Posted by Bossip Staff
Lil Romeo, Rap Snacks CEO, has proven that he’s got his head squarely on his shoulders.
Click HERE to read about a golden opportunity he passed on to focus on his education.
You better make yo Daddy some money….
Go ahead lil romeo….he’s been doin big things! I can seem him takin basketball far….
THIS IS WHAT LIVESTEEZ SAYS:
Rapper Lil Romeo has passed up a starring role in new movie “Sweetwater,” so he doesn’t lose his college basketball eligibility. The son of music mogul Percy “Master P” Miller, Romeo Miller, this year begins playing for the University of Southern California, where he’ll have to abide by strict college athlete rules.
The school’s directives require that the 18-year-old has to be a full-time student and can not accept hand-outs or cash favours from potential sponsors, agents or professionals. In “Sweetwater” Miller was set to portray the first African American player signed by America’s National Basketball Association, according the WENN News.
“Romeo has agreed to abide by all NCAA regulations, but I think a lot of their rules will need to be updated to take into account a person of his magnitude and his past accomplishments,” the rapper’s father said.
“I couldn’t be more proud of my son’s decision to choose education and athletics over money. Being a student athlete takes a lot of hard work and discipline.”
Lil’ Romeo says that Master P – his dad – always insisting that he learn as well as play in school: “Being raised in poverty-stricken New Orleans, I know first hand what it’s like to have nothing, and to see what my dad has done with his education, goals, and opportunities has really opened my eyes.
“Now I’m grown up and I’m setting my own goals and with the right education, I know there’s no limit.”
Sunset Pictures, the production company behind the new sports film, supports Miller’s decision and has committed to working with Miller on future projects once he completes college.
now that I’ve read the story, this is real good news to hear about….turned down a movie role just to abide by NCAA rules….stay in college !!! It only goes uphill from there…:)
Good for you Romeo!
GO Romeo and Go Master P and Mrs. P for doing the dang thing and instilling this core value of responsibility in him.
Good lookin’ I’m Just Me for the Livesteez reprint.
I’m proud of Romeo. Good for him. Get that education, play that ball, and help your daddy with his finances…
Good choice. He’s going to do just fine.
Um…so sad. A famous black young man is doing the righ thing and putting money aside for his previous education committments and we only get 10 postesr. SMDH 😦
@ I’m Just Me (GIVE ME A QUARTER AND I’LL TELL YOU YOUR FORTUNE)
Dats how we do it.
Lil Romeo is handlin his the right way, all dat other stuff will fade away, but his education will always be there.
I wish this story would get more coverage – it sets a great example.
Way to make your family proud. Much success.
Now doesnt this make all you deep south mofo’s happy?
Master P sold ya’ll all those sh*tty albums, movies and phone service for 5 years took his $300 million then got the f*ck outta New Orleans and moved to Beverly Hills. Now his son gets to play for USC!
See what can happen if you put down that weave, weed, 40’s, start using birth control, stop trying to be a rapper and get a job?
You could move outta there too!
I’m really happy for him. For the first time a young, famous, black brother has chosen the wisest, most admirable choice. Now, if only others would follow in his footsteps…
Good for him! Get that degree, THEN make those movies. Nice to see young men making something positive with their lives.
I second that. We need more “celebrity gossip” like this!
There are alot of rumors saying USC only signed him because his friend from Compton High some really rough looking guy and I forget his name but he would only sign if they signed Romeo too, the Compton guy is hyped up to be the next Kobe/LeBron -taking the one and done year thing – you’ll hear about him in next year’s draft.
@ Its6amHoGetOut(Check me out!)
They gonna be commin at you now.
Congratulation Romeo and to his parents…uh, Mr. and Mrs. P (I guess)!!
Though there would have been no condemnation if he had opted for the role, it is refreshing to see that he has made education his top priority.
Hopefully, this will send a message to those who are planning to continue there education.
of course this story wont get much publicity because its about a young black male doing something positive and placing priority on education instead of money and fame. that is sooo refreshing to read. i hope more young black men follow in his footsteps. good job to p and his wife for raising their child right
I WISH YOU WELL
This goes out to you and you and you
You know who you are
Hmm hmm hmm
When glory days turn to stormy nights
You must have been so petrified
Didn’t you, didn’t you feel so cold
You against the world in a losing fight
Captive of your demons inside
So you sought an enemy
(I’m not your enemy. He lives in you, you know it’s true)
Like times before to mock ignorantly
(But the Lord said love, love your enemy so just…)
Take heed to the Word it’s time
Check Proverbs 19:29
I wish you well
I truly wanted solidarity
Still wearing my blinders back then
(So much I didn’t see)
I weep for what I dreamed we all could be
I’ll keep you in prayer till the end
Still bruised, still walk on eggshells
Same frightened child, hide to protect myself
(Can’t believe I still need to protect myself from you)
But you can’t manipulate me like before
Examine first John chapter 4 verse 4
Be strong in the Lord and power of His might
If my shows of gratitude are miniscule
Inside your mind, sorry
(I’m so sorry, please forgive me)
There’s only so much I can do I love you and did all that I could
Maybe when you’re cursing me
You don’t feel so incomplete
But we’ve all made mistakes
Felt the guilt and self-hate
I know you’ve been there for me plenty
Maybe still got love for me
But let him without sin cast the first stone brethren
But who remains standing then
Not you not I see Phillipians 4:9
(Put it into practice and the God of Peace will be with you)
(He who the Son sets free is free indeed)
No weapon formed against me shall prosper
Surely God is my salvation
I will trust and not be afraid
The Lord, the Lord is my salvation
I will trust in Him
Yes, I know that I know that I know that I know
But I have had God’s help to this very day
And so I stand here and testify
To small and great alike
So the more you curse me
The more you’re blessing me
The Word said it
Love your enemies
Do good to those who curse you
Pray for those who mistreat you
They have greatly oppressed me from my youth
But they have not gained victory over me
(In Jesus’ name)
I wish you well BY MARIAH CAREY
He that keeps his mind state on the Lord
He will keep them in perfect peace
The Importance of a father.
The security a home has when a father is a vital part of a childs upbringing just shows how a young man/woman can see himself/herself and his/her future.
A good look for them.
we need our daddies
The only limits one faces are the limits we put on our self’s.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again expecting the outcome to be different.
Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
Today is a blessing and a gift.
Lil Romeo isn’t so little anymore…glad he has bigger goals.
Smart Move Romeo….
This will be better for him in the long run, if he is that good of a basketeball player a check from the NBA will be much sweeter than a check from a movie….