Rapper Meek Mill has reportedly parted ways with the Jay-Z-led record label and entertainment agency, Roc Nation.
Sources allegedly informed Billboard of the split, but there is no further information on what may have caused the separation or if it was amicable.
Meek Mill entered a management deal with the Roc 10 years ago in 2012, where he earned a joint deal for his own label, Dreamchasers. In 2019, not long after his release from prison the year prior, Meek partnered with Jay-Z to create the Reform Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at eliminating unjust prison sentencing. The rappers forged what seemed to be a great relationship over the last decade.
Earlier this year, Meek publicly expressed frustration with his record label, Atlantic Records, for lack of support on his latest album, Expensive Pain, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
“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 100’s of millions,” he wrote on Twitter. “how would can anybody survive that … most rappers can’t speak because they depend on these companies ‘ I don’t."”
He continued tweeting, airing his grievances with the label’s restrictive release terms and the handling of the relationship between him and label mate Roddy Ricch.
“So look I made Atlantic records 100’s of millions and let them rape me out out Roddy a artist they came to me about in jail … they still saying I can’t drop music until 9 months after my last album got blackballed just wrapped buildings and Nina art with talent.”
As of Monday afternoon, neither Meek nor Roc Nation have commented on the matter.
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