JAY-Z Responds To Meek Mill Leaving Roc Nation, Says They ‘Could Never Beef’

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JAY-Z has responded to Meek Mill exiting Roc Nation following news of their 10-year partnership coming to an end in July.

Hov addressed the split on DJ Khaled‘s “GOD DID,” a song that also features Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Fridayy off his new album of the same name.

Jay’s verse finds him rapping for almost four minutes, clearing up suspicions of any issues with Meek and referencing his role in his legal issues.

Me and Meek could never beef, I freed that n-gga from a whole bid, Hov did,” he raps on the song. “Next time we have a discussion who the G.O.A.T., you donkeys know this.”

JAY-Z previously wrote an op-ed for The New York Times about Meek’s imprisonment and also spent millions of dollars on his legal fees.

“JAY-Z is actually responsible for some of my legal fees,” Meek told The Breakfast Club in 2018. “Which I thought was the dopest in the world because it was some millions of dollars. I don’t even think I could have afforded it.”

When news first broke about him leaving Roc Nation, Meek Mill assured fans there were no issues and that he still had other partnerships with JAY-Z.

“All I seen today was meek and roc part ways,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m personally handling my own business so I can take risk and grow ..we came to that agreement together..I have a label deal with roc for my artist and I got reform super tied with them and many other investments wit jigga.”

He continued: “And roc nation is my family don’t mix my post aimed at Atlantic mixed up with roc or MMG …they ain’t stop nothing I’m doing we made about a 100m together des mike and Hov saved my life b4 And put a lot of energy into it I’m not behind on my favors in life wit my people I’m good.”

During a 2019 interview with Business Insider, Meek Mill explained how JAY-Z changed his perspective on business.

“He’s just a different type of guy,” he said at the time. “He’s about his business. He’s never late, he’s on point. He’s checking on his business every chance he gets. Basically, I’ve seen JAY-Z, and then I’ve watched other artists who came up around his time. He actually built something.

“He built businesses, and he built things that made him become the man who he is, that we could call a billionaire guy. He built that, and I watched that, and I studied that. That’s why I’m working the way I’m working now to build a foundation for myself too.”