For one: Meek Mill, the Philadelphia rapper who many believed to be engaged to perennial goddess Nicki Minaj, is “not” engaged to Nicki Minaj. For two: he encountered a bunny during an interview for a cover story to be published in The Fader. Do you want to know what happened next?
Of course you do. It’s about a bunny.
In Malibu, as the sun goes down, Meek storms the beach with furious confidence, stomping on sand castles and leaping off sharp rocks at the edge of the surf. Someone has brought a portable speaker along to set the mood, and the rumbling beats only add to the sense that we are disrupting everyone’s peaceful evening. In his music, this is Meek’s default setting: disruption, a kind of irrepressible, fluid abandon. It’s there in his personality, too, but only in flashes. Back at the top of the cliff, Meek notices a small rabbit in the dry brush. “See that rabbit right there?” he asks us, his eyes glowing. “What color is it?” asks Chino, suddenly excited. It’s brown. Meek makes his approach slowly, carefully, and takes a photo with his phone. Then with both hands, he mimes a rifle, lines up the rabbit in his sights, and fires.
For this is the power of man: the beasts we photograph, we also may kill.
This is not the most interesting anecdote in the Meek Mill profile, but it made me laugh. Try this little tidbit on for size, why don’t you:
Like most people Meek has crossed paths with lately, T.I. excitedly congratulates him on his engagement. “I ain’t engaged,” Meek says sheepishly, but T.I. isn’t having any of it. “You never asked her, ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ But she is your girlfriend,” he says. “You may not have asked her, ‘Will you marry me?’ But you are engaged.” Meek shrugs, unable to argue with this logic. “I’ve said my part,” T.I. says, backing away with his hands up. “As long as you know what’s going on.”
Meek Mill, who appeared to have proposed to Nicki Minaj mid-April, alleges to not have proposed to Nicki Minaj mid-April.
T.I., well, he disagrees, as long as you know what’s going on.