A series of Instagram videos captured the disturbing encounter.
Meek Mill has faced a backlash after posting clips of himself forcing a homeless man to do push-ups for money.
In a series of videos posted to his Instagram Live feed on Friday night, Meek can be seen interacting with man panhandling on the street. The man asks Meek and his crew for money but is told he won’t get “free money”.
“Give me 10 pushups and I’m going to give you $20 right now,” Meek says. “We ain’t giving out no free money.”
The rapper’s crew then double the number of push-ups as they count up to 20 in the video.
Reactions to the video were mostly negative, with Twitter users slamming Meek’s behaviour as “a disgrace” and “fucking gross” – although not everyone agreed, with one tweet arguing that the homeless man was earning the equivalent of $1,200 an hour.
The Philly rapper recently said he would fight Drake in a boxing match for $5 million, following news of Chris Brown’s planned fight with Soulja Boy.
“I’d beat Drizzy the fuck up for five mil. Of course I would. We gonna let Nicki be the ring girl,” said Meek. [via Complex]