The Philly native shared the 30-second clip of the encounter on his Instagram stories, branding the children "Atl RUNTZ".
Cruising in his $400k Rolls Royce and dripping in bling, the driver hands over the crisp $20 note and demands to know what good cause the altruistic donation is supporting, to which one of the kids very honestly replies: "water hustling".
The other kids then try to offload more water for the same price, but Meek replies: "Man y'all gotta split that money man, it's $20," before driving off.
Meek rebuffed claims he was being stingy; when one site reported the kids weren't happy about the $20, he insisted: "They appreciated it they just hustling kids....."
"You're the main one screaming 'give back to the community,' but your frugal ass wanna give young boys who look like you only $20 while flexing in a luxury car w/ expensive jewelry," one tweet with over 2,300 likes read. "You're a joke. And the epitome of performative activism."
"All imma say is ... them same n----- brag about how much money they throw at strippers, but kids selling water is where you start budgeting? BIG LOL" another added.
Mostly though, people just laughed:
Meek Mill is driving around Atlanta in a 400k car, Saw a few kids hustling waters and gave them 20 dollars and told them to split it. 6-8 kids splitting 20 dollars.
.@MeekMill you’re the main one screaming “give back to the community,” but your frugal ass wanna give young boys who look like you only $20 while flexing in a luxury car w/ expensive jewelry. You’re a joke. And the epitome of performative activism. https://t.co/H9HAyJNtnI