Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is boycotting Meek Mill’s music — one song, at least — until the Super Bowl is over.
Mahomes, meeting with media at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, said Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” — from the album of the same name — is getting taken off his pregame setlist. Why? Because Mill is from Philadelphia, and a huge Eagles fan.
“I usually listen to ‘Dreams and Nightmares,’ but I don’t know if I can listen to that this week,” Mahomes said. “I’m a big Meek Mill fan, but I’m going to have to throw that music aside at least for this week.”
Patrick Mahomes said he’s retiring @MeekMill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” for the week because the Philly rapper is a huge Eagles fan.
“I’m a big Meek Mill fan, but I’m going to throw that music aside,” Mahomes said. #SuperBowl #openingnight pic.twitter.com/6pOwoAvRmY
— Cydney Henderson (@CydHenderson) February 7, 2023
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Mill, of course, has been an unabashed and vocal supporter of his hometown team. In turn, Philadelphia has adopted “Dreams and Nightmares” — which likewise pays homage to the City of Brother Love — as its anthem in recent seasons, playing it during the team’s run to the Super Bowl in 2018.
The Eagles even had Mill perform a live version of the song in a Week 6 home game vs. the Cowboys:
Eagles brought out.Meek Mill for Cowboys game pic.twitter.com/zkJtVve9jG
— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) October 17, 2022
That said, other members of the Chiefs aren’t going to switch things up just because of their Super Bowl opponent. That includes receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who said he would continue listening to Philly-based rapper Lil Uzi Vert — including his “Just Wanna Rock” song, which the team played in the NFC championship game.
“If Philly comes out to that on Sunday that — because that’s their new anthem — I’m going to dance with them,” Smith-Schuster said on Monday.