Master P has opened up about his experience as Meek Mill’s manager and said that his contract with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group wasn’t the best.
The No Limit CEO discussed managing Meek and attempting to steer him in the right route when it came to signing a deal during an appearance on the The Gauds Show podcast. P claims that he informed Meek that he didn’t need to sign with anyone since he was a natural talent and recognized it.
“I was Meek Mill’s manager. Me and James, when he first started,” he said. “So, let me tell you why I stopped. I knew that Meek was talented, at the beginning. We had that song. I was like, ‘Meek, you don’t need to sign with nobody.’ Meek was like, ‘I’m gonna sing with Ross.’ I had looked at the contract and Ross a good dude. But he ain’t have his business straight.”
Master P continued: “Ross got his shit together now. He a boss. But I’m saying, at that time, you evolving, I seen it, I had the crystal ball, but [Meek] ain’t want to listen. I told James, ‘Hey, it’s cool, you gon’ handle that.’ I ain’t never got mad at Meek, I just walked away from the deal ’cause if you don’t see what I see. I been there already.”
The presenter pointed out that Master P would have gotten all the responsibility if he had continued to be a part of that transaction, and the creator of No Limit agreed but added that God’s plan will always work out.
“But look what God did, he had to go find out on his own, and now he’s in a better position,” he said. “But I’m tellin’ you, I knew he was a boss from jump.”
The problems Meek Mill has had with labels are widely known. The Philadelphian resorted to Twitter in October 2021 to voice his concerns under an unnamed label. Meek claimed that he had not received any money and was unaware of the amount that his label had deducted from his earnings.
“I haven’t get [sic] paid from music and i don’t know how much money labels make off me,” Meek wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “I need lawyers asap!!!”
He added: “Ask the record label? how much have you spent on me as a artist? then you ask how much have you made off me as a artist? i’m about to make my record deal public by monday just to let the world see what these people on!!!”
Many believed Meek’s remark to be the culmination of years of persistent rumors of conflict within the MMG group. In contrast, Rick Ross addressed the claims in a December 2021 interview with Billboard.
Rozay claims that no matter what the situation is between him and his musicians, he always wants them to be successful.
“I feel like we’re both hustlers,” When asked about the status of their relationship, Ross said. “That’s one thing about life, you either grow together or grow apart. As a boss, you make that decision, because whatever it is you want to do, Ricky Rozay wants to see you do it. There’s a lot of people that didn’t last or was still down with me the way Meek is — so I want to see the homie shine regardless.”