Meek Mill Disses Reebok as a “Pimp” in Rick Ross Controversy

By Lora Neng
May 3, 2013

Commercial enterprising and Hip Hop continue their tenuous relationship as MSTARZ reports a possible reconciliation after Rick Ross was dropped from Reebok’s marketing campaign.

Rick Ross’ lyric “Put Molly all in her champagne. She ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain’t even know it” from “U.O.E.N.O.” was decried as unfitting for the corporation’s ambassador. After the women’s group UltraViolet picketed the company, who promptly let the rapper go, Rick Ross followed with a third apology acknowledging his responsibility as an artist and that “using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong.”

But the murky nature of doing business troubled Meek Mill, who spoke out in defense of his label Maybach Music’s executive. “Fuck Reebok,” recorded Karen Civil in a taped interview. “We wear Pumas, that’s what we do… I don’t approve of no companies tryin’ to dip and dab in our culture and then when you make a mistake, they dip out on you, so it’s still making money on our brand.” He further compared their exploitation of hip-hop culture to being a pimp.

Still, MSTARZ reports that Rick Ross was recently seen being photographed with Reebok’s CEO Uli Becker and Swizz Beatz with seemingly no hard feelings between the parties.

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