The MMG rapper cites Biggie, says lyrics are "imaginary visuals."
On a Dreams Come True tour stop in the DMV, Philly emcee Meek Mill said Rick Ross' controversial "U.O.E.N.O." lyrics are not the problem. Rather, a heightened sensitivity surrounding rap lyrics is the real issue.
"I don't even care about nobody criticizing no lyrics, man," said Meek. Protesters and activists have decried Ross's "date rape lyrics" and are looking to get the MMG boss removed from his Reebok contract.
"Biggie said, 'rape your kid, throw her over the bridge,' back then and it was nothing, it was just hip hop," Meek continued, paraphrasing Big's "What's Beef?" lyrics, circa 1997.
"Now you got all these weirdos on these social sites voicing their opinions about something anybody say. I don't care, you know what I'm saying? I'm from the hood. I never really cared about what nobody said in no raps. Raps always been talking about killing, drugs, all types of stuff, you know what I'm saying? So you can't just criticize no one thing nobody say, man. It's imaginary visuals."
Like Ross, both Meek and his lyrics have landed in the press quite a bit lately. Last month, the rapper's probation officer claimed he repeatedly violated the terms of his probation by leaving the state to perform; and just last week, NYPD officers alleged that Harlem-area gangs were using Meek's and Ross's lyrics as code for imminent criminal activity.
The "Tupac Back" emcee's next tour stop is this Friday (April 12) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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