Meek Mill compares Reebok to a pimp, says the brand benefits greatly from Hip Hop culture.
It’s been nearly a month since Rick Ross was dropped by Reebok and although Ross may have thanked the brand “for their hard work and dedication,” one artist in particular is far from pleased with Reebok’s decision to drop the Maybach Music Group founder.
While speaking with Civil TV, Philly emcee Meek Mill didn’t hesitate in expressing his distaste for Reebok and their handling of the situation with Ross.
“Fuck Reebok. We wear Puma’s. That’s what we do. We wear Puma’s. As far as the Rick Ross situation with Reebok, I just don’t approve of none of that. I don’t approve of no companies trying to dip and dab in our culture and then when you make a mistake they dip out on you. So, it’s like they still making money off of our brand,” the rapper explained.
Meek even went so far as to compare the relationship with Reebok and the various artists the brand works with to that of a pimp and his women.
“I’m very against that. Ross is off of Reebok now, Reebok still gonna make money off of Ross. You know what I’m saying? Before Rick Ross and Swizz and Tyga, it was no Reebok. These companies they actually follow our culture and make money off of our culture and pay us like a pimp...And me, I’m against that,” said Meek. “Any way you fire me, we gonna tear your shit back down. Ain’t nobody wearing Reebok.”
Rick Ross was dropped from his endorsement deal with Reebok in mid-April as a result of the backlash surrounding his perceived date rape lyric on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.”