Romeo recently sat down with Vibe to discuss a myriad of things that he’s dealing with now that he’s all grown up.
If you could give advice to Diggy, Willow and Bieber, what would you say?
I give Justin Bieber a lot of advice because he’s definitely going through what I have in the past. I’d just tell them to not get pushed into doing something you don’t want to do and really enjoy this stage in your life because it’s your childhood. It’s going to be over sooner than later. You got to be respectful. You got to be a kid. Don’t rush. Don’t grow up too soon. And most importantly get your education whichever way.
Doesn’t look like you have to put much effort into being a sex symbol.
I can’t complain. It’s really weird because growing up I never really looked at myself as a sex symbol, I just always do me. I love working out and I guess it worked out for the better since I’m a workaholic. I love being healthy. It’s definitely kind of cool in a way, growing up being a younger sensation and now growing up into this adult world, but definitely being able to crossover to everybody –I have no complaints at all.
Are cougars on the hunt for you?
Definitely, I have older women coming up to me saying “You’re going to marry me and we’re never going to get divorced.”
People usually think Dancing With The Stars is for D-listers in need of extra fame. What made you comfortable with partaking?
They actually wanted me to do it on season 2. I was going to be the youngest person to do it, but I ended up hurting myself. They only had one more day left and I signed the contract and I was like ‘Dad can you please replace me?’ So my dad did it and he had only one day to rehearse. Me doing it now is perfect timing because I couldn’t film while doing basketball. A lot of people do this for fame or press, but I’m dancing with a purpose… to show kids that just like them I’m human and I’m doing something out of the box. I want kids to be OK with trying something new and I feel it always start with an example and if I can be that example and change a lot of these kids lives then why not?
You know what? We’re not even mad a
Lil Romeo. He seems very mature and has a good head on his shoulders. Keep doing what you’re doing young man, you and your lil Becky girlfriend.