Romeo graces the latest cover of Kontrol Magazine shirtless looking like the spitting image of his father, No Limit Records found Master P. Read some of the interview below, he has surely matured. And to all of you cougars out there, don’t worry he is legal ladies!
On growing up in the industry
A lot of people looked at me as Romeo the little kid…Lil’ Romeo. It’s really a transition. I’m definitely taking that step into adulthood, into manhood. And I’m really going to tackle being the best man I can be. It’s going to be a lot more mature things you’ll see me doing from movies to photo shoots.
On working with the cast of “Jumping the Broom”
They flew us out to a little island out in Canada, we were out in Halifax, north of Toronto. It made everybody have to become close as a family because we were living in a scenario where we didn’t have HD TVs…it wasn’t really modern. Since we weren’t watching TV or never on the Internet, we were always together as a family. We all went out. Angela cooked for us. And that chemistry definitely shows on camera.
On why he stopped playing college basketball
It was really hard for me to give up basketball because [I’ve] played it my whole life. Will Smith told me, ‘Romeo, would you rather [have] my career, as a 40-year-old, I’m just in my prime; or Michael Jordan’s career, where you’re 25-years-old and your prime is over, your career is over?’ And I’m like, ‘Hey, I can’t argue with that.’”
On mastering his craft in acting
I’m definitely trying to come out there and be one of the best, big male actors. You know that’s why I went to film school. I wanted to learn everything. I definitely wanted to try and master my craft, and I definitely wanted time to grow and become a real man. I feel a lot of celebrities, especially child superstars, they don’t get that chance to really grow up. And that’s why I wanted time to grow up, to master my craft and to get my education; and it’s definitely paying off.
On competing on “Dancing with the Stars”
I was dancing with a cause, I wasn’t just dancing to do it. I wanted to show the kids that you can’t be afraid to fail [and that] it’s okay to try new things. Me coming from the hip hop world, the last thing on earth that I would [want] to do is dance in front of millions of people because I’m not a dancer. But, the dropout rate is crazy. Three out of every 10 high school students are dropping out now and I think it’s because they’re afraid to fail. And I think that me doing the show…if I can do that then anything is possible.
On getting attention from girls & advances from older women
Girls that I use to try to talk to, now they want to talk to me. “[they say things] like, ‘Oh you were on my favorite show.’ It’s really funny just to see the response that I’m getting from different types of people. It’s just like in school having that girl that you always wanted to talk to, now she notices you.
I definitely don’t discriminate against anybody. I’m very mature for my age. I love somebody that can hold a great conversation. All I’m gonna say is I don’t kiss and tell.
On what he looks for in a woman
I love a smart, educated woman. And I love eyes…[they are] the key to the soul. I’m very open—minded. I don’t really have a certain type. I feel everybody brings something different to the table. You know, you gotta flaunt what you’re best at. Don’t step out of your element. You gotta highlight what makes you,you.
A date with Romeo
I’m really a homebody, so I love to have nice romantic dinners at my crib. My go-to-meal is macaroni and cheese, steak butterflied open, and [my Mom’s famous] baked potatoes. And then my simple but good [meal] is pasta. I do like the Lady and the Tramp, with dogs, where they kinda were eating each other’s noodles and then their lips come together. So I mean, I got a couple tricks up my sleeves, I can’t give y’all everything.
I’m one of those people, I really feel that you can’t go lookin’ for love, love will come to you. I’m single, I’m mingling. But, I really do wanna find that perfect Juliet, that perfect person, and I really feel that God knows when to send that person to me and I’ll know when I’ve found her.
On Master P passes down his record label to Romeo
My dad passed No Limit Records to me, which is now No Limit forever. You know my dad started out by selling CDs out the trunk of his car. It’s definitely a different era and generation [now, so there are] gonna be a lot of changes. It’s very digital now. And I’m definitely looking [to go in a more digital direction] with this No Limit Forever I’m looking to generate money in different ways for these artists.
I feel God really blessed me with talent. I’m one of those people, I really do feel [that] life [has] no limit. You only limit yourself to what you want to do. I really feel if you’re good at it, then go out and do it.