A months-long family dispute between Master P and his son, Romeo Miller, boiled over on social media this weekend, with the two exchanging insults and accusations.
On Friday, Dec. 16, Romeo criticized his father for the way the hip-hop mogul handled the May 2022 death of his daughter and Romeo’s sister, Tytyana Miller. The LA County coroner’s office released the autopsy report in October, which said the 29-year-old reality TV personality’s death was caused by an accidental fentanyl overdose.
Romeo, 33, accused his No Limit Records founder dad of ignoring Tytyana ‘s mental health struggles, yet taking time to publicly address the death of a stranger, DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who died by suicide on Dec. 13.
“Today was a boiling point,” Romeo wrote in an Instagram Story captured by Hip Hop DX. “I seen a man avoid his own children [sic] struggle with suicide and depression but post [about] another man who passed today that he doesn’t even know. Y’all idols be lost. Better stop following the blind. Watch when it’s revealed.”
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Romeo is an actor and rapper, who went by the stage name “Lil Romeo,” when he was younger. In another post on social media, he alleged his father never paid him for the money he earned early in his career, except to give him a “gift or a car.”
“I’ve never been paid for anything I’ve accomplished as Lil Romeo,” he wrote.
Romeo continued to criticize his father with a poem he shared Sunday on Instagram titled “The Tree of Trauma.” Romeo said he wrote the poem and addressed it to “Giants,” such as his dad. He took issue with his dad throughout the poem and accused Master P, real name Percy Miller, of neglecting some of his nine children.
“Why is it that I’m soaring and my siblings are not? Probably because our father didn’t give them the same time on the clock,” the poem read.
Romeo ended the poem by explaining why he went public with the family rift. “I’ve tried and tried behind the walls that hide, but maybe social media is the only way to open this giant’s eyes,” he wrote.
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The saga continued Sunday, with Master P posting a lengthy statement on Instagram.
“I wouldn’t wish this on no parent, especially when you try to do everything you can for your kids.@romeomiller What’s the plan? You are either part of the problem or the solution. I love you and the door is always open for you, but I won’t tolerate disrespect. I haven’t talked to you or seen you in months. God knows I’ve tried to do my best,” he wrote.
Master P, 52, followed up with a second post saying he was confused by Romeo’s comments.
“I thought this was about DJ Twitch and about my daughter’s death. This is heartbreaking, you just exposed that this is REALLY ABOUT MONEY,” he wrote. “I watched other celebrities go through this. I’m not playing into this anymore. GOD knows the Truth. I’M AT PEACE. I worked hard to get my family out the ghetto. This Hollywood sh-t gotta stop.”
The record executive and entrepreneur still had more to say, and recorded a lengthy video he shared on Instagram. He said it was out-of-character to reveal private family matters on the internet, but felt he had no other choice.
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“I want to tell all the people out there that just don’t understand, how bad my heart hurts,” he said. “Romeo lost a sister and I lost a daughter … For any parent that’s going through this, I know death can bring people closer together or it can tear them apart.”
He went on to urge his son to be more appreciative.
“I come from nothing y’all, and I could go back. I’m cool with it. I won’t be angry at God. I won’t go get upset. I won’t be mad and be disrespectful to my parents or none of that stuff. I’ll just say, ‘Dad, thank you for putting me in this world. Now I can get out and hustle and go do my thing,” he said. “That’s the problem. When you take kids and you protect them from the real struggle and the pain and you don’t allow them to deal with their own consequences, they grow older and say, ‘oh, you never gave me nothing.”
Later, he apologized and offered his son an olive branch.
“I love my family. My door is always open for my son. To be honest, we shouldn’t have to go through this, and if I’m wrong, forgive me. I’m apologizing to you if I’m wrong,” he said. “I’m still a work in progress.”
The video is below.