Master P Opens Up About His Daughter’s Fatal Drug Overdose, Says He Now Wants To Spread Awareness & Help Families Dealing With Addiction: ‘I Feel Like I Went To My Own Funeral’
Master P is speaking out for the first time since the tragic death of his daughter Tytyana Miller.
The rapper turned mogul is now on a mission to turn his pain into purpose after losing his daughter to a fatal drug overdose in May. During a recent interview with Gayle King, Master P (born Percy Robert Miller Sr.) discussed his daughter’s untimely death and how he now wants to spread awareness and help other families in his position as well as people struggling with addiction. The ‘Rock It’ rapper said it’s been difficult coping with his daughter’s death. He explained,
“It’s hard. Coming from poverty, you would think that you would outlive your kids and that was the mission I feel like, going to my daughter’s funeral, I feel like I went to my own funeral.”
Master P said he and his family were under the impression that Tytyana Miller was “getting better” being that she had recently been in rehab prior to her overdose.
While his family is still grieving the untimely death of Tytyana, Master P says he now wants to do something meaningful and provide support to those struggling with substance abuse.
“My sympathy go out to everybody that lost a child. I’m gonna turn my pain into passion. I’m gonna turn it into a purpose because I can’t get my daughter back. I love her and think about her every day, and it took me and my family to go through something that I just can’t stop thinking about, but I realize that I have to get out here and help and save other kids.”
Although Master P and his family supported Tytyana throughout her addiction and recovery journeys, the record executive still feels as if he could have done more for his daughter.
“I feel like I could have done more. But you never know, we’ve been going through this for 9 years so you think she’s gonna get past this and we’re gonna go and live happily ever after….But my daughter had a lot of life left in her. She was a happy woman that knew that tomorrow she could do something better.”
“When I got that phone call I realized my daughter is never coming back, and that’s the heartbreaking thing about this.And that’s why I said, ‘Let me team up with NAMI [The National Alliance on Mental Illness], let me team up with ARJ Cares.’ I want to help people that look like us. We want to bring awareness to this. I’m going to get out here and save millions.”
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Our hearts go out to the Miller Family as they continue to grief the loss of Tytyana Miller.
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