In the age of Instagram, moving on from a breakup can be much more difficult than it needs to be. While it's not always easy to push on after a relationship runs its course, this can be made especially more trying if your former partner is actively updating their accounts online like nothing has changed; is still friends with all your friends so they end up on your timeline even if you unfollowed them; and if (and when) the temptation to lurk gets the best of your better judgment. Even if you smashed the block button with confidence, when there's a will to creep on an ex, there's a way and this is something we all have been guilty of whether we want to admit it or not.
Considering this goes both ways, making sure your presence is on point is also part of the game. If they're possibly going to be low key glimpsing at your page, you may as well make sure there's something there to get them in their feelings, right? Sigh, what a time to be alive.
While the desire to flex on Instagram in the ever-so-likely assumption that an ex will be looking often takes precedence and, let's face it, we all do it. Anyone who tells you such a thought about showing off online hasn't crossed their minds at one point or another is a liar. The best revenge is living well, and in the meantime, the illusion of living well can double as a coping mechanism. When it comes to relationships in the year 2017, subconsciously or openly, we all want to "win" the breakup. That even goes for Meek Mill.
With all eyes on every stage of the very public (and curiously private) relationship between the Philadelphia rapper and Nicki Minaj, Meek himself has succumbed to pressure several times, deleting his entire account each time when things went sour, just to resurface a couple weeks later. With Meek being handed L after L by Drake via an ongoing beef that Minaj herself has wanted nothing to do with, it appears as though her recent reunion with Drizzy and Lil Wayne, combined with her matter-of-fact clarification on Twitter that she is officially single, means that their breakup is as real as ever.
True to tradition, Meek recently deactivated his Instagram account for just over two weeks, later going on to make up for lost time by posting over 20 images during his first 24 hours back on the platform. Regardless of whether or not Meek has found himself walking away from the modern day rap fairytale still in his feelings, he's still doing his best to act accordingly, assuming his role in success theater, with Instagram being his stage of choice.
Although ironic given this particular cast, Drake has provided millennial culture with an endless supply of beyond-fitting Instagram captions, including some that Meek Mill himself could borrow these days. Let's take a look to see how Meek Mill is doing following his unfortunate split from Nicki Minaj. Whether he's throwing subliminal shade or trying to have fun with his boys, here’s Meek Mill’s guide to using Instagram post-breakup.
Meek scrolling through Nicki's pictures like 😂 pic.twitter.com/yvQRo2nQNE— Rap Spotlights (@RapSpotlights) February 13, 2017
His first post since deleting his Instagram account was related to promoting his first show of the new year. Always best to keep it strictly business, at least in the beginning.
No caption needed. He's doing just fine.
Caption: "Don't you wanna live lavish?"
He's not about to Drake and drive to his ex's mansion, as the kids say these days.
He kept it subtle by quoting 6lack, writing, "Thought u was down to earth... but you want da got damn sky,"and adding a grin emoji.
Is this a TBT with Nicki cropped out? Certainly looks like it. One user commented how he looks lonely without Minaj by his favorite side — courtside. Good times.
Proof he's using no filter now that he doesn't have Minaj to impress. Bruh...
We were all waiting for one of these to surface.
Meek posted a candid shot of him in the club, captioning the image, "When they changed they was all surprised but me." Tell us more, please. Go on.
Back in the studio and not giving up. This one we can appreciate. Do you, boo.
Meek captions this one, "And I can't trust nooooobody!" Aww. Alone on the stoop, where arguably some of the best thinking is done.
For the Super Bowl, Meek Mill didn't let recently being dumped dim his shine, having some fun with his "new baby!"
Nothing like flying private to send a message that you're getting by just fine.
No surprise Meek reposted this meme. Mmmhmmm.
What is going on here, Meek? Caption reads, "Let's talk about it."
Gotta love memes. Maybe it's not that serious. Either way, we're currently laughing out loud.
He's out here learning lessons.
Although Meek Mill claimed he had nothing to do with Nicki Minaj's home recently being robbed, this selfie is suspect.
Takes two to play, right?
Gotta end this Instagram guide on a positive note. Although we were #TeamOmeeka, we got your back, too, Meek.
But it was Valentine's Day, after all. You do get some passes post-breakup.
When you’re lurking and you find exactly what you knew you would. Siiiigh.
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