In the spotlight at the Shawn Carter Foundation 20th Anniversary Black Tie Gala, Robert “Meek Mill” Williams, the esteemed Philadelphia native, reaffirmed his deep connection with the iconic Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. Having once been managed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency and sharing the vision behind the REFORM Alliance, the two emcees have long been intertwined in both personal and professional endeavors.
During the exclusive event, HipHopDX seized the opportunity to catch up with Meek Mill on the glimmering red carpet and delve into his admiration for Jay-Z’s lyrical prowess. When asked about his favorite Jay-Z bar, Meek Mill playfully responded, “My favorite Hov bar of all time is every bar.” His response, encapsulating the boundless respect he holds for Jay-Z’s artistry, hinted at the profound impact the legendary rapper has had on him.
Ever eager to celebrate Jay-Z’s brilliance, Meek Mill went on to showcase his affinity for Jay-Z’s timeless rhymes by reciting verses from the iconic Timbaland-produced track, “Is That Yo B****,” featuring the incomparable Missy Elliott.
The night was a star-studded affair, but Meek Mill’s heartfelt tribute to Jay-Z surely added an extra spark to the gala, leaving attendees inspired and reminded of the indelible influence of the rap icon.
With Meek Mill’s genuine admiration for Jay-Z’s bars and the palpable camaraderie between the two emcees, it is evident that their enduring partnership will continue to inspire and shape the hip-hop landscape for years to come.