Maybach Music Group artist Meek Mill balled hard following last weekend's Grammy Awards ceremony as new details on how much he dished out for a Hollywood lion.
According to reports, the Philadelphia native spent just under $10,000 for the rented animal.
File this Under: "Only In Hollywood" -- the caged lion at Meek Mill's humongous Grammy after-party moonlights as an actor ... and once starred in a movie with Matt Damon, TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the lion tell us ... the lion's name is Felix -- and rapper Meek Mill shelled out $9,000 for the king of the jungle to appear at his Hollywood Hills mansion party for 3 hours. As we previously reported, Mill's party was PACKED with huge stars like Diddy, Drake, Nicki Minaj and more ... but Felix happens to be a heavyweight in his own right. We know ... Felix had a starring role in the 2011 flick, "We Bought a Zoo" ... which featured Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. Felix has also starred in several commercials (he's not as proud about those -- but hey, he's gotta pay the bills). (TMZ)
Initial reports claimed some partygoers had their vehicles towed by police following the wild party.
TMZ sources inside the party tell us most of the guests were shuttled up to the mansion -- but others parked illegally along Mulholland -- and cops were towing cars as the sun came up. Hundreds of guests were stranded, wandering the street trying to get home. Still ... it was totally worth the hassle because we're told bottles of Ace of Spades were flowing by the thousands -- and he had a camel and a LION posing for pics with guests! Ain't no party like a Meek Mill party. (TMZ)
Before the party went down, Meek Mill, Wale, Rockie Fresh and J. Cole's new "Black Grammys" music video premiered online.
With the 56th Grammy Awards airing live tonight (Jan 26th), the MMG team delivers a timely visual release of 'Black Grammys' starring Wale, Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, and J. Cole. TheTone P-produced song appeared on MMG's compilation album 'Self Made 3' released in September of last year. Directed by Dre Films, the 'Black Grammys' visual goes the black-and-white theme route and is mainly comprised of concert footage from the artists. Wale, Rockie Fresh, and Meek Mill all make appearances during their respective verses while the one non-MMG artist J. Cole does not. After the song ends, the visual runs for another 2 minutes pluggingRick Ross' forthcoming solo LP 'Mastermind' and his next single 'War Ready' featuring Jeezy. (Direct Lyrics)
Outside of the new music video, Meek Mill has started piecing together his upcoming sophomore studio album.
While attending the launch of "REVOLT Live" in Hollywood, the Philly MC revealed that he has recorded over 80 songs and collaborated with the likes of DJ Khaled and Rita Ora, who appears on a song called "I'ma Ride." "It's fire. Just know I'm spittin' on it," Meek exclusively told Rap-Up TV. "[Rita's] singin'. She's sounding very good on it. Hopefully the people love it when it drops." Timbaland has also lent his production skills. "That's the OG," said Meek. "Me and Timbaland always kicking' it for the last year or two, so I seen him one day, I was plain' some music for him and [Jay Z], and he was like, he wanna go in and make some magic. I was all the way with that." (Rap-Up)
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