Meek Mill claims a rich man once told him broke people spend their money before they earn it, while rich people spend wisely after they earn money.

The rapper made the statements during an interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood on REAL 92.3 in Los Angeles.

Meek discussed rappers showing off their private jets and expensive rides on social media. He said being around millionaires and billionaires exposed the reality of broke rappers showing off their leased possessions on social media.

"I hang around some heavy millionaires and billionaires, but they laugh at" rappers displaying material wealth that depreciates quickly.

He said millionaires wonder 'Why are you showing that? Why? What is the point?'"

The rapper said one wealthy guy explained the time honored process of getting to the riches.

"He told me broke people spend before they get it, rich people spend after they get it."

Meek said, "A lot of people with the mind frame of being poor, you spend it as soon as you get it."

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Meek defended his own ostentatious displays of wealth on social media, saying he flosses to inspire others.

Meek said he was inspired by former NBA star Allen Iverson who rode around his Philly neighborhood in fine cars and dripping in diamonds.

"It changed me because I never seen a Black man come through, like, in luxury. So it made me want more. Standing on the corner seeing failure every day. It looked like I just seen success ride by me [sic], and that motivated me to not want to be normal. So when I do it on Instagram, I try to, like, just touch the people that - they call it lower class, we got extreme lower class where people, like, sleeping on the floor."

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Meek recently missed out on a $450,000 paycheck after Philadelphia judge Genece Brinkley mishandled his request to travel to Dubai for work.

Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin revealed Meek was denied permission to travel to Dubai for a show that would have paid him $450,000 in American dollars.

Meek's team reportedly submitted the request to the judge and followed proper protocol ahead of the March 15 deadline. But Judge Brinkley missed the approval deadline by four days. Rubin believes Judge Brinkley's failure to approve the request in a timely manner was an intentional act to screw Meek over.

Last month, Rubin also called out the judge for denying Meek's request to travel to Toronto, Canada to attend Game 1 of the 76ers vs Raptors NBA playoffs series.
 

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net, Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

  • tintin

    so he broke then.

  • Desi

    Yeah, like him and everyone in his family. GTFOH!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Is this new news for rappers?? They can't all be financially dumb.

  • KLove

    That judge got it out for him....every request is going to be summarily DENIED!!...but he did it to himself, knowing that the judge is not sympathetic to his plight

  • Dori Day

    If you see failure everyday than stay out of jail and focus on what you work so hard to become. He has opportunities that that others are working right now to achieve with little or nothing. He held him self back not the judge. He is blaming his problem on another for a scenario he created. Now it's the judges fault.

  • Ni Ni

    I dont know not one song by this dude.

    Anywhoo, it's high school graduation time and I'm going to preach the same message as i did last year until somebody gets it.

    #ParentsSayNoToStudentLoans #ItsAScam

  • CardiB’sAbs

    So you floss on social media to “inspire” people? ???? Naw, you do it to boost your own ego with likes. Let’s just call a spade a spade.

  • Topic Influencer

    He said millionaires wonder 'Why are you showing that? Why? What is the point?'"
    ^^^^^
    Just like regular folks wondering why your good homeboy Robert Kraft out here showing his octogenarian ass DICK. Paid a hooker to look at it according to the police down in Florida.

    So to Bob: "Why are you showing that? Why? What is the point?'" https://media2.giphy.com/media/10bO1DgmV6fkuA/giphy.gif

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ????? His attorneys are fighting tooth and nail to keep that video from being released.

  • Dori Day

    We know that this system is not sympathetic to people of color. We have to do our grandest to stay out of a system that does not work in our favor.

  • T Willis

    I wonder if it was shade to Jay, who used that same line about bragging... to inspire “us” ???...

  • Dori Day

    Lol, ignorant when there are many unfortunately will do it for free.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lol

  • Topic Influencer

    going to preach the same message as i did last year until somebody gets it.
    #ParentsSayNoToStudentLoans #ItsAScam
    ^^^^
    I mean to each. I have an honors student who is college bound. If we dont get enough scholarship offers I or her dad, will indeed be taking out some student loans if need be. Bc I know what isnt a scam. Her education.

  • Tinytoon

    Millionaires need to ask why he can't stay out of trouble. Worry about keeping your nose clean & pray for your probation to finally end.

  • MrsSpice1

    Ugh whatever..i guess that wise white man didnt tell him not to get rich by the white man just to give it all back to the white man..from ur jewelry to ya ..white high end designer clothes to ur luxury white man sold cars...foh lame... Idgaf how much money he got he stll look broke and musty. Being rich isnt the same as being wealthy!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I can think of a million other ways to be inspired and looking at somebody drive a million dollar car aint it.

  • Yoni7

    No lies told.

  • jwoo250

    Say it again for the people in the back.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    At least Jay told us how to get to the bag if you have some disposable income: buy investments, buy some real estate in your hood and get some assets that appreciate.

  • Ni Ni

    Right to each his own!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Broke AND musty. Log off right now! ????

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Get her into fencing. Most underutilized scholarship out there.

  • hi-liter

    Yeah Meek, you never had that issue because you been “rich-rich” all your life.

    Niggas get with the white folk and get a little change wanna try and preach something he at some point practiced himself.

  • Coy little wink

    So he's broke? And a hypocrite. Got it...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So we should spend our money after we get it, and not before?

    OK. Not exactly groundbreaking financial advice, but thanks anyway. Cool.

  • WhoKnew

    He is the epitome of the pot calling the kettle black. STFU. Crooks, criminals and crying ass bitches always associate and stick up for other crooks, criminals and crying ass bitches. His ass prolly been at Ms. Wong's "dic and rub salon" too with Kraft. He just ain't get caught.

  • Topic Influencer

    No lies told but its the messenger and the method. Saying you floss to inspire others is trying to give yourself a pass to do fukk ish. Nobody likes a constant braggart.

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  • NewNew

    You are both correct. Student loans are a racket/scam/way to imprison people with debt for decades. Your daughter's education is important and a priority. If I knew then what I know now I would have gone to a community college for the first 2 years and transferred into a state school thereafter since, where I live, we have a program that gives CC transfer students a free ride and our state school is world renowned. It would have saved me tens of thousands of dollars and my degree would have been just as valuable as my current degree. I would have become a homeowner sooner and had more savings sooner had I gone that route.

    It's a matter of strategizing and making the best overall financial decision for your child. Crunch the numbers and think it through carefully. Congrats to you and your daughter, she's gonna do great! ??

  • CardiB’sAbs

    OT: Did my people watch GOT this past Sunday? They did Missandei dirty as fawk!

  • Gloria

    I mean he’s not wrong lol.
    These rappers have been pushing for these pricey diamond chains, earrings, etc but in reality diamonds are worth shit. This is why you rarely see billionaires with any diamonds on them- or any jewelry for that matter. It’s worthless.

  • NewNew

    He's not wrong about living within your means but he does come off as hypocritical. This is the same dude who went in on weave wearing women then was seen with the queen of unbeweavables a few days later. I'm taking Meek's rants with a grain of salt. https://media3.giphy.com/media/dmTnixXp5efEk/giphy.gif

  • Bashi22

    He’s not wrong however most of these rapper will never invest in their own community.

  • hi-liter

    Rich people so the same shit. They can just borrow more money to pay Peter or Paul and file Chapter 7 afterwards....just ask the POS that lives on Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Topic Influencer

    . If I knew then what I know now I would have gone to a community college for the first 2 years and transferred into a state school thereafter since, where I live, we have a program that gives CC transfer students a free ride and our state school is world renowned.
    ^^^^^^^
    She is going to graduate high school with an associates degree from the CC. We have what is called early college program, that she has placed into and starts in August. We have been thinking ahead. Probably more ahead than most. She is only in the 8th going to the 9th. But to say---say no to any financial aid that involves a loan of any sort, puts a whole entire population that has no other chance at funding a higher education in isolation. Its kind of not fair.

  • Dr. P

    Wish he’d get those snicker colored teeth fixed like the wealthy men he’s quoting ?

  • Seldomseen

    Is that fighting with dem stick?

  • iWasteTime

    They did but Danny needed that! She is pissed! She isn't going to go mad queen but she is going to play the game smarter and protect the one baby we have left.
    I'm proud of Jamie and need him to go handle his handle and get back to Brienne! He and Arya are going to fight over who kills her.
    We are going to lose some more folk we're attached too. Grey is going to die to avenge his girl. I need some one to kill Bronn ass too

  • Seldomseen

    They have made college ridiculously unaffordable.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Dont listen to nothin he says...He's from Philly and all these niccas do here is talk circles around each other...Oh and the only thing Robert Kraft can teach Meek is that two hand twist combo the women were doing on him for $40.00 a pop at the sucky-sucky Asian parlor ...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You're probably right and especially with Black kids.

  • NewNew

    Cersei must die.

  • Topic Influencer

    Here we have 3 schools within the UNC system that sets undergraduate in-state tuition at $500 per semester and out-of-state tuition at just $2,500 per semester. Elizabeth City State University (which is also an HBCU), UNC Pembroke, and Western Carolina University. My niece went to UNC-P and its a good school. Often overlooked.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Paying no taxes for years has afforded him a verrry nice lifestyle.

  • wigmon68

    You'd be surprised at how many people carry tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt and don't understand how it makes them "poor".

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You want Bronn dead?? I like him LOL...He's just too money hungry I hope they dont give him Highgarden only because its so beautiful and he didnt' do anything to deserve it...Do you know that him and Cersei never film in the same room together cause they used to in real life date and it went bad...now thats petty...LOL...

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I was hoping Missandei was going to take those chained hands, wrapped them around Cersei’s neck and jump off the wall with her.
    Jaime hit it and quit it. Brienne should’ve fawked Giant’s Bane, he wouldn’t have left her.
    I agree Grey Worm will die trying to avenge his boo.
    I agree Jaime will try to kill Cersei.
    I think Arya will die too-she can’t be the hero twice.
    I think the Hound may die trying to kill The Mountain.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lolol yup!

  • Yoni7

    Girl, I'm only going off the headline. I didn't read the write-up. LOL What did it say? LOL

  • Scromes1212

    You don't think rich people carry debt? That's how they get rich. A loan is debt just like credit cards.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ?TOO EARLY FOR THIS ??

  • CardiB’sAbs

    They file bankruptcy like clockwork.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Amen!

  • Scromes1212

    Classic do what I say, not as I do smh

  • Ni Ni

    Yep! They want to keep you in debt.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I read about that. Petty as hell! I like Bronn too. He started from the bottom and now he’s a knight.

  • Applebum

    I can’t stand this fraud. Tell us something that we don’t already know, Fruity Mill.

  • Scromes1212

    I see what he was trying to do but as usual he went about it the wrong way smh middle class and wealthy people carry more debt then poor people smh

  • Applebum

    Loll @ your screen name. ??

  • MJF

    lmao right

  • Scromes1212

    I'm trying to figure out where they came from smh

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    If you do a Parent Plus loan please make sure its limited...I worked at a college in the federal loan department and to explain to parent that their kid took the max for only 500.00 left on their bill after grants is heartbreaking...One student had their mom fill out the PP application only to take the max of 18,000.00 (which only affects the parents credit not the student) ...this woman was so heartbroken...it took her five years to build up her credit only for her child to ruin it then drop out after getting the refund check...Momma came back to Us with her child when she started getting notices to pay the Parent Plus loan back...there was nothing we could do and her child didn't say ish to her...I have a co worker right now who's daughter did the same thing...If you and your student choose a federal loan please use the subsidized (which does not accrue interest until 180 days after the students last day of class.) If your baby decides to go further in education the sub loans will not accrue interest until the masters or phd. programs are completed as long as the student registers for grad school before the 180 day mark. Congrats to you and your Honors baby...I wish I had to a chance to do it again I would have chosen an HBCU....

  • Phillybruh

    I hate him

  • Scromes1212

    Dam but the boy from Philly? Lol

  • Seldomseen

    Lol

  • Applebum

    Of course. To be allowed acces to these powerful wealthy elites you’re going to have to be down...down.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I know Mills dum asz ain listening to shrivel didk Kraft. Rich men like Kraft spends money on prostitues,then deny any engagement in prostitution even though they have footage Of him in the act.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's true. I think basic money management classes should be a requirement for all high school students. Many or most of us only learn money management the hard way, by making bad decisions that end up costing us dearly.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly. Meek confused. He don't know who to listen to, who to trust, or where his loyalty lies smh I kind of feel sorry for him

  • Bonita

    Very true. Dave Ramsey taught me to start moving like the wealthy, and to stop being a slave to debt. If you can't afford to pay cash for it, then you can't afford it. And you'll never acquire wealth by borrowing. Poor people borrow, and you'll always remain poor by borrowing. If you have to borrow money to get something, that means you can't afford it. He drags people who brag about having a high credit score, which he refers to as your, "I love debt score," because it's nothing to be proud of. I don't finance anything or use anybody's credit cards anymore. I save for what I want, and pay cash.

  • Topic Influencer

    YASSS HBCU! She wants to go to an HBCU and be an engineer like my aunt/her great auntie (who didnt go to an HBCU but still)!!!! Im so excited for her. I mean we got a little stash for the girl child to go and hopefully scholarships, she got some work in her lol, and other avenues. So hopefully it wont come to any huge loans. But if it DID we for SURE wont be taking the whole amount. Im not too far from college my ownself so I know a few funding tricks or two. But I also understand on the flip side everyone aint able.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He is a scoundrel but a I love an underdog...as you said he came from nothing and look at him...I just dont like the side he went with but he's all about himself and nothing else...it was good seeing him in that scene on Sunday...

  • Topic Influencer

    He ignant as hell still basically. Still flossing on the Gram.

  • Scromes1212

    I mess with Dave Ramsey but name me 5 super rich people that never borrowed money?

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Whyyy? Is Jay z trying to throw Nipsey away? He was talking backwards about gentrification , but we know what he meant. Why is he using meek to listen to this white man who's been mostly privileged. Some form of guilt from selling drugs, cause the ignorance of meek's generation (30's) really don't care.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Yet it's the broke people who buy, download and rally for his azzz... This fool must be swallowing a lot of jizz for his come up because I can't name a dayum thing he's put out!! BOY BYE full of himself!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    LMBAO... SNICKER COLOR...

  • Shamwow

    Or simply stfu and give better interviews. Interviews that send a different message.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    That's had his azz under investigation!!! He looks a horrid mess!! His glow is a NO!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Its great to know...I was so surprised to see alot of Us coming in asking about funding because they never went to college but want to make sure everything is right for their child...I would teach a workshop for parents and students once a week about the dangers of loans and being on top of paperwork, increasing your credit score, and getting your student loans out of default or delinquency status. It was some of the most rewarding work I've ever done...Nothing better then helping our own...I have a cousin who in an environmental engineer she makes over 250k a year...You have a great child with big goals Im proud of her and I dont even know her LOL....

  • Bonita

    Most did borrow money from a relative verses a bank to start their businesses, and they acquired wealth by growing their business. I don't have family that can front me money like that. Fortunately however, I won't need to borrow to start mine because I'm saving so that I can invest in myself.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    SAY THAT!!!

  • Scromes1212

    That's what's up. I'm just saying, carrying debt is apart of becoming wealthy. Dave speaks to the middle class white in America. Not saying he is wrong but he doesn't fully grasp what it is to be black in America.

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  • NewNew

    Yeah, there's no one solution that fits everyone's situation and the cost of college, especially private college, is prohibitive for most people. But I also know of a lot of people whose lives have been affected negatively by the student loan system. The key is to get as many scholarships/grants as possible and keep the borrowing to a minimum. So I see both your point and the "student loans are a scam" point as well. Your daughter is lucky to have parents that are planning ahead for her future.

  • Yoni7

    I bet! So this write-up is more of a "Let me preach to y'all, but I'm still gone do ignant me", type sh!t. LOL

  • iWasteTime

    I had an argument with a person last night about why the judge won't let him leave the country.
    She's doing his dumb ass a favor ...

  • Topic Influencer

    Awe thanks yall. And YES. Its education thats key on that funding. Here they make you go to so many mandatory classes but its never enough really. And see how much of a solution you have. Keep on being a resource.

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Lol.Bawahaha Keke.... Egg-zactly.

  • Bonita

    Right, but where people go wrong is by borrowing from banks. That's the debt you absolutely don't want. The key is learning to save so that you don't have to borrow period. That's been my takeaway.

  • Phillybruh

    Its really not up to her, he's a felon on probation he can't leave the country.

  • NewNew

    I went to an HBCU for my freshman year and knew 2 months in that it was a bad choice. This is not a commentary on all HBCU's, just my experience. I couldn't wait to get out and people were shocked to see me back spring semester. This is to say that the grass often seems greener on the other side.

  • Scromes1212

    We can agree to disagree but most rich people borrow from banks. That's just facts

  • Topic Influencer

    How I took it lol

  • NewNew

    It's fun too! I enjoyed fencing when i did it recreationally. It's quite the workout

  • iWasteTime

    He can leave the country. That isn't blanket for all felons on probation.
    If you are still on probation, or on parole, then you will most likely not be allowed leave the country without prior approval. She gives his approval.

  • Yoni7

    And I'm taking YOUR word for it. LOL

  • PhillyFacts

    So this mofo is laughing at “rappers” who’s posting their riches and don't see the point, yet he's doing the same ish supposedly as motivation? if he don’t sit his foolish behind down

  • NewNew

    This sounds like an awesome non profit organization idea. Perhaps you can start one! I would support it. Start holding Workshops geared towards teaching low income families and families of color how to navigate the student loan system and set them up for success. Get a group of mentors in each city that can work with these families long term. There's grant money for these types of organizations and the tax write offs would be fabulous. Do it, do it!! ????

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO @ " two hand twist combo" HOLLERS. Then FAINTS.

  • xenaD

    Just one piece of cake right now! Like damn. I’m so hungry ??

  • Nik

    Today we should know better so we must do better, but the origin of black folks wearing all of their money on their bodies comes from the old school generation, from the Reconstruction Era forward, not trusting white banks. They feared their money would be stolen so they either put the money in their mattresses or wore it in the form of fine clothes and jewelry. Same goes for why dressing up for church has become a big deal because that was an opportunity to dress up after working their fingers to the bone all week.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    The hypocrisy of this mans ignorance is the content jokes are made of??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    This dude said he looked up to Allen Iverson but I wonder does he still look up to him or looks down on him?

  • Nik

    You just said something right there. People get "up there" and step on the people who are holding them up. People need to choose their heroes more wisely.

  • EMILY POST

    Life lessons from Meek Mill ..
    Meek Mill quotes vol I

  • PhillyFacts

    Exactly that’s why I told my nieces don’t take y’all foolish a**es down Filbert st to protest for his arse. Dude be finessing heavy...

  • morenYAHdelsur

    So which one is he?

  • Nik

    Very often the wealth rich people have is due to having a lot of access to credit versus liquid cash. This is why we hear about people who are supposedly rich in tax debt and losing homes.

  • Nik

    Cersei is the OG of beeyatches. I was so p*sssssed!!!! I cannot wait til they take revenge on her.

  • Nik

    Cersei has three people coming after her: Jamie, Aria, and Clegane (I think that's his name, the brother of The Mountain). I think Jamie will be the one to do it.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    This is one strange looking dude. he looks like he doesn't take showers or brushes his teeth. WTH did Nicki see in him.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Lightbulb just went off....This is what im talking about!!! Thank you so much I would have never thought about taking the step to non-profit... Yall are amazing!!!

  • PhillyFacts

    I hate no one but I don’t like him he’s fake asf; paying dudes to hang with him. Let me hush??

  • Nik

    Who is that actress? I think she is so gorgeous.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    What made it so bad??? I went to a college where there were only 400 of US and 6K yts....I had never encountered racism until I got to college and seen it first hand...if it wasn't for my mentors and the AA studies program I would have never made it out...

  • Russiancreme

    I refuse to take advice from a rapper who caught a lucky break. Look behind you Meek, its thousands of rappers from your city who'll never obtain your level of success. I might listen to what a successful Black entrepreneur or corporate individual has to say tho.

  • Nik

    I 100% agree. In addition to classes I also think the youth need to be trained in the knowledge that their self-worth is not rooted in material items. For some people that is the root of their debt, trying to impress people who are digging the same hole.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I hope they have a horrible death planned for her but bc she’s pregnant they’ll probably let her live. ?

  • Nik

    Being rich isnt the same as being wealthy
    ***********************************************
    True!

  • Nik

    A worse one than that guy who was eaten by his dogs. I want to see her eyes get big as the dragon approaches her and burns her to a crisp, but that'd be too easy. burned alive by the dragon. Jamie killing here would feel like the ultimate betrayal.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Yup! I want Jaime to gut her.

  • Torae

    Have black celebs always been as dumb as him? Or is it just the times? Because a lot of them dumb af. Stop taking advice from them...

  • Trace da Ace

    loonggg sigh.....pass....

  • Li-Wright

    That judge is determined to keep Meek in chains. I don't understand her. The Supreme Court should step in on his life-long probation.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    No lie here! Maybe the delivery came off Wrong but until we face our truth , we can never change. I was guilty of this in the PAST but I decided to do the work. I'm still a work in progress but I'm determined to break generational curses. What he is saying does not apply to everyone BUT many of us grew up with that poverty mindset because we watched it growing up. It started in slavery, we were taught that we could never own anything and that we are not worthy, etc. So, if you had parents who robbed Peter to pay Paul just to be sure they kids had a meal, hid the car in the backyard to avoid the repo man, burned candles when the lights were off, ate mayo sandwiches and the list goes on; not to mention a father not being in the household; will cripple your thinking and leave you with abandonment issues of feeling unworthy. You believe that is the norm; then a lack of confidence and self esteem penetrates our soul. So when we become adults, we strive to overcompensate with the most expensive things TRYING to find value in ourselves . Well, you can't put value nor confidence on. It's starts with self awareness and knowledge . The rich folks value was instilled in them early on. Most of them came from generations of wealth and knowledge . SLavery stunted us BUT NOW we can't keep blaming slavery or our parents who walked out on us and left us with abandonment issues, or the uncle who molested us, the parent who didn't instill the importance of college in us or the mom who put the lights in our name when we was just 8 years old and screwed up our credit in which we are still trying to get it off today and the list goes on. Yes, its screwed us up and left us will all type of demons to fight but now you must FIGHT! Don't teach your kids what you've been
    Taught. Start with finding your worth, you have to KNOW who you are before you walk in a room with the wealthy. I have been broke and made it my duty to enter a room with millionaires . Broke as hell but they had no idea because I look and spoke like money. I was the only black chick but I was determined to learn what I wasn't taught from them. Im still learning but no longer in debt, I now have employees and I also try to educate them. I recently payed off a 800.00 car title loan for one of my employees who is my best worker and a single mom but I have her a speech on why to NEVER take one out again , nor do i waste my money on designers because I KNOW who I am now that I became more spiritually inclined. I also learned that ALL whites are not racists. Heck, some will help u more than your own. That crab in a bucket mentality is why we stay down. Think for YOURSELF! Sorry so long but I just wanted to help just one person if possible . Keep pushing guys!

    Kizzy Rock
    (yes that is my birth given name Lol

  • Li-Wright

    Doesn't matter. What Meek is saying is true. Esp. with the rappers. Everytime I see them dripping in gold and diamonds, I laught.

  • Li-Wright

    The Millionaire Next door -- must read book.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    But he does the same thing though..

  • Phillybruh

    Why would he look down on him, AI ain't broke.

  • Phillybruh

    But its also up to the country, Canada may not allow it.

  • Nik

    I agree with quite a few things you've said here. Booker T. Washington talked about the concept of legacy and how white children knew where they came from and had a list of accomplished people in their line. He said the ability to look back and see generational accomplishment is important for cultural self-esteem.

  • stav

    I hope those white billionaires he's referring to, tells him about all the crimes, and questionable business practices they engage in to become billionaires etc. Or how they still benefit from slavery, and many stolen fortunes. So only an idiot ,a black idiot at that would be praising and impressed with these whites that are or appear to be prosperous off of slavery , genocide , etc. As the French novelist Honore de Balzac once stated "Behind every great fortune lies a great crime"..and he certainly did not lie!

  • iWasteTime

    Clegane is going after his brother, The Mountain.
    Clegane-bowl. I've been dying for it all series and last season when the Hound told the Mountain you know how you end. I screamed KILL HIM NOW!

  • iWasteTime

    Correct. Canada don't. They've stopped a whole bunch of folk!
    I'm not sure about Abu Dabi but it's wack it's being made to look like she and she alone is holding him back

  • Nik

    Ohhhh! I should have rewatched the previous seasons. It is funny how after the Night King was killed everyone decided to follow through on the other axes they had to grind.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Thank you for that! I will def be researching it. We need ALL the knowledge we can get. I had a late start but better than never. Thank you my friend ?

  • Dori Day

    Thank you Kizzy for taking the time to help encourage self evaluation. Very informative.

  • imright

    Meek be fckin them old ass white men. i promise you !!!

  • Mints

    Duh...
    Also, Milk goes good with cereal...
    Smoking is not good for your health..
    Water is wet
    Dont drink poison

  • Nik

    It's in his book, Up From Slavery. If you haven't already, also read WEB DuBois The Souls of Black Folks.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    That means alot ! That's why high blood pressure and heart disease us on a rise because all the stress we carry. I had a late start so I have ALOT to learn but google and Youtube is our best friend. I post Youtube videos each time I learn something new hoping to help at least one. Keeping pounding!!???

  • NewNew

    A few things:
    The level of education was dismal. I felt like i was back in my freshman year of high school. I was bored to death

    The administration was disorganized as hell. It took 6 hours waiting in line to pay tuition and register for classes. They were also rude and dismissive. They would often close the office to take breaks (all at the same time, just ridiculous) and leave 100s of people waiting.

    The cheating was rampant. I don't cheat and I don't allow people to cheat off of me. I had to practically isolate myself in a corner to keep people from copying my answers.

    The campus was in the projects. A couple of girls got raped on their way to early morning classes.

    A couple of students got shot and/or killed on campus as well.

    Women outnumbered men, so guys were dating multiple girls and girls were physically fighting each other for their attention. A girl wanted to fight me but that's just stupid and I didn't engage.

    It was a fashion show. People didn't care about their grades but they made sure to shame you if you weren't wearing Coogi or whatever other brand was hot at the time.

    There was a level of pettiness and hate that I have never experienced in predominantly white educational settings. That's less a commentary on the school itself and more about the student body. I didn't feel the sense of unity that I was seeking when I applied to the school. I made some great friends there but overall i was terribly disappointed by the attitudes i encountered

    There's more but I couldn't possibly list all.of my grievances. I did enjoy the weather and the parties, although I was under 18 and could only do so much. The weather was good too. That's about it.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I agree with this!

  • stav

    Heard long time ago he messed with a tranny in Philly, so I wouldn't doubt it, not saying it's truth, but now days you can't doubt anything, these men are lovers of themselves and money amongst other things.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He isnt????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    This fool must be Swallowing a lot of jizz

    Chile.. https://media3.giphy.com/media/xT1R9JFTKhIpOYBvos/giphy.gif

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    They say that’s what tyrese be doing in Dubai all the time...that’s why he have became bi polar he shame of himself

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Right on ...I been using that saying for years never knew who wrote it

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Slavery stunted is and we still stunted go on some cross country drives and see the millions of acres of land the white supremacist own... we can never surpass these white supremcists Or much less even catch up...

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Thank u thank u!!!?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    This is a fact!

  • Raquel

    So, in other words, there's a plethora of broke rappers who claim to be "ballin".

    Nah, you "ballin" on "unearned revenue". lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Right! You cant establish credit worthiness by paying for everything with cash!

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Sadly, it's true ...you are correct but we can't become content it that mindset either...

  • Raquel

    I been saying this. People look up to these people like they piss gold flakes or something. I remember talking to someone about the deception and lies of American history and I wasn't believed until some "famous" person started to speak out about it. smh

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    We need a true understanding of where black Americans stand on the chessboard of the world than we can take the radical steps we need. Be good if we could take over a prosperous state or purchase enough land like in Africa and have it as a mini diaspora country for African Americans.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    ???

  • WhoKnew

    Yerp. You know it.

  • Kanyade

    Jessica Walter :)

  • Tee Tee

    ?

  • Anji

    Congrats on raising both your daughters well. Don't forget the small grants and scholarships....they add up....Black Engineers group has a few. I paid nada for 12 years nor is my son paying. Your willingness to incur debt for her education speaks volumes.

  • Nik

    Thank you!

  • dblogged

    Shut up ?

  • Just Me

    So he is saying people shouldn’t budget their money? Meaning writing it down on paper and allocating it before they get it. That’s not spending it, that’s being responsible. I don’t care if the person who said it was rich, it’s still a stupid comment.

  • Dowoop

    Shut up! Of course poor ppl spend money as soon as they get it. THEY ARE POOR. THEY HAVE BILLS TO PAY AND KIDS TO FEED! Does be not know these millionaires and billionaires he hangs out with look at him as one of those broke rappers. U hanging with them don't make u one of them.

  • Dowoop

    No they not... They calling him a fool without saying you a fool. He is one of those broke rappers flaunting the little money he does have.

  • Soda

    Last I checked my credit score was 812. It's gone down because lately I haven't used any of the credit cards I've had for years, there's just nothing I need. When I did use my cards I never charged an amount that I couldn't pay off entirely when the payment was due, even when I bought new living room furniture. I don't know why Dave Ramsey considers a high credit score a debt score but some of us are disciplined enough use credit cards without going into debt, so maybe that's something to brag about.

  • Angela Marsh

    You have said a mouthful! Everything you said was true. We are our own worst enemy. No one wants to hear anything positive...it doesn't matter who is saying it, get the message already! That is why we can't go back to save everybody, not everyone wants to be saved, as you can see they don't want to do the work. They'd rather complain.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Omg ! Listen boo! I was literally having this conversation 5 minutes ago. We cannot help everyone, truth be told we will lose our self trying to help others who are not ready. No shade, but look at most of the comments on this exact post. Some people just don't want to get it and some people are just not ready. I will just believe that some people are just not ready because of course we were not always ready. That being said ,we must Focus on the ones who want to rise to the top. It is The Road Less Traveled so we do not get as many likes but it's not about that, it is about touching that one person so keep on being positive. Thank you so much for reading my long post and most importantly for confirming that taking The Road Less Traveled is the most important role to take.

  • Bonita

    I don't disagree. But rich and wealthy are two different classes. Dave talks about how the wealthy move. And thinking like the wealthy with my finances has changed my life for the better.

  • Angela Marsh

    You are speaking my language. "The Road less Traveled", sounds like the title of my new book I'm going to write, as it is the story of my life. I could go on & on about the less traveled road, and all of the glory that has come from it. Group think has never worked for me. I have always thought my own thoughts, and danced to the beat of my own drum. It's not even hard to go right, as you see all of the foolish people going left. What you see is what you get...why would I want to go down the path of poverty, and every other stereotype known to man? It was only when I dared to be different that the blessings began to flow. People want the benefit but they do not want to do the work. I have lost people in my life due to this ignorance. It's a harsh reality, our folk are more than content with the nonsense. Only people that want more out of life can relate to being advised by others who have it. No, we can't change slavery, but as Kanye was trying to say;( yes, I dared to invoke the name of Kanye, lol), slavery is now a choice!

  • Logan Roberts

    Wait is Meek even a millionaire, much less a billionaire ?

  • DeepThinker

    Says the rich lowlife who dated another rich lowlife. Loaded with jewelry and designer this designer that and too dumb to stay out of trouble. It’s so hard to take him seriously

  • DeepThinker

    ????? anything to pay that lien off.

  • DeepThinker

    The same thing she look stank too

  • teather

    Meek needs to take after his name: meek, which means, "quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive". Did he actually know what that meant before he named himself that?? It's hard to take this guy seriously, I agree. It seems like the younger "rappers" did nothing to grow on and evolve through those who came before you. Boatloads of rappers from the past have dealt with similar issues and what they did and how it was handled is golden wisdom and advice. You can't say you have no role models; they've been around for almost 30 years which most likely is all of "Meek's" life. C'mon, Bro!

  • LeeSeeCee

    What the entire hell do you think you are MM? A broke rapper displaying his depreciated leased or fake diamond wealth to floss and inspire others? Shut the entire hell up. https://media2.giphy.com/media/YWzqX7pyn1oUE/giphy.gif

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    You sound like my clone!!! Only deep thinkers got what Kanye was TRYING to say. Kanye is no fool, he is too deep for most. I have always been an introvert and misunderstood but that was Gods way of grooming me early on, so I could prepared for all the blessings and the storms that comes before the blessings later on in life. So I'm thankful. When you walk to the beat of your own drum, it is purity and a peace of mind when you are not trying to keep up with the masses. I encourage you to finish that book. I finished mind at the beginning of the year and it was the best thing I could have ever done. Keep being different because people will continue to gravitate towards you. I meet tons of men daily, who approach mean trying to holla " because of my looks" so they say but hunty once I open my mouth, their blown away and will not walk away the same . Lol. They think their coming for one thing and leave with knowledge as the holy spirit guides me with my words. I allow NO foolishness or drama in my life, including family ! Family is usually the worst ( Lol) but ya gotta love em . I have learned to love and teach at a distance. I no longer water dead grass, I only give energy to those who WANT to grow and I place myself around others who know more than me as I continue to grow. #ProtectYourPeace#PositiveOnly#GodIsThePlug

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    smh...

  • Banka

    His real name is Rihmeek, so I am sure the homies called him Meek for short......

  • Banka

    Meek got Jigga on his side too, so he will be A OK....

  • Angela Marsh

    I am your clone indeed. I share your sentiments. I'm in GA, where are you? Again, I agree with everything that you just said. Life is about learning and exploring. Not just existing, but there's a reason that the " Walking Dead is such a popular show, lol! We are in a country, that has the mentality that its cool to be dumb, there are no standards. e.g.=Donald Trump is president. Wrong is right, right is wrong. What more can we say? It's pathetic. Food is not organic, and is made up of GMO's and everyone is becoming obese. We can be okay with that or eat differently, there are those that are fit and they are not complaining about the prices of Whole Foods, and they are conscious of their diets, and there are those who are complaining about paying to much for the right foods, but will make the co-payment which is higher to the doctor for bad health....etc. ( Sorry, iIknow I went off subject, lol) No, I don't have all the answers, but I am living life and I do take the time to observe and pay close attention to how I am being affected in this world. Changes have to be made for improvement. Those that are not willing to change will never see the benefits of what could have been.....Life is short, and we all have choices. There are those that make excuses for everything. Now what?? Life is what we make of it. We all have to do better. Turn off the TV, put down the devices, and travel, read, learn.......

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Omg where have you been all my life?? ?Im just getting better with my food choices. Just like finances and self-care. I had a late start since I wasn't raised as these being things of importance BUT I'm putting in the work!!! I don't have kids so I'm determined to stop the cycle of generational curses for my nieces and nephews and the rest to come. Our community is so screwed up up to no fault of our own. We have been set back in a major way but we cannot stay content. As much as I want everyone to join self-awareness with me, I had to learn that I have to get there alone and then come back and help those who want to be helped. I was trying to help others even when I was broken and I was getting nowhere. Having a big heart is a gift and a curse but I got it now. I made a vow to myself in 2018 that I would research and do the work and it has truly changed my life. I didn't even know where to start but I prayed first and then God lead me to different web sites and certain things I read just blew my mind because it is exactly what I needed at that exact time. I'm just jumping on the healthy eating wagon. so do you have any advice in that area I would love the help. Funny thing is: I live in a predominantly white area even though I am very secure and confident in my blackness. LOL. When I go to Whole Food there's only two or three other black faces in the store. That is alarming. However, when I walk into doschers where the meats are rank and smell like a piss pot our peoples are happy to buy it because it's on sale. They are killing us. I'm not sure if Auntie Sandra wants us to give out our social media on her site but I am going to take a chance. If she deletes this comment then you know she doesn't allow it. LOL. This is the one sight I gravitate towards than all the others. But my social media is the same as my discuss name so you can find mmen all of them. Send me a message that way I can know who you are ?

  • Lee

    Love it. What's wrong with yall?

  • wigmon68

    Honestly, I don't think money management is the problem. Its a cultural, "gotta have it now" fixation. ITs not hard to understand that in order to build wealth, you have to save more than you spend. ITs the actual act of doing so that is the difficult task.

  • wigmon68

    Carrying a debt on a home (an investment) is significantly different than racking up credit card debt to purchase things you don't need. Though given that a home is an asset with value, I doubt there are very many rich people that owe more on their house than it is worth.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Nothing like loosing a billion dollars but living like a king.

  • imright

    i believe it

  • PetiteButterScotch

    But I bet majority of his music consists of calling ppl broke, bragging about material possessions, etc etc. i wonder if rappers didn’t impose such materialistic lyrics in their music would impressionable minds be as pressured into feelin the need to fit in or spend money on labels to feel more valuable/worthy? Ijs

  • PetiteButterScotch

    That girl in the pic with him on his bday wasn’t born a girl with them strong ass manly hands ?i’m convinced.

  • ??Dotty??

    First off, him showing off his luxury does not inspire me. Second, he is right about broke people spending before they get money, but many of us just don't get paid enough to get by, so we have to use credit on stuff. However there are many people that spend tons of money on nonessential crap.

  • GinJen

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/65fiHpjKxyBgc/giphy.gif

    Right!! tryna make it seem like them wealthy white men allowing him to hang with them cuz he cool people and they like him as a person. Nah Meek, you bussing it wide and dropping it low for them ol pervs..and that "knowledge" they kicking to you is just the normal side piece pillow talk.. humph!

  • GinJen
  • GinJen

    First off, thank you for this post. It may not win over alot of people, but like you said, even reaching ONE person is alot!! My two cents: even if people are not ready to receive the message, it is still worth repeating until they are. It is very tiresome, but somebody's got to do it. If everyone gave up on teaching people whom they thought were unworthy of the lesson or whom were not ready to receive the message, there would be alot of lost souls and many cases of the blind leading the blind. I am also in a position where I can influence and teach. I take great pride in being in a position where I can do so. It is very tiresome, but it's worth it, even like you stated, if it's just one person. Teaching one person can teach a community. What I mean by this is.. I was the receiver of a good message when I was younger. I may have been the ONE person that messenge reached. I am now in a position where I can teach just ONE person... that ONE person can now pass the message on to ONE... eventually...a whole community has received the message.. So, thank you sis for ATTEMPTING to reach ONE. Each one teach one!!

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Well said!!! So well said!! You sure appreciated!! Keep pounding! ?

  • GinJen

    He's trying to retroactively come up with a reason for his billionaire "friends" to feel like he's different than the other poor rappers. His soul knows that they are indirectly laughing at him....BOZO?

  • TeamCowboys

    I do gotta think about my bills and gas I gotta Pay for..the rest is mine and I try to save a bit ? must be nice to be rich Meek

  • GinJen

    I just noticed humpty is still alive and having a seizure... now I'm fckng DEAD!!! ??post my obit online to remind you of your actions.

  • PhillyFacts

    ????

  • Stan4NoOne

    He's dumb AF for just realizing that.

  • The Last Word

    It's dumb to believe it. Poor people aren't poor because they spend money before they have it. Poor people are poor because they don't have money.

    Lots of rich people get rich and stay rich spending other peoples' money, including tax dollars. They privatize profits and socialize losses.