Two weeks ago, Meek Mill finally released his fifth studio album, “Expensive Pain.” 18 tracks were available, with features from Moneybagg Yo, Vory, Kehlani, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and more. It went on to debut at number three, on the Billboard 200 chart.
In a new interview with Complex, the MMG rapper discussed Billboard numbers, and how he isn’t too concerned about them, for Meek, he’d simply not even want to be on these charts anymore. This comes after Expensive Pain sold 95,000 units, in its first week, which is very solid.
“Even before my album just came out. They say it sold 90,000, I don’t know if they said that’s good or bad, but if we walk outside right now, you gon’ hear that sh*t booming from Maine to Spain,” Meek explained. Me, I’d rather take me off Billboard. You gotta think about, what is the purpose of me being on Billboard. If Jay-Z talkin’ ’bout he don’t believe Billboard…he been in the game for 30 years. Why should I put myself in a position to be where they say, allegedly, something is being manipulated, and then I’m putting my brand on a list that’s being manipulated.”
In the end, fans are feeling Expensive Pain a lot. This was Meek’s first album in almost three years, and met expectations for many. It was led by singles such as “Sharing Locations,” ft. Lil Baby and Lil Durk, and “Blue Notes 2,” ft. Lil Uzi Vert.
Check out Meek Mill discussing Billboard positions, below.