NBA Star DeMar DeRozan Talks Master P & Romeo Miller Helping Shape His Views On Fame, Wealth & Hard Work

(AllHipHop News) NBA star DeMar DeRozan has become one of the central parts of the Toronto Raptors’ playoff runs over the last few years. But before the Compton native was a millionaire professional basketball player, DeRozan was a teenager on an AAU team sponsored by Percy “Master P” Miller.

The AAU experience led to DeRozan becoming close with Master P’s rapper/actor son Romeo Miller, and he was able to see a Hip Hop mogul’s lavish style of living firsthand.

“I got to see both worlds. You see that lifestyle early on and you realize, ‘This is what it is?’” DeRozan told Yahoo Sports. “I already had my mindset when I had nothing. It’s cool to have all that, but it’s all about the work and the grind to get to that.”


 The 26-year-old former USC guard is hoping to be selected to play in the NBA All-Star game in Toronto on February 14. Even if DeRozan does get recognized as one of the most productive players in the league again this season, he still recalls on advice from Master P about how to handle fame and success.

“Never get caught up in the lifestyle, because you can have it all one day and lose it the next,” stated DeRozan. “[Master P] really taught me that early on. So I think it, it helped me now, because no matter what I get, or how much I have now, I still remember what it feels like to have nothing.”

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21 Responses to “NBA Star DeMar DeRozan Talks Master P & Romeo Miller Helping Shape His Views On Fame, Wealth & Hard Work”

  1. ZUBU

    Master P on some Godfather/Don status….. A true G, came from the bottom up and now his family should have money for generations….. He has taught Romeo well also, so that is why I think their family should be good for many years…..
    It is what many ethnic groups have done, someone strong with intelligence and desire puts in some work for the family. Then the next generation become educated, go into various legit business, etc. and you build a dynasty…… That will last forever if you keep teaching the next group how to manage money primarily. Of course you want to still generate money, but through low risk methods….
    Mike Jordan has built a dynasty….. His children will keep the family going.

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      & yet you a felon azz nicca with no passport (s) like me! FU(K NI99A, you need passports and over $5K just to see me boy!

      • ZUBU

        Agent Elmo….. You know nothing about me unless you’re an Agent?…… Trust I have a passport from the US. Gov….
        They assigned you here to disrupt shiittt, so that is what you do every day, your job…. Agent COINTELPRO…… 2016……..

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        corny nicca fix my big mac

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        and if u did something to my big mac im going to pistol whip your face

  2. J.Smitty

    P been giving back and helping the next generation. Now Demar is about to take over the NBA and he’s coming from Master P’s circle.

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