Romeo Miller has been in the news the last few days after he called out his father for his tribute to tWitch. The whole ordeal has people looking over Romeo’s finances and wondering if he’s got enough of his own income to go toe-to-toe with his hip-hop mogul dad. Despite a career as a rapper, actor, and television personality, some think Romeo does not have it the way he wants us to believe. He recently let us in on their family fortune and why him and his siblings are broke.
Romeo and his father’s shared struggle trying to help his sister Tytyana get off drugs was well documented on Growing Up Hip-Hop. When she lost her battle earlier this year, it clearly hurt Romeo, who has been mourning since, posting dedications and poetry about his pain. His father decided to mobilize and partner with The National Alliance on Mental Illness and do a campaign for awareness in Tyty’s memory. Unfortunately, Romeo says that behind the scenes, his father did not do enough and called him out for doing a tribute post to tWitch when he did not do anything to help Tyty.
While some applauded Romeo for holding his father accountable, others called him disrespectful for doing it online and ungrateful due to the career his father has built for him. At the height of his mainstream success, Master P began to pour into Lil Romeo’s career, making him a fixture on 106 and Park as a rapper and then a successful Nickelodeon star with his own show. Romeo had a #1 R&B/Hip-Hop single (“My Baby”) in 2001, and his series ran for three seasons. He also starred in Honey opposite Jessica Alba and several other projects.
Master P painted the picture of generational wealth well, claiming to have put several of his kids through college and set them up with successful careers and investments, but Romeo claims that is not true. Following a response from his father on social media, Romeo doubled down on his dad, informing fans that he’s actually been living month-to-month since he was 18. Romeo reveals that his father has carefully constructed a public image that is not accurate.
Romeo stated that any money he made as a child star was used to pay off his father’s taxes. “I been taking care of my pops, bro,” he informed one fan in the comments who believed he was being unreasonable. “All my siblings are broke.” He also said that he made several attempts to speak to his father in private but that Master P simply deflected or does not answer, so he took to social media.
Master P believes this is really just about money and was disappointed in his son for making it seem like it was about tWitch or Tyty. “I watched other celebrities go through this,” P said, possibly talking about the likes of 50 Cent and more who beef with their children over finances. He called Romeo entitled and spoiled.
Fans of Romeo will recall that he recently told a heckler that he did not live in his father’s home and owned properties all over the country. He says that what’s straining the family’s finances is their dad pulling from everyone to support his “100k a month lifestyle.”