Meek Mill is rightfully a big fish in hip-hop and has consistently been bringing us quality music from the start. From Dreams And Nightmares to Expensive Pain, the Philadelphia rapper has some fantastic projects to his name. However, as well as producing excellent albums, Meek also produces headlines as he’s synonymous with controversy and has had feuds with everyone in the industry.
Meek Mill’s feuds are undeniably entertaining. However, sometimes they can distract listeners from the music that he’s making. The rapper has feuded with everyone, from Cassidy, The Game and Drake to Beanie Sigel, 6ix9ine, and the list continues. Furthermore, the MC has had several highly publicised run-ins with the law. His dealings with the criminal justice system date back to 2005, with his most recent legal charge coming in the form of a firearm misdemeanour he received in 2019.
The 35-year-old artist (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) was also in a high-profile, highly volatile relationship with Queens rapper Nicki Minaj. Minaj, after their relationship, in a public spat, even made allegations of domestic violence by Williams. Taking to Twitter in 2020, Minaj wrote, “You a clown. U do IT for likes. #TwitterFingers beat women, scared of men.” She continued, “you beat your own sister and taped it. Spat on her and taped it. Kicked me in front of your mother and sent her to the hospital.”
Of course, no official charges were ever pressed by Minaj, but his involvement in drama is arguably what has kept the spotlight on Meek. However, drama aside. Meek Mill is still a talented rapper and has continued to showcase his lyrical ability on his projects, with his 2021 album Expensive Pain reaching number three on the Billboard 200.
Mill, as a musician, has spoken on music many times and, of course, has been asked about what he listened to growing up, who his favourite artist was as a child and who he listens to now. However, you rarely hear rappers, or musicians in general for that matter, getting asked about their favourite films.
In a brief interview conducted by XXL Magazine with Mill, the rapper was asked about his favourite films. He interestingly responded, “I like movies from the culture that we live, like Paid In Full, Belly and….what else? Oh…City Of God. Stuff like that.”
Meek Mill’s three favourite films of all time:
- Paid In Full (2002)
- Belly (1998)
- City Of God (2002)