Master P has decided to open up about the death of his daughter, Tytyana Miller, as a result of a drug overdose.
In a recent interview, the music mogul spoke on how her death has inspired him to spread awareness about the impact of substance abuse and mental illness.
While speaking with Gayle King, he said, “It’s hard. Coming from where I come from, 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.”
P added, “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 I took me and my family to go through something that I just can’t stop thinking about, but I realized that I have to get out here and help and save other kids.”
He stated that he saw that his daughter was making some improvements on her road to recovery and was getting her life back on track. After her death, he questioned his children to see if he was doing something wrong as a parent.
He learned that his parenting style could come off as controlling. “That’s true, but I’ve only built parameters for protection. Because I know where I come from and what I’ve been through. When you look at mental illness and substance abuse, it’s serious. It affects everybody- Black, white, Asian, Latino, rich, poor.”
Master P encouraged other parents to have discussions of mental illness and substance abuse with their children as he remembers receiving the phone about his Tytyana.
“When I got that phone call I realized my daughter is never coming back, and that is the heartbreaking thing about this,” he added. “That’s why 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 now, ‘I don’t know why you put me through this God, but I’m going to get out here and save millions.’”
Tytyana Miller passed away in May 2022.