Meek Mill Donates to Flint Water Crisis, Challenges 50 Cent to Do the Same
The Philadelphia rapper said he would be sending $50,000 to Flint, Michigan -- currently in a state of crisis after its water system was contaminated with lead -- and challenged 50 Cent to match his donation.
"I got 50k to donate to waters ... Let's see if we can have @50cent match me! I'm pretty sure "flint" supported us!," he wrote on Instagram (Jan. 18).
I got 50k to donate to waters ... Let's see if we can have @50cent match me! I'm pretty sure "flint" supported us! Serious post contact .... Roc nation will purchase for me and ship! Not even just him all entertainers! I ain't got the tine posting memes and shit... "Way too trill for that" @dallaslifestyle it's my dawg hometown too! #FORMLKDAY
While 50 has kept mum about donating to Flint, Meek has been promoting his big contribution, which TMZ says is unrelated to his court-mandated community service as he faces sentencing in his probation violation case next month.
Meek also offered an update on Tuesday (Jan. 19), writing on Instagram, "My money is in and my job done ... It shows dudes like that can't function when you act like a grown man! No response... them dudes poison! WE DONT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORIST!#DONATETOFLINT show some humanity!"
Earlier this week, 50 and Meek exchanged barbs on social media after the release of Meek's EP 4/4 on Saturday (Jan. 16), where he takes shots at the Queens rapper on the track "Gave 'Em Hope."
Other celebrities who have expressed outrage over the Flint water crisis include Big Sean, Cher and Diddy.
Billboard has reached out to a rep for Meek for comment.