Meek Mill Becomes Co-Owner of Retailer Lids; Plans Exclusive Collection

Meek Mill Says Jay Z influences his business ownership

Meek Mill has expanded his entrepreneurship to included corporate co-owner of sports apparel chain Lids. Lids is North America’s largest retail seller of hats and licensed sports products. Meek will also lead the company’s creative strategy and release a limited-edition line of hats through the brand in August.

Meek told Business Insider the business ownership came from his friendship with Philadelphia 76ers leader Michael Rubin but also from watching how Jay Z became a billionaire. Regarding Jay he said, “I watched that, and I studied that. That’s why I’m working the way I’m working now to build a foundation for myself too.”