Cardi B and Meek Mill hung out and snapped a picture at an event in NYC and now rumors of a collaboration are swirling. Also, Lira Galore wants all you females to know that Pierre “Pee” Thomas, Quality Control Music’s CEO, is all hers. More inside…
When it comes to power players in Hip Hop right now, Cardi B is certainly on the list. So, it comes as no surprise the “I Like It” rapper was front and center at Billboard’s inaugural R&B Hip Hop Power Players event held at Legacy Records in NYC last night.
The event was put on to celebrate and toast 100 talented and accomplished executives, artists and tastemakers who made this year’s list.
Bardi ran into her nemesis Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Meek Mill and snapped a picture with him, rapper Marlo, and Quality Control’s Pierre “Pee” Thomas. After the picture started making its rounds on social media, people have been teasing that a Cardi B/Meek Mill collaboration is in the works. Hey, it’s not too far-fetched that these two would hop on a track together. And we all know why.
This isn’t the first time Meek and Cardi have snapped flicks together. Months after Nicki and Meek broke up in 2017, Cardi and Meek snapped it up on a balcony before Bardi made her way to HOT 97’s “Queens of NY” yacht party.
In an unforgettable look, the new mom popped up on the scene serving up a minty green look. She rocked a fure trimmed Sak Potts coat paired with white Alexander Wang sling back pumps.
Meek was the man of the hour as he was honored with the Impact Award, presented by political commentator Van Jones.
“A lot of people stood up for me and a lot of people broke their necks for me,” the MMG rapper said. “I thought it was only right to use some of my platform and my power to actually reach back and help the people that stood up for me.” Mill went on by saying, “I would like to thank Atlantic Records, Roc Nation, my family, everybody, Billboard for getting recognized. You know where we come from we don’t even get recognized for the shit we do most of the time so it’s almost surprising and overwhelming when we get in these type of situations.” He concluded saying, “I’m going to continue doing what I’m doing and making change and impact. And still spitting that hot shit like I do.”
“I have personally witnessed him stand in front of the Governor of his own state and that governor say ‘yes, yes, yes’ to his demand for justice,” Van said as he presented Meek with the award. “You are about to witness the rise of a new kind of hip-hop superhero who is moving the culture from saying my pain is about me to my pain is about us. Saying my breakthrough for myself on the charts is going to be a breakthrough for the community in the courts, and who is not just going to make hits but make laws.”
Billboard also honored Quality Control Music’s CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas (pictured below) and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee (pictured above with Meek) as Executives of the Year.
IG model Lira Galore (who used to be engaged to rapper Rick Ross) was there to show support for her man. Yes, they are still together despite rumors that there was trouble in paradise. One of the City Girls rappers (Yung Miami) went on social media recently making claims that Pee wasn’t engaged to ANYONE even though Lira has been showing off this HUGE rock on THAT finger on social media.
It’s unclear if Lira and Pee are engaged or not. What we do know is that they are still together, at least, for now.
You can have him, sis.
Peep her rock below:
— Lira Mercer (@_LiraGalore) September 27, 2018
Back at the event…
Rapper Young MA, singer Elle Varner, singer-songwriter Ro James, music exec Kevin Liles, and RCA’s president of Black Music Mark Pitts were also in the mix.