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45 Meek Mill Quotes on Rapping, Fame and Struggle

Dayna Remus
Dec 17, 2022
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Meek Mill, born Robert Williams in the late 1980s, hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began his rap career at a young age, 12 years old, following a defeat in a local rap battle; the beginning of what was to be a fruitful music career. Read the 45 quotes below to find out more.

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Since 2012, Meek Mill has released six albums and 34 singles and EPs. This discography has not fallen on deaf ears. The rapper grabbed an award in 2015 for his "Dreams Worth More than Money" album in the Favorite Rap and Hip-Hop albums category.

He is only growing in fame and acclaim, and it wouldn't be surprising if he were to grab more awards along the way. Read these 45 quotes straight from the rapper's mouth to learn about his journey and perspectives on many topics.

 Meek Mill’s quote: "I don't think I would change, really, anything about rap. Rap doesn't have no limits to it, and I like it like that.” | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "I don't think I would change, really, anything about rap. Rap doesn't have no limits to it, and I like it like that.” | Image: AmoDays

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Meek Mill Quotes about Rap and Rapping

"I always wanted to be one of the hottest rappers." — Meek Mill

"I don't want to just be fully rapping my whole life." — Meek Mill

"I just do whatever I feel. Whatever the beat makes me say, I do that, and I run with that." — Meek Mill

"I'm not gone remix a record I don't got no love for." ― Meek Mill

"When I'm not in the booth, I'm one of the most laid-back guys. But growing up, I liked DMX, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and T.I. dudes that went all out on the track. My first songs were energetic because I liked their energy." — Meek Mill

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 Meek Mill’s quote: "I always wanted to be one of the hottest rappers." | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "I always wanted to be one of the hottest rappers." | Image: AmoDays

"Me and Kendrick [Lamar] have different types of music. He from a different coast; we ain't in the same lane." ― Meek Mill

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"I got into music when I was 12, 13." ― Meek Mill

"I don't know what type of music my son will want. By the time he starts listening to music, really, at like 15, 16, I'll probably have ten albums out by that time." ― Meek Mill

"I don't think I would change, really, anything about rap. Rap doesn't have no limits to it, and I like it like that." — Meek Mill

Meek Mill Quotes on Success and Fame

"Remember, nobody never believed in us. When they see us now, they can't believe it’s us, no." — Meek Mill

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 Meek Mill’s quote: "It's cool when people know you more, but I like people to treat me regularly when they see me." | Image: AmoDay

Meek Mill’s quote: "It's cool when people know you more, but I like people to treat me regularly when they see me." | Image: AmoDay

"When you do ten interviews in one day, and ten different sources want to talk to you, that means you're doing good. I think about that every day." — Meek Mill

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"Sometimes I have to remind myself that on my worst day I live like somebody on their greatest." — Meek Mill

"Just build your brand from day one, man. Your brand is your name, basically. A lot of people don't know that they need to build their brand; your brand is what keeps you moving." — Meek Mill

"Everybody think they're famous when they get 100,000 followers on Instagram and 5,000 on Twitter." — Meek Mill

"It's cool when people know you more, but I like people to treat me regularly when they see me." — Meek Mill

Meek Mill Quotes on Money

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  Meek Mill’s quote: "People say money ain't nothing; money is basically everything." | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "People say money ain't nothing; money is basically everything." | Image: AmoDays

"They say money rule the world, you can't pay God with it." — Meek Mill

"If I was to get money, that's the first thing you would get: a '96 Impala." — Meek Mill

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"The money turned me into a monster." — Meek Mill

"Get money, got cash. You hate it, you mad." — Meek Mill

"People say money ain't nothing; money is basically everything." — Meek Mill

Meek Mill’s quote: "They say money rule the world, you can't pay God with it." | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "They say money rule the world, you can't pay God with it." | Image: AmoDays

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"When I bought the Rolls Royce, they thought it was leased; then I bought that new Ferrari, hater rest in peace." — Meek Mill

"I believe that, if you a man, you can make that much money as any man." — Meek Mill

Meek Mill Quotes on Hard Work and Struggle

"The hardest hurdles for me was the streets, just getting out the streets. Surviving. Staying out of prison and staying on track. Staying focused." — Meek Mill

"Live in the lead but work hard like you're trying to catch up." — Meek Mill

"No matter how successful you become, you gotta keep grindin' and be a good person, and then good things will come to you." — Meek Mill

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Meek Mill’s quote: “Work harder than anybody you’ve ever seen. That’s what I believe.” | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: “Work harder than anybody you’ve ever seen. That’s what I believe.” | Image: AmoDays

"I always had pressure on myself throughout my life. I put pressure on myself and not from other people." — Meek Mill

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"Don't give up; the beginning is always the hardest." — Meek Mill

"I stay in my lane, but I always try to graduate to the next level, you know what I'm saying. I stay hungry." — Meek Mill

"Work harder than anybody you've ever seen. That's what I believe." — Meek Mill

"I called this album championship because I feel like a champion after overcoming poverty, street violence, racism, and prejudice in my legal situation to reach this point in my life and career." — Meek Mill

Meek Mill’s quote: "No matter how successful you become, you gotta keep grindin' and be a good person, and then good things will come to you." | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "No matter how successful you become, you gotta keep grindin' and be a good person, and then good things will come to you." | Image: AmoDays

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"I work hard. I focus on myself and putting food on my dinner table before anything else." — Meek Mill

"Work harder than anybody you've ever seen. That's what I believe." — Meek Mill

Meek Mill Quotes on Life and Relationships

"I've been betrayed a lot of times in life. I think everybody's been." — Meek Mill

"I leave my circle tight in keep my family close." ― Meek Mill

"My homies hold me down, really. I talk to Baby, Jeezy, Rozay, Nicki, everybody from jail. Just call once in a while and holla at people like, 'Yo, what's up? What's life like out there?' for people to give me a report of what's going on." ― Meek Mill

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Meek Mill’s quote: "I've been betrayed a lot of times in life. I think everybody's been." | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "I've been betrayed a lot of times in life. I think everybody's been." | Image: AmoDays

"When my girl does better than me, I still win. When I do better than her, she still wins." ― Meek Mill

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"They say loyalty brings forth royalty." — Meek Mill

"One night, I prayed to God. I asked could he please remove my enemies from my life, and before you knew it, I started losing friends." — Meek Mill

"Well connected, well respected and well protected." — Meek Mill

"If you don't know where you make your mistakes, that's your worst mistake: not knowing where your mistakes are at." — Meek Mill

Meek Mill Continues with His Way with Words

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Meek Mill’s quote: "How can I pledge allegiance to the flag? When they killin' all our sons, all our dads?" | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "How can I pledge allegiance to the flag? When they killin' all our sons, all our dads?" | Image: AmoDays

"What's free? Free is when nobody else could tell us what to be. Free is when the TV ain't controllin' what we see." — Meek Mill

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"I’m into all types of stuff. I might have on Pumas one day, Givenchy the next. I'd wear this John Elliott sweat suit to the club." ― Meek Mill

"First black president ever, and to be living while it happened – that's a good part of history. That's probably the biggest person I admire right now." — Meek Mill

"Management plays a role just keeping everything in place for you and making sure everything's going right." ― Meek Mill

"How can I pledge allegiance to the flag? When they killin' all our sons, all our dads?" — Meek Mill

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Meek Mill’s quote: "What's free? Free is when nobody else could tell us what to be. Free is when the TV ain't controllin' what we see." | Image: AmoDays

Meek Mill’s quote: "What's free? Free is when nobody else could tell us what to be. Free is when the TV ain't controllin' what we see." | Image: AmoDays

This Philly native hasn't forgotten his roots. Recently, he took to the field where he played football with 35 children from Philadelphia. All the children's family members or members had been incarcerated or had a run-in with the justice system.

Meek Mill himself never got to play football growing up, so it was a unique experience for him too. To read about another beloved rapper, go over these quotes by Chief Keef.

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