his icy wrist and his new foreign cars when he not even getting Mac Miller's money.

  • yeaaahh

    I understand what Meek is saying but that shit is really getting played out. "Grew up poor, became a product of my environment, went to jail, became a rapper" that's basically all it is. At least Cudi is adding some real emotion and trying to be innovative. I'm also annoyed how most rappers are influenced by the same people. You ask 10 rock artists about their influences and you'll get various answers....ask 10 rappers and you'll most likely get the same 3 or 4.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAH MMG Artists can't even get in touch with Rihanna for a song so he had to get a bootleg Rihanna sounding girl.

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