who recently saved a recording studio he spent several million dollars to start
building, is not happy with the city the studio was built in. The problems started
when P hired Carter Construction Company to build a recording complex in Baton
Rogue. After a dispute in construction occurred, P and the construction company
ended up in court, resulting in the Judge ruling in favor of the construction
company, ordering P to pay $190,000. When P refused, the property was set up
to be sold in a Sheriff sale by the East Baton Rogue Parish Sheriff's Office.
P paid a settlement of $137,000 and saved the property, in which he says he
has invested millions. Master P is now speaking out.
"Why entertain ignorance when I've paid
three million dollars to Carter Construction for a building they did not complete?
What kind of judge allows a petition for a mere $190,000 when I have invested
millions?" Master P asked. "Upon review of the records," P continued,
"Carter Construction did not have a case to stand on. In light of my celebrity
and financial status, I feel Carter hoped that by bringing their ridiculous
case to the attention of the media, that I would back down and pay them even
more money. Being rich and famous has become an open door for people to deceive
and cheat in an attempt to get money from me," P said. "That's okay.
If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing."
After he moved to a plush Baton Rouge neighborhood,
Master P claims that he was stereotyped because of his involvement in the rap
industry and his appearance, despite the fact that he is worth almost a half
billion dollars. Master P is even claiming that he may have been the victim
of acts of prejudice, which clouded the true potential he could have brought
to the community.
So, Master P and his family are heading for the
Hills-Beverely Hills, California. P says that Beverly Hills is a city that can
appreciate what he is worth and benefit from his ideas, his dreams and his desire
to make a difference. Despite leaving a city he claims never appreciated his
value, P was very clear about one thing.
"I will always be there for the kids in
that community, whether I'm living there or not," Master P said.