New York City's Mayor Eric Adams has voiced his concern over drill rap appearing to incite violence in the city, and he took a late-night meeting with Maino, Fivio Foreign, and other rappers to hear what they had to say. 

In a video posted to his Instagram page, Maino stated, "There's been a lot of talk about drill rap, drill music in New York City, connecting violence with the culture, and I just wanted to create a conversation with the mayor." Maino then added, "We're going to roll out something together," amid growing concern for violence in the city. Since last Sunday (February 13), shootings are up 37% versus the same period in 2021, which an shows an average of 4 people shot every day.