Meek Mill has made many comments on how he feels about labels and how they treat artists.
Billboard has learned from reliable sources that Meek Mill has officially left the management team at Roc Nation. After signing a management arrangement with Roc in 2012, Mill’s name and likeness have been removed from the company’s website and social media channels.
Meek Mill secured a partnership with Roc in 2019 and had a venture deal was named president of Dreamchasers label. After Meek’s incarceration in 2018, he and Jay-Z formed Reform Alliance, a non-profit group working to reform America’s unfair sentencing policies.
After his most recent album, Expensive Pain, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, Meek publicly stated his displeasure with Atlantic Records earlier this year. After I made them $100 million, they told me I couldn’t quit my job for 9 months because of a clause in my contract. “How would can anybody live that?” Many rap artists are speechless because they rely on record labels. I don’t,” he wrote on Twitter.
He called the record company out for damaging his friendship with Roddy Ricch and not letting him release songs on his own accord. “So look I earned Atlantic records $100 million and let them rape me out from Roddy, an artist they came to me about in prison… they still saying I can’t drop music until 9 months after my previous album was blackballed simply wrapped buildings and Nina art with talent,” he said.
“Roddy, my youngin still…. But the term immediately divided us as the millions poured in from him… The same thing they attempted to do to Rozay and I… Most of them are locked in for the sake of money, so getting back up to speed is a slow and tedious process. Are artists just afraid to speak up?
In spite of many attempts to contact representatives for Roc Nation and Meek Mill, no one has yet provided any kind of response.