Earlier this week, news broke that Meek Mill and Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation decided to part ways. The company who managed the Grammy-nominated rapper for 10 years has now removed him from its websites and social media accounts. In a series of tweets on Monday, July 11, Meek let fans know it was a mutual “agreement, noting they still have business ties together.
“All I seen today was meek and roc part ways …I’m personally handling my own business so I can take risk and grow ..we came to that agreement together,” the 35-year-old tweeted. “I have a label deal with roc for my artist and I got reform super tied with them and many other investments wit jigga.”
The CEO of Dreams Chasers Records said the two entities will still work together, naming Reform Alliance, the organization that focuses on criminal justice reform. He clarified that his tweet was not meant to take shots at Roc Nation or his other label, Maybach Music Group, as some thought, compared to past tweets directed at Atlantic Records.
“And Roc Nation is my family don’t mix my post aimed at Atlantic mixed up with roc or MMG …they ain’t stop nothing I’m doing. We made about a 100m together,” Meek continued in another tweet. “Des mike and Hov saved my life b4 And put a lot of energy into it I’m not behind on my favors in life wit my people I’m good.”
Meek then addressed a fan who said felt he should express his appreciation toward Rick Ross’s MMG imprint. He said, “This wasn’t really a convo for MMG I just wanted to add that in there because Ross put me in the game also! It was for the controlled media base vibes.”
He continued, “I been signed to Atlantic/MMG since 2014 it used to be Warner only made 11m on records out of like a 100 m. I only could drop every 9 months something a lawyer never explained to me and they removed me from all festivals also.”
In another tweet, Meek explained that he had enough “money and resources” to take his career into his own hands. “Luckily I built my money and resources up they woulda starved me out…. Ima make that 11 million dollars one project … s–t might be sponsored by a bank or one of my friends! Let’s see what happens lol.”
Meek has repeatedly aired out his frustrations with Atlantic Records, most recently over his 2021 album, “Expensive Pain.” It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart with no help from the label, according to the “Ride For You” rapper.
He tweeted, “They didn’t put nothing into ‘Expensive Pain’ and then said I can’t drop another project for 9 months at the end of my contract after I made them 100’s of millions.”