"It's Hard"

Master P is ready to talk about his daughter Tytyana Miller’s death. The Hip Hop mogul recently sat down with Gayle King of CBS Morning to talk about his daughter’s drug addiction and the overdose that took her life.


“It’s hard. Coming from poverty, you would think that you would outlive your kids and that was the mission,” Master P said of his plans for the family. “I feel like, going to my daughter’s funeral, I went to my own funeral,” the celebrity father shared.

Tytyana Miller died in May due to a drug overdose. The 29-year-old left a daughter behind as well as her parents and siblings.

“My sympathies go out to everybody who lost a child,” Master P told Gayle King during his recent visit to CBS Morning. “I said, ‘I’m gonna turn my pain into passion and I’m gonna turn it into a purpose because I can’t get my daughter back,'” the businessman continued. “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.”

Drug addiction claimed the lives of more than 100,000 individuals in the United States last year. A significant number of those who fell victim to an overdose were teens and young adults under the age of 30. Tytyana was one among dozens who fought to survive her addiction. She even had an intervention session that included her father and brother, Romelo, who strongly advised her to seek professional help. Tytyana took her family’s advice and appeared to be on the right track. She, however, was not able to overcome her demons in the end.

“I feel like I could have done more. But you never know,” Master P told Gayle King. “My daughter had a lot of life left in her,” the celebrity father said. “She was a happy woman that knew that tomorrow she could do something better.”

Master P has partnered with several nonprofit organizations to spread awareness about drug addiction and mental illness. “Talk about it,” the rapper said. “Don’t hold this a secret. When you talk about mental illness and substance abuse, people don’t want to say, ‘This happened to my kids.’ But this is happening to all of us.”

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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