Master P is speaking candidly for the first time in an in-depth interview about the untimely death of his daughter Tytyanna Miller, who passed away last May from an accidental overdose. During his appearance on “CBS Mornings” with anchor Gayle King, the 52-year-old music executive revealed how he is using his family’s tragedy to help others.
The No Limit Records founder recalled the day he received the “heartbreaking” call about Tytyanna’s condition. “When I got that phone call, I realized my daughter is never coming back, and that is the heartbreaking thing about this,” he told King. The rapper, born Percy Robert Miller Sr., shared how he plans to turn a tragic incident into a learning experience.
He continued, “I said, ‘Let me team up with these organizations and doctors.’ I want to help people that look like us. We want to bring awareness to [mental illness and substance abuse]. My whole purpose is to get out here and help and save millions.”
The “Bout it Bout it” emcee added, “My sympathy go out to everybody that lost a child. I said, ‘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.”
Fans flooded the comments section of the YouTube video with stories of their own, and kind remarks for the grieving father, including one user who wrote, “Losing a child is the worst. I can’t even imagine the pain he’s going through. I lost my mother in 2019 and my oldest brother in 2021 and I still feel the heart aches and pain. prayers for Master P and his family.”
Another person commented, “You can tell he is hurting, he needs more time to process this. I applaud his heart to speak, but he is still very broken. As a father with a daughter, I can tell you that there is something special about daughters that connects fathers.”
“I remember seeing his family struggle with her addiction in their show and I really thought she was getting better,” said a third. “This is so heartbreaking. My heart goes out to the entire Miller family.”
Master P said that at the time of Tytyanna’s death, she had been working on battling her addiction and was on “the right track” and also writing a book. He encouraged parents to “talk about it.”
“Don’t hold this as a secret,” he said. “When you talk about mental illness, and you talk about substance abuse, people don’t want to say, ‘This happened to my kid.’ But this is affecting us as Americans.” Master P shared Tytyanna with his ex-wife Sonya Miller; the pair had seven children together.