Meek Mill on His Friendship With Russ: 'He Tells the Truth'

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Meek Mill attends the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Oct. 23, 2018 in New York City.

If you take a quick look under Russ' Instagram comments, you're probably going to find a series of haters bringing up his latest "L." Meek Mill can relate to that, as someone who came under fire in the public eye, following his feud with Drake during the summer of 2015. RapCaviar captured footage of Meek in the studio on Wednesday (Oct. 24) where he explained how Russ won over his respect as a person and a rapper.

"I've been around Russ two or three times. I respect he's making the beat, music, hook and verses. In this game, you have to respect that," the Philly native said before detailing a near-altercation with the Zoo rapper. "Me and Russ had a lightweight argument at the end of the night. We happened to be staying at the same hotel. We said a few words and shit. He expressed himself in an emotional way. He tells the truth a lot and a lot of people are not really fine with hearing the truth."

The 31-year-old later reflected on the fact that he was the punchline to everyone's jokes on social media at one point years ago. "I've been in the situation where everyone [says], 'L this.' I'm like, 'L? I just bought two Maybachs just yesterday, what the hell are y'all talking about?' Y'all need to revamp this whole social-media shit."

Even though Meek and Russ don't have any music together just yet, be on the lookout for a future collaboration on the horizon. "In the future I think me and Russ going to cook some shit up," he said. "Meek Mill and Russ on the way soon." Mill is working toward the release of his surprise album, which is slated to drop at some point soon in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Watch Meek Mill candidly talk about his friendship with Russ below. 


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