Master P looks like he’s set to have an epic 2021. For one, he’s working on getting his biopic out in front of his fans on the big screen in the very near future. In an interview on ABC Audio, he thanked his fans for supporting him and went into detail about what’s next for the rapper turned entrepreneur.
“The biopic will be coming next,” P told ABC Audio. “I wanted people to know my story. So when you watch the biopic, you’re going to know this stuff is real. Then you’re gonna get a chance to go on a journey with the character and be like, ‘oh, I remember that story from the docu[-series].'”
“But being able to see it on a big screen and being able to know it, I think it’s just gonna make the biopic even bigger,” he continued. “So salute to all my fans for supporting the movement and thank you, guys.”
And you can’t forget the BET docuseries that aired over the summer called No Limit Chronicles. It’s okay if you missed it. The country was on fire at the time after all. The new biopic that has been getting casted for since 2017 will be named Ice Cream Man: King of the South.
Then there’s his attempted takeover of Reebok that will be going down this year alongside former NBA player Baron Davis for a whopping $2.4 billion. The company was last sold in 2005 to Adidas for almost twice that amount at $3.8 billion but has been losing value since. They were the first to use a music artist as an endorsement in 2003 using Jay-Z. Coincidentally, Beyonce walked out of a meeting with them for a lack of diversity on their team. This would bring things full circle where this acquisition would make the brand majority black owned.
“I think Reebok is being undervalued,” said Davis, according to Forbes. “I left Nike as a 22-year-old kid representing myself and made the jump to Reebok, which took a chance on me as a creative and as an athlete. I want the people I know — athletes, influencers, designers, celebs — to sit at the table with me.”
“These companies have been benefiting off us, this could be history for this company going Black-owned,” Master P, whose real name is Percy Miller told ESPN. “As we focus on turning Reebok into a lifestyle brand, not just a basketball brand,” said Miller, “our most important initiative will be to put money back into the community that built this company.”
As we close out the first day of 2021, we hope that the rest of you can have as successful as a year as Master P looks to be having and cheers to much more black excellence to be reported on.