Meek Mill And 50 Cent Got Into An Instagram Feud, And Something Beautiful Happened
How did they go from posting photoshopped poop emojis to donating money to the Flint water crisis?
At this point, Meek Mill is like the king of social media rap beefs, a term that was barely even a thing before his now-infamous Twitter feud with Drake. This time his opponent is 50 Cent. The two squared off over the holiday weekend and, once again, it was Meek who started it.
In his new song "Gave 'Em Hope," Meek takes aim at 50, rapping "You popping s*** on your Instagram, s*** that you're popping ain't adding up./I got fifty reasons to say you're taking d***." Meek is referring to rumors about 50's sexuality that were rekindled by his ex-girlfriend Vivica Fox last year.
50 responded on Sunday by putting his Photoshop skills to use and editing a picture of Meek's face onto the poop emoji. The poop emoji.
Sometimes it's hard to believe that these are adults with millions of dollars doing these things. Meek responded to the insult with traditional Instagram flexing: by posting a photo of himself holding stacks of money. (He had to know the tired "Put Nicki's money back in her purse" jokes were inevitable, right?)
50 responded by posting a slew - seriously, like, a bunch - of memes making fun of Meek. It was a beef like any other -petty and unnecessary but somewhat entertaining - before an onlooker pretty much tweeted what everyone always wonders when there's another high-profile celeb feud: why don't you use all of that fame and money for something that's actually important?
Well, Meek responded. The Philly rapper pledged to donate 50K and then challenged 50 to do the same.
50 matched him, writing in the now-deleted post, "Even a [poop emoji] head knows we are supposed to help out Flint Michigan. I'm a ambassador for feeding America, I'm working with the United Nations world food program. I'll find out what are the right organizations to donate to. It's a tax right off anyway [poop And then he went and got even more petty by posting this.
At this point, even Meek was done.
Do you think that Meek took an L on this one? While it's true that he's the one who started it, it looks like he was trying to redirect the confrontation into something positive and productive; 50 just wasn't willing to let it go.