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Rappers Meek Mill and Tory Lanez used to be close friends - not anymore. Now the two rappers have beef.

The problem started when Tory Lanez signed artist Melii to a long-term deal.

Melii is a buzzing Black Latina rapper from New York, who broke out on the scene last year with her hit song Icey.

Meek has been working with Melii for the past year - he put her on his album and his tour - and was negotiating to sign the talented female artist.

But Melii reportedly went behind his back and signed with Meek's homie Tory Lanez instead.

Here's what Meek said of Tory and Melii's underhanded business moves:


After catching the attention of Interscope with her rework of Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow," and then going on to clear a lane for herself with the Rihanna-co-signed "Icey," Melii is finally ready to unleash her anticipated debut. Phases unconventionally arrived on streaming services Wednesday afternoon (March 27).

The Harlem native mixes rapping in Spanish with her brash rhymes over 14 tracks, which remain mostly guest-free, outside of appearances from Tory Lanez, Odalys and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, who appeared on the previously released "HML." Melii spreads the love to various groups of women with tracks titled "City Girls," "Anime Girls" and "Pretty Girls."

What's interesting about Melii is that allegedly, in 2017 when she was 19 years old she was accused of shooting a man in the neck in Luzerne County. But she claimed it was all an accident, with the incident occurring after she had been drinking and smoking pot.

But police aren't dismissing the shooting incident so lightly.

According to the Citizens Voice newspaper, the teen, identified as Audrey Ducasse (Melii's real name), 19, of East Harlem, New York, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person in the Tuesday morning shooting.

It happened inside an apartment in Hanover Township, Luzerne County, where police found the victim, Norman Lynch, lying on the floor of a bedroom with his sister applying pressure to the gunshot wound to his neck, the Citizens Voice reports.