Meek Mill has left Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management after more than ten years.
Roc Nation has yet to comment on the split, though Meek Mill has confirmed the breakup. Over the past few days, Meek Mill has been scrubbed from the Roc Nation website and social media profiles. Meek Mill has been with the company since 2012, and his connection with Roc Nation runs deep.
He has a joint venture deal with the company for his Dreamchasers label and a non-profit he launched with Jay-Z to combat unfair sentencing laws. Both Meek Mill and Jay-Z banded together to form the Reform Alliance after Mill was sentenced to prison for probation violation in a ruling that was later overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
In recent years Meek Mill has expressed frustration with his label, Atlantic Records (WMG). That frustration resurfaced again today. “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 $100s of millions,” Meek Mill tweeted. “How can anybody survive that? Most rappers can’t speak because they depend on these companies. I don’t.”
Following speculation about the split today, Meek Mill later took to Twitter to address the rumors. “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. I have a label deal with Roc for my artist and I got Reform Alliance. Super tied with them and many other investments with jigga.”
In another tweet, Meek continues: “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 Mill also blames Atlantic Records for splitting him and Roddy Ricch up. “Roddy my yougin still, but that label separated us instantly when the millions came in from him, same thing they tried to do with me and Rozay. It takes a long time to catch up too because most of em tied in for the love of some money, artists scared to speak up.”