Some people are upset with Meek Mill over his Expensive Pain album cover. The artwork depicts a painting of naked Black women.
A video of a man complaining about Meek’s cover art decorating a bus went viral. The Philadelphia rapper also faced backlash on social media.
While Meek Mill has not directly commented on the outrage, he recently posted a photo of himself with a larger version of the Expensive Pain image. The Instagram caption read, “EXPENSIVE COVER ART @ninachanel that thanggggg!”
Nina Chanel Abney is an African American, female artist. Last month, Meek Mill tweeted about the cover, “Some heavy art s### that I like personally from Nina Chanel 💎.”
Expensive Pain officially arrived on October 1. The project debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart by earning 95,000 first-week units. It racked up 110.53 million on-demand streams.
Ten tracks off Expensive Pain made it onto the Hot 100 chart with “Sharing Locations” featuring Lil Baby and Lil Durk peaking at #23. Meek Mill’s fifth studio LP also features Kehlani, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Brent Faiyaz, Giggs, and Vory.