Meek Mill told a group of kids to split a $20 bill that he gave them for water. The internet and the kids think he should have donated more.
Meek Mill built his brand on his beautiful rags-to-riches story, but he dropped the ball when it was time to pay this good fortune forward.
On Sunday, a video went viral of Meek Mill talking to some young entrepreneurs in Atlanta. While riding through the city in one of his various luxury vehicles, Meek was stopped by some kids selling water. Normally, a bottle of water from these kids cost $1-3. Yet Meek decided to give them $20 in exchange for no water.
While this was seemingly generous, the issue comes due to the fact Meek gave the whole group of kids one $20 bill and only one child had the money. When the other children expressed their concern, Meek insisted that they should split the $20. He then warned them not to touch or reach into his car.
Meek is no stranger to flaunting his wealth. So making these kids split one dub didn’t sit well with viewers or the children. Despite the optics, Meek took to Twitter where he claimed the children appreciated the $20 because they were hustlers.
Meek Mill is driving around Atlanta in a 400k car, Saw a few kids hustling waters and gave them 20 dollars and told them to split it. 6-8 kids splitting 20 dollars.
20 dollars ????????? pic.twitter.com/m52ifzwERT
— Karlton (@KarltonMARZ) December 6, 2020
to keep it 5 Meeks, I understand their disappointment https://t.co/7vLerwsuf0
— CHIKA ? (@oranicuhh) December 6, 2020
Meek Mill Gave Them Lil Kids $20 And Told Em To Split It Lmao All I Can Think About Is This pic.twitter.com/omwrjoQ2gw
— DJ First Class™ ? (@1DJFirstClass) December 6, 2020
Meek Mill: “Give back to the hood”
Meek Mill giving back to the hood: pic.twitter.com/K8HH4sQl7Q
— AV (@theavgboy) December 7, 2020
Meek Mill on tour: ATLANTA, I LOVE Y'ALL
Meek Mill on Edgewood: pic.twitter.com/XjJPo52ywT
— King Cooley (@KingCooleyXIII) December 7, 2020
Meek Mill to the kids selling water in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/nhDalM9NVp
— Dre Hova ?? (@TheDonPerignon_) December 6, 2020
.@MeekMill you’re the main one screaming “give back to the community,” but your frugal ass wanna give young boys who look like you only $20 while flexing in a luxury car w/ expensive jewelry. You’re a joke. And the epitome of performative activism. https://t.co/H9HAyJNtnI
— ? (@stonyfrmdabronx) December 6, 2020
They appreciated it they just hustling kids ….. https://t.co/QzUhJejGl0
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) December 6, 2020
You really can’t tell people what to do with their money, that being said. Meek could have broke them off with a little more.