Master P and Romeo Miller stopped by The Breakfast Club to discuss their departure from WE tv’sGrowing Up Hip Hop. In the interview, the father-son duo made it clear they weren’t happy with the reality television show’s emphasis on manufacturing drama.
“I feel like the show is not going where it used to be at,” P said.
P noted they served as executive producers on the series but became uncomfortable with the constant push for family strife on camera. Romeo said he was well paid for the gig yet stepped away over the show’s lack of positivity.
“I’m at a place where it’s all about my inner peace,” Romeo explained. “It’s all about mental health and it’s about growth. I don’t wanna have the same pair of eyes I had last year. So even with the show, it’s not about the money. I’m the highest-paid on the network. But I had to walk away because I can’t sell my soul for money. I can’t sell my soul for a storyline. It’s never worked there for me at the end of the day.”
He added, “I wanna uplift people. That’s why I left the show. It’s that simple. It’s fake drama for no reason.”
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Romeo also expressed frustration with the way reality television operated. He took issue with its lack of flexibility, criticizing the negativity perpetuated by shows like Growing Up Hip Hop.
“They wanna see drama,” he stated. “Reality [TV] thinks the only way to be successful is to see drama. The truth is me and my pops, we butt heads, but at the end of the day, I mean we gonna keep it 100 with each other. It’s not always ‘I agree with him, he agree with me,’ but we gonna speak our opinion. So, it’s just about fake drama … There’s real things going on in the world.”
P said he was proud of his son for standing by his principles, but he did recognize Romeo was lucky to have other sources of income that allowed him the freedom to do so.
“God has blessed us,” P admitted. “We got so many things going on to where we don’t have to do stuff that’s negative that go [against] our family values.”
The No Limit Records founder wrapped up the Growing Up Hip Hop discussion by aiming some criticism at WE tv.
“That network really going to the drama part where it’s losing it’s integrity,” he lamented.
Check out the full interview with P and Romeo above. The Growing Up Hip Hop portion of the conversation begins around the four-minute mark.