Wale Responds To Meek Mill’s Rant, Very Thoughtfully

Wale took his time with this one.

Three hours feels like an eternity on the Internet, and that’s approximately how long it took for Wale to write a response to Meek Mill’s accusations of him “hating.” The D.C. rapper wanted to say so much that he actually took it to Instagram, so he could go way beyond 140 characters.

Meek was upset that Wale hasn’t tweeted anything in support of his upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money, after the release date was announced on Monday.

In his rebuttal, Wale pointed out that just a few weeks back he was still trying to show support, by talking up Meek’s single “I Don’t Know.” He also admitted that he’s come to terms with the fact that he doesn’t exactly fit the mold of what a typical rapper should be.

Read Wale’s response below.

“Few weeks ago. (7w) I posted this .but ok. Movin along . My Avi always changed when it’s THAT time .. Ok that’s not enough y’all see “razor ramon ” post on his no. But I don’t care.. I wrote a long ass post day before his single dropped .. Mariah record dropped nobody said a word I didn’t care .. I still don’t… I carry myself with confidence and humility ., I always try to have a lighter side to MMG.. Cuz I understand I don’t “fit the mold” so if I’m tryna spruce an interview up to show that we not tryn be “serious tough guys” on the red carpet Or try to be a bit more engaging to broaden our audience forgive me . I never wanted anybody to think we take ourselves THAT serious. (Were rappers )I don’t need to take anybody shine.. Or hate on anybody.

I walk in a completely different world .. Where I look for slp jeans and Shanghai dunks online and know what “kayfabe” means. I check nbadraft.net daily . I’m on whatculture allll day I enjoy shyt like that. I play f—in Zelda and f–k wit bitches who teach yoga and paint… I get it . I’m different . I always embrace that shyt.. I encourage y’all to embrace what y’all like or the person y’all wanna be.. I text n—-s happy Father’s Day and get no reply .. I laugh it off .. I laugh at how I write songs about “chain music” and y’all get lost or “600benzz” i like to have fun with our culture. Because I beleive I add THAT to a “gangster rap” faction.

I made my opportunity work for me that way. I write poems . I watch wwe . I collect kicks. I’m sensitive ok. Maybe bi polar. But one thjng I’m not is a hater.. I see Daquan jokes all day yesterday and patted myself on the back that I’m regarded as the aforementioned adjectives and not “Daquan”. I’m me and I’ll be me and do this shyt wit my “dew” till I don’t wanna do it. I encourage you to wake up soon as you find time. This was a post about #nothin”

A native of Grenada, a product of Brooklyn, a student of hip-hop.
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