Atlanta, GA – Meek Mill was evidently in a charitable mood over the weekend and wanted to support some local Atlanta kids who were selling bottles of water on the street. But apparently handing six kids a $20 dollar bill and telling them to split it while driving a $400,000 car and wearing flashy jewelry isn’t the move.
Not only were the kids disappointed in Meek’s meager offering, but Twitter also went crazy shortly after he shared a video of the exchange to his social media and started condemning the Dream Chasers boss for being cheap.
In the clip, several kids wearing masks surround Meek’s car as he asks them, “What is we supporting though?” While they try to explain, one young man pleads with Meek and says, “But they not going to split it,” to which Meeks says, “Hey, you gotta split that money, man. That’s $20.” The disappointed looks on the kids’ faces says it all.
Meek shared the exchange on Twitter and wrote, “They appreciated it they just hustling kids.”
They appreciated it they just hustling kids ….. https://t.co/QzUhJejGl0
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) December 6, 2020
Nonetheless, Meek became a trending Twitter topic on Sunday night (December 6) and naturally, the reactions were split. New Orleans rapper Tokyo Vanity defended Meek, writing, “Y’all ever been to Atlanta? Them lil niggas agg as fuck, hand prints all over yo car, water bottle greasy and nasty and hot. I give them money all the time and let them keep the water. They are very ungrateful.”
She added, “They think if you give 1 nigga some money you gotta give them all some money. All them sell water on 1 block and think you gonna buy from all them at the same time the guck 1 nigga gonna do with 7 bottles of water? He paid $20 for 1 bottle of water that came outta a $3 case of 24. Respectfully, you got meek fucked up cause he ain’t even have to give them shit.”
But others weren’t so forgiving. “Wait so I’m confused,” one Twitter user wrote. “a millionaire who grew up poor and struggling gave 8 kids $20 so they can sell water on the side of the road to continue … struggling. And that seems logical to you?”
Par for the course, there were no shortage of memes and snarky comments regarding Meek’s gesture. Check some of them out below.
MEEK MILL: “I JUST GAVE YALL $20 SPLIT IT!
9 KIDS SELLING WATER: pic.twitter.com/fbVGdIydgD
— Yampa International (@jah_stacey) December 7, 2020
I would have opened up one of them water bottles and drenched Meek Mill whole phone for pulling out $20. pic.twitter.com/DoUfXgfPPX
— JoshWitDaLocs (@ReaperSigma777) December 7, 2020
Idc Meek Mill is a bitch for giving those kids $20 to split and it’s damn near Christmas. Why would 5-7 kids selling water bottles be grateful that a multimillionaire gave them $20 to split. Wtf is that $3.
— Jaylin (@be_trill_) December 7, 2020
Meek Mill giving 20 dollars to 8 children who are selling water and making them split the 20 is the most Meek Mill thing ever.
— Escuvidue(Scooby Doo) (@cheeseburger_16) December 7, 2020
Meek mill gave $20.00 only to ten kids selling water and told them to split it like: pic.twitter.com/3J9hl4dQy6
— CHICAGO_PD #Voight Fan #DieHardChiHard (@mariaro482136) December 7, 2020
Meek Mill giving like 8 ATL water kids $20 to split and then asking them what’s the purpose of all this is just another reason I hate Meek Mill.
— R U T H L E S S (@KaioTheRuthless) December 7, 2020
what pisses me off about this whole meek mill situation is that he had the audacity to say “but what are we supporting? what are we support?” nigga it’s KIDS selling water bottles— he sounds like a politician debating whether black neighborhoods deserve funding
— Sana 🥀 (@SHairadin) December 7, 2020
if i was selling water bottles and meek mill gave me $20 that would be my villain origin story
— joanna’s struggle tweets (@dumbdotcomm) December 7, 2020
Kids: we are selling water can we have more than 20 bucks???
Meek Mill: pic.twitter.com/ZnnJEFG0Ur
— D-Paperz (@dpaperz23) December 7, 2020
So you telling me all in a day we find out JT gotta hateful tweet for every subcategory of human, meek mill rich ass done gave water boys 20$, cardi donates 120$ then contemplates spending 88k on a bag, and lil baby cheating on jayda for dick riding pros???? Chile 2021 WYA???? pic.twitter.com/kK1hyDHdJm
— $harkboy Mar$ 🧚🏿♀️ (@sharkboymars) December 7, 2020
Watch these water kids pull up later in 5 years with more hits than Meek mill and a couple of billboards. pic.twitter.com/NlnqAG77Ic
— Diégo (@deadpicassso) December 7, 2020