Meek Mill is stepping up his game in the ring. Prior to his sold-out Meek Mill & Friends concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday (October 23), the Philly rhymer got an intense boxing workout in that morning and called out Lil Uzi Vert for missing the session.
“@liluzivert you said 7am we working out what happened,” Meek captioned the training clip.
Meek Mills with the hands 🥊 pic.twitter.com/YAM2UNbRs8
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) October 25, 2021
Social media comedian ItsBizkit complimented Meek Mill’s hands by calling them “sturdy” in the comments section of his Instagram post, while former NFL running back Matt Jones wrote, “Yes Sir.”
Uzi hasn’t been slacking in the gym himself and has posted several clips recently boasting a six-pack and putting his speedy jabs to work. Shortly after Meek’s workout, the “Money Longer” rapper hit a local boxing gym and let the Dream Chasers boss know he was ready to put that work in.
It’s safe to say Meek Mill has come a long way in the gym since a clip of him attempting to destroy a heavy bag in 2015 went viral. Around that time, he challenged Drake to a $5 million boxing match (with Nicki Minaj as the ring girl) to settle their differences. Thankfully, they managed to squashe their beef without throwing any punches.
Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert aren’t the only rappers to have taken up boxing or MMA. Rhymers such as DDG and Blueface have organized celebrity fights for themselves while Wiz Khalifa has turned his mixed martial arts passion into an investment into the Professional Fighters League.
Meek Mill invited a ton of his Hip Hop friends to join him on the MSG stage on Saturday night while he ran through his Expensive Pain album. Lil Uzi Vert helped light up The Garden with a four-song set that included “Do What I Want” and “XO TOUR Llif3.”
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign, Rowdy Rebel, Bobby Shmurda, 42 Dugg, EST Gee and more joined Meek for the special concert, which was dedicated to his late father who passed away when he was just five years old.