Romeo Miller: Growing Up Hip-Hop
No longer “‘Lil”, the 6-foot, 175-pound rapper, actor and entrepreneur, Romeo Miller, is all abs and muscle now. He’s grown up in front of our eyes as the son of hip-hop legend Master P. We’ve seen him on Disney and Nickelodeon television shows, box office movies and in countless music videos. But he also has been spending a lot of time in the gym improving his physique.
But even with his looks, at first it was still hard for Romeo to meet women who wanted a long-term relationship.
“I think I’m a workaholic,” admits Romeo. “I do love work and I have a big family and it’s really hard for a lot of girls to really understand that. It’s easier said than done.”
“People see my body and ask me what I do to work out,” said Miller. “I play a lot of basketball so I’m constantly dribbling and running up the court. I take a basketball with me everywhere I go!”
But even with his talent for basketball, it wasn’t until his mentor, Will Smith, helped him make the decision to get back into entertainment.
“I had put my career on hold in order to go to USC on full-ride basketball scholarship. But it was with a new coach that really didn’t like me and I had all these fans asking me when I would come back to entertainment. So I called up Will and said ‘Yo, I need to talk to you right now.’ And Will was so cool that he said that ‘If its that serious, then come to the set. I’ll tell them to stop filming so we can talk.’ This was when Will was filming iRobot and he told everybody to shut down filming for a couple of hours. We talked for maybe two hours and he said, ‘God will let you know what you’re supposed to do. Whichever area that you inspire the most people, that’s where you’re supposed to be.’ And after that, the rest is history.”
So now, in order to keep his body in top top shape for movies, television shows and music, Romeo sticks to a strict workout routine.
Miller’s Strength Workout:
— 5 sets of 20 push-ups
— 3 sets of 80 sit-ups
— 3 sets bench press every other day