Meek Mill net worth: Robert Rihmeek Williams, aka Meek Mill, is a rapper with a net worth of $22 million dollars. Read on for 10 Meek Mill highlights.
1. Meek Mill’s date of birth is May 6, 1987. He’s from Philly. When he was five, his father was robbed and killed. His mother would work odd jobs, cut hair and even shoplift to put food on the table for Meek and his sister. As a kid, Meek was painfully shy and hardly spoke.
2. Meek discovered hip-hop through his uncle, a DJ on the Philadelphia music scene who had worked with Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff. He began watching DVDs of rappers and trying to emulate them. As a teen, Meek began battle rapping. He would stay up late each night filling notebooks with lyrical ammunition he could draw from when battling.
3. Next, Meek formed a rap quartet—The Bloodhoundz—and recruited friends to burn their songs onto blank CDs and help pass them out. They released four mixtapes in total.
4. Once, when he was 18, Meek was badly beaten by the police. He was walking to a corner store and had a gun on him. The cops claimed Meek was the aggressor; and Meek ended up on probation.
5. Meek originally signed with T.I.’s label, Grand Hustle Records. However, Meek and T.I. both got into legal trouble and, as a result, he never released an official album under T.I. He was then scooped up by rapper Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, where his first album, Dreams and Nightmares, debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200. Meek has since launched his own sub-label called Dream Chasers Records.
6. Meek has had his fair share of rap beefs, the most notable being his feud with Drake, where he accused the Toronto-based rapper of using a ghost writer. Drake responded with two diss tracks. The second, titled “Back to Back,” was streamed more than half a million times in four hours. Even though many considered that the death blow for Meek, they would continue to bicker back and forth for months. But when Meek got locked up in late 2017, they squashed it. In fact, Meek featured Drake on his post-prison album, Championships.
7. For a simple parole violation, Meek Mill was sentenced to up-to-four years in prison. After a public outcry, including strong support from billionaire rapper Jay-Z, Meek was released. He had spent five unnecessary months behind bars. Meek issued the following statement when he got home: “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice—not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury. I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”
8. Meek would go on to executive produce a documentary, called Free Meek, detailing his struggle with the criminal justice system. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
9. Throughout all the violations, charges, courtrooms, jails and prisons, it’s estimated that Meek Mill has dropped more than $30 million dollars on legal representation. In spite of this (or perhaps because of it), he’s still been able to release chart-toppers and sign big brand endorsement deals.
10. Meek dated Nicki Minaj from 2015 to 2017. Nicki claimed Meek was physically abusive; Meek adamantly denies it. Meek’s new girlfriend, fashion designer Milan Harris, gave birth to their first child together on Meek’s 33rd birthday. Meek also has two sons—Rihmeek and Murad—from previous relationships.
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