*The State of California has reached its limit with Master P.
According to TMZ, the former No Limit Records mogul owes $237,027.41 to the state over unpaid taxes in 1999 and 2000, according to documents filed by the state tax board.
Sonya Miller filed divorce docs in which she seeks to end her 24-year marriage because of “irreconcilable differences.”
P and Sonya have 4 minor children … she wants full custody. They also have a grown son, Romeo.
Sonya wants spousal support. However, according to TMZ, the situation is kinda weird:
Back in 2011, Sonya went to court to get child support. At the time we thought they were already divorced, but now we learn no one ever pulled the trigger and filed divorce documents. So she did it now, but we’re told they’ve been separated for a long time.
Hmm, it looks like M.P. has clearly moved on … because a woman he was rumored to be dating threw him a surprise, flash mob birthday bash in Santa Monica back in April.
The party backfired, says TMZ, because Master P hated it and stormed out of the restaurant.
*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.
EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. – Shirley Chisholm
April 29: Rapper Master P is 43.
Apr. 29, 1992: First day of L.A riots, sparked by acquittal of four white cops in the beating of Rodney King, which resulted in at least 50 deaths, thousands injured and estimates of up to $1 billion in property damage. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)
*Master P’s younger brother C-Murder will spend the rest of his life in prison after losing a final appeal against his 2009 murder conviction.
The rapper, real name Corey Miller, was sentenced to life in 2003 after he was found guilty of the 2002 killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas in a New Orleans nightclub.
The conviction for second-degree murder was overturned in 2006 and a second trial got underway in 2009 – only for Miller to be ordered to remain behind bars.
He has since launched numerous appeals to challenge the ruling, and he took his most recent bid to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
However, on Tuesday (Feb. 19), judges stood by the guilty verdict and C-Murder was ordered to serve out the full sentence.
*Another child of one-time rap mogul Percy “Master P” Miller is poised to bum rush Nickelodeon.
Cymphonique Miller, the sister of former Nick star Romeo Miller, debuts this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the new series “How to Rock” – a gig that would seem inevitable for a teen with two relatives in the spotlight. But the 15-year-old singer and actress says her career path was something she had to fight for.
“My dad actually didn’t even want me to be in the entertainment business because he just knows how crazy it can be, but I’ve just always loved it,” says Miller, “I’ve been singing since I was two years old. I started off in the church choir and I did my school community plays.”
She’s also performed on national school tours and in theme parks across the country, having tagged along with the likes of Raven-Symoné, Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato and JoJo. She made the finals in Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing contest. Her songs, “Butterflies,” “Lil Miss Swaggar” and “Daddy I’m A Rockstar” made the rotation on Radio Disney.
“The music was just in me ever since I was a little kid, and it was just sort of a coincidence that I just happened to be in the Miller family,” she says.
“How to Rock,” based on the “How to Rock Braces and Glasses” book series by Meg Haston, stars Miller as Kacey Simon, a mean girl whose social standing takes a nasty hit when she is forced to wear braces and eye glasses. [See photo above.] Suddenly shunned by the mean girls, Kacey finds solace in her first love – music. She becomes the lead singer of the pop/hip-hop band Gravity 5, and the band’s success sparks a rivalry with The Perfs, a rival band featuring her mean girl archrivals. [Scroll down to watch the promo.]
Miller says the Gravity 5 songs will eventually land on a forthcoming “How to Rock” soundtrack. “We recorded many songs, but the type of music on the show is definitely not just limited to hip hop,” she explains. “We have pop, rock, R&B, and hip hop, and we even do ballads.”
Cymphonique is no stranger to Nickelodeon fans. She is featured on Big Time Rush’s “I Know You Know” and sings the theme song for “Winx Club,” an Italian animated series on the network. When she was just beginning grade school, her dad was starring alongside her big brother on his own Nickelodeon show “Romeo!” which ran from 2003 to 2006.
Although Cymphonique has been surrounded on all sides by the entertainment business, she says her dad makes sure that her school books are always the number one priority.
“My dad’s all about education, and that’s what we put first,” she said. “So he’s, like, ‘Okay, even if you’re going to be in it, you’re still going to be going to school, and you still have to be making As.’ So, I have a tutor with me all the time everywhere I go.”
Just as important to Cymphonique as her studies is the ability to forge her own path in the entertainment industry without relying on her famous relatives to open doors. Below, she explains how she managed to audition for Nickelodeon without the network finding out who her father and brother were.
*Move over Romeo. It’s Cymphonique’s time to shine.
Master P’s daughter, Cymphonique, now 15, has been granted her own television show on kids network, Nickelodeon, “How To Rock.”
Being the offspring of one of the most successful businessmen – at one time – in the Hip Hop industry, young Miss Miller follows in the footsteps of her older brother who also had his own Nick show, “Romeo!,” from 2003 to 2006. But daddy admits this wasn’t what he wanted.
“I tried everything in my power to stop this girl because this can be a hard, sick business – really easy to get taken advantage of,” Master P told AllHipHop.com. “I guess you can’t hold raw talent back.”
“How To Rock” is not only Cymphonique’s entrance to a field of opportunities, but it’s also a strategy the network is using to boost declining ratings.
The show is expected to debut some time next year.