Romeo and Angela Simmons Star in New Reality TV Show, Growing Up Hip Hop (Video)

Angela Simmons and Romeo

Reality TV stars Angela Simmons and Romeo Miller recently sat down with Hot 97’s Nessa for an in-depth chat about their brand new reality show, Growing Up Hip Hop.

Romeo has a story to tell: his mom, Sonya Miller, recently slapped her son with a lawsuit, claiming his father, rap mogul Master P, used him to hide assets from her in their bitter divorce.

Angela, on the other hand, is proud to be one of the few unsullied virgins in the entertainment industry. The privileged daughter of iconic rap legend Rev. Run Simmons, Angela prefers to spread positive energy in a negative world.

“People do feel that everything is given to myself,” Simmons said. “Yes, I have this wonderful family background. I come from this awesome family name. But it does not get me through life.”

The kids spoke about their separate career paths as they are both working on big projects in the future. Simmons, accomplished entrepreneur, is busy with her fashion designing and philanthropy work. While Romeo, an accomplished rapper and actor, has an album and a couple movies on the way. He’s also dabbling in fashion design with a brand new clothing line called Rome Everything.

As for Romeo’s divorce, he spoke about his experience as a high profile public figure whose life is an open book.

“I just want to let kids know,” he said. “You’re not alone. You never know what the person next to you is going through so always be kind.”

Growing Up Hip Hop premieres January 7 on WE TV.

Watch the full interview below.

  • SummerBaby

    I’m gonna try to watch this show at least once.

  • BabyBlueJay

    are they the only two that will be featured on the show?

  • Yardgirl

    I can’t with these “reality” shows!! US network/cable TV has gotten so lazy, smh. These shows are cheaper to produce and with the glut of them on the airwaves, I just can’t o_O

  • Just Keya

    Nope. Spinderlla’s daughter, Jam Master Jay’s son, Dame Dash’s son, and ….it was another girl but I don’t remember who’s kid she is.

  • Just Keya

    I like Romeo. I don’t like how the momma is suing him. It’s a shame when the kids have to be in the middle of the divorce. I don’t care for Angela like that, however she is a very pretty girl. I will watch this show. I want to see what Dame Dash son is talking about.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I watched an episode of Master P’s reality show and I was bored out of my mind.

  • OSHH

    No, these people are not interesting.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Pepa and Treach daughter is going to be on this show too. She mentioned it on her breakfast club interview yesterday.

  • Renee Bee

    As soon as Romeo said he has a album coming out I stopped the video. Oh please. Your rap career is a WRAP.
    OAN Angela’s voice sounds much deeper. Like MC Lyte. She could probably drop some bars.

  • SandrasNewFave

    “dabbling in fashion design with a brand new clothing line called”….Yeezy for Meezy (by the pic above). The hoodie is being snatched by the shirt over it and the jeans look faded by cheap detergent. Ugh!

  • Just Keya

    Kristinia DeBarge is the other girl I could not remember her name. Oh yeah, I’m watching. Her father is locked up so she will be seen with El Debarge….is that the one that used to be on drugs? Either way, I will give this show a chance.

  • Milani

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Angela, on the other hand, is proud to be one of the few unsullied virgins in the entertainment industry.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Is that so ?

  • SandrasNewFave

    Every DeBarge was on drugs. Each.And.Every.One.

  • Just Keya

    Well the Roses used to say her stuff smelled like a trash truck so maybe that’s why :kona:

  • Just Keya

    Damn. But they are ok now right?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Lol why ???

  • Just Keya

    I don’t know. But when people are saying you leaking trash truck juice, that’s a problem. IJS. Maybe that’s why she seems like she has an attitude all the time.

  • Canary Red™

    “People do feel that everything is given to myself,” Simmons said. “Yes, I have this wonderful family background. I come from this awesome family name. But it does not get me through life.”

    #lies

    Girl whatever that’s how u got ur shoe deal, your two reality shows and a shot out from Yo Gotti! ???

  • SandrasNewFave

    I haven’t seen much on them lately. Saw a program before where they said the Daddy was a FORCE. He was a beater of the mama and kids, I think a drinker and even touched the kids. Nothing nice at all. Explains the family dynamic.
    :-(

  • Sexy CJ

    *************

  • Milani

    Romeo has a story to tell: his mom, Sonya Miller, recently slapped her son with a lawsuit, claiming his father, rap mogul Master P, used him to hide assets from her in their bitter divorce.
    =======================================
    I would be very interested in watching if he talked about this in detail. I can’t imagine suing my child.

  • Just Keya

    I guess she thinks people forgot those episodes of Runs House where she walked into Russ’ office talking about a shoe line with her sister. Little kids used to love those shoes. They were little kid cute too. At least she is working and trying though.

  • Just Keya

    Oh no. That’s a damn shame. :(

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yes he molested Bunny

  • Sexy CJ

    Angela prefers to spread positive energy in a negative world:

    “People do feel that everything is given to myself,” Simmons said. “Yes, I have this wonderful family background. I come from this awesome family name. But it does not get me through life”………..

  • Just Keya

    The dad?! WTF? How you touching your own kid like that?! smdh

  • MS PEACHES

    The best UnSung ever.

  • Just Keya

    AAHHHHHHH They were on Unsung?! Ok they need to have the series on DVD…I wonder if it’s on Demand…

  • Canary Red™

    I agree but she needs to stop
    Trying to play that sympathy card. She is blessed to have her wonderful background and trust fund money.

  • SandrasNewFave

    Was it just Bunny, though?

  • Just Keya

    Right and I would not even be shy about it. Like yes, my daddy has money because he worked HARD and was a pioneer. I am trying to expand what we have and grown into my own brand. ….Nothing is wrong with that at all.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I don’t know ?

  • Just Keya

    Please don’t say the boys got touched too?! The dad is out of control. Is he still living?

  • SandrasNewFave

    Is that what it was? Ok, makes sense.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Their family have a tragic story

  • SandrasNewFave

    I don’t recall if the boys got it too. It was a legit question. But the dad did die.

  • SummerBaby

    I believe they all got touched.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Damm Sandra you on top of everything…. I could hardly keep up?????

  • Just Keya

    NNOOOooooo. smdh. And the momma never called the cops, or she never knew or what? I need to watch this Unsung.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Oh no ?

  • Just Keya

    I need to go watch the unsung. I just found it online.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    My daughter had a few pairs.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Some peeps WANT the struggle

  • 88
  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @SandrasNew. Their Unsung was so sad & depressing. I was like damn how the WHOLE family on drugs? Smh.

  • Too Many Colors

    That was my biggest issue with P dumping Sonya LIKE that. Used the damn kids on her. What a piece of shit.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Must everything be a show? And I would implore black women in particular to boycott Romeo sell out arse,

  • Blaque Mahogany

    #PASS

    I think I like Angela Simmons from a distance. Romeo is cute… I don’t have a problem with him per se…but I have definitely noticed his refusal to date black girls.

  • SandrasNewFave

    Man! Every one. But with that childhood, who wouldn’t. ?

  • Too Many Colors

    Pastry. Girl at time, Dub20 was a lil kid. Emptied her daddy pockets fuggin round with them shoes. She was crazy over em.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That’s why I don’t believe Janet had a baby by James because she couldn’t possibly leave the baby to be raised by the Debarge mom knowing their history.

  • Canary Red™

    You better say that…want to glorify it…yes it makes you stronger if ONLY it doesn’t kill you or mentally defeat you…maybe they feel people take them more seriously or respect them if they have a “hood story”.

  • Just Keya

    I’m watching the DeBarge Unsung right now….WHY is Jermaine’s greasy ass on here?! The nerve. Like the Jacksons were any better. *goes back to watching*

  • Just Keya

    Very good point. *still watching*

  • Too Many Colors

    He is the one that got them into Motown. He helped them get the deal. He is part of their story.

    He produced what I call the first set of DeBarges…the group Switch…first album.

    Two/three sets of them musically.

    Switch.
    Group…DeBarge.
    El.

    And then the younger ones. Chico and nem.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Amen. Bish azz stuff.

  • Canary Red™

    SAY THAT!!!
    I was thinking the same thing, I would OWN it! I would say My daddy worked hard so I wouldn’t have to work harder, ONLY smarter!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    What is virginal exactly? Does it mean you haven’t used your vagina, mouth or azz hole? Or does it mean that just one of those holes have never been touched?

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Romeo should have stayed out of his parents mess. If he let Master P hide money in his account, to keep away from his mother, then she should have sued him.

  • Just Keya

    I have a personal thing against him so don’t pay me any attention. I don’t like him. At all.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Yeah but then she wouldn’t be relating to the ‘struggle’. Sarcasm.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I don’t like his bigen.

  • Just Keya

    But what kid…see if my momma ever asked me to do that, depending on the situation, I would. I’m not gonna lie.

  • Just Keya

    Girl.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Is it because his skin looks like rotisserie chicken?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I agree. I would not have gotten in my parents mess. I’m not even going to pick sides like that.

    Besides that’s your mother, one of the people who was there with your father through alot of shyt and you helping him keep her from getting anything?

    Is he hiding money from those Beckys that he loves so much?

  • Too Many Colors

    Me too. Married his brother wife. Made his nephews his step kids. The Ken doll head. But actually, Jermaine was supposed to be Michael. Like frfr. In 70’s he was supposed to have taken off. He discovered them, had first solo album, producer, married a damn Gordy. Somewhere he obviously fugged up

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Key words ‘depending on the situation’. Would you have done it in this one?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Wait a minute I thought he just fawked and knocked up Randy bm. I didn’t know he married the broad. That broad is trifling as hell

  • Just Keya

    THAT is most of the reason I don’t like him. Dirty. And yeah, he messed up somewhere. We just don’t know the story.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Well personality and talent were likely where he fawked up but that ain’t his fault. I’m glad we got Michael instead.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Canary. I miss Run’s House and her & Vanessa’s show.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ANGELA WENT FROM BOW WOW TO ROMEO…HERE I WAS BARELY ABLE TO CHOOSE AT AGE 13 AND SHE GETS BOTH! HMMPH…

  • Just Keya

    I don’t know the whole story. From what I do no….no.

  • Too Many Colors

    He married her. Jermajesty nem mama. Geneiveve (sp)

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Depending on the full story, if he did that he’s messed up.

    I’d protect and cover my parents with my life but for some ole fawked up or petty shyt I’m going to have to think about it first.

  • nucynu25

    Why should we boycott Romeo?

  • MS PEACHES

    On the REAL he said she was on drugs.

  • Just Keya

    Now why on earth would they do that?! All the men and women out here, and you marry your brothers ex? smfh

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    They was probably both fawking her before she married the first one.

  • Just Keya

    Right. If daddy was some cheater and was trying to leave with the new woman, believe I am hiding whatever my momma asked. If he beat her up, I’m hiding stuff. Regular old, I want more money than you, don’t call me, Yall figure that out.

  • Just Keya

    Disgusting. smfh. I would be so mad to have brother cousins.

  • nucynu25

    I feel the same if he hiding money from his mom fuk him , she was there from the beginning with P ugly ass. He shouldn’t hve token a side but to go against his mom nah not cool .

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Does that justify using the kids against her? Why not use the kids to help her?

  • Just Keya

    Was she really or was that made up? See I need the whole story.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Their shyt is public. It’s not just the neighborhood that knows about it.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Keya. That last part, what he shoulda said.

  • MS PEACHES

    If and it’s a big if she’s a crack head then I can see why money is a concern. But he should then put her half in a trust or something until she is better. I think he is just a control freak.

  • Just Keya

    But what if he isn’t and his dad really gave him the money or whatever? Mind you, I don’t really know, I’m just saying. I have to get the whole story. And if mom is a POS then yeah, I’d be against her too. (NOT saying his momma a POS. AT ALL)

  • Just Keya

    Embarrassing. smh

  • Too Many Colors

    I think Berry did it. Jermaine cheated on Hazel Gordy. Supposedly with an upcoming starlet named…Whitney Houston.

    Berry blackballed his dumb ass.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I am so sick of EVERYONE putting their lives/business on t.v. DaYum live in silence please!!!

  • Just Keya

    He might feel like she deserves some but not half? IDK. I would hope she was not on drugs and I think that if she was, then someone other than him knew about it. He should have proof. Something.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Peaches. I haven’t seen no proof of this except what P says.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    BTW: New Post

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    The white broads can have PercyJr. Besides I read a long time ago that DL black men prefer the company of White women/ non black women.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Didn’t that Lil boy try to set blanket on fire or something and Katherine wanted that broad and her kids out the house.

  • nucynu25

    We don’t kno the whole story but for the outside u can see how close Rome & P are, so I can Def see P using his son as a stash box. Idk, I just don’t think the woman is on drugs.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    He’s doesn’t like black women only black men. He’ll date a homely white broad before he’ll date a sista. That alone speaks volumes, dude probably like his prostate tickled.

  • imright

    i wonder wat Pepa’s daughters storyline will b abt. she mentioned they club 2gther….shes 18?

  • Just Keya

    Right for him. tuh.

  • MS PEACHES

    But Usher married a Black Woman LOL

  • nucynu25

    And if my mom was on drugs , & my pops gave me money , I still would look out for her rather it be in buying her a house , helping her get treatment , or putting the money aside for her.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Harley. He molested the boys also.

  • Just Keya

    Fuggin dead. NO! ….but I am mad because it does lol

  • Shantonda

    Ppl do a lot of things when it comes to their parents. Loyalty to his father runs high i’m sure. Not saying it was right…. just not surprising.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Yeah, I have family that wants the same. My life ain’t been no crystal stair. They wouldn’t have made it in my shoes. TRUST! Everybody ain’t able lol.

  • Too Many Colors

    Yes.

  • Shantonda

    She also said she doesn’t always get in lol.

  • Just Keya

    SO the daddy and Bobby did not want to be on the show or comment….I find that…to me when people do that, the stuff people are saying about you is true when you don’t even want to defend it.

  • Shantonda

    Throw some sand on that nxgga!!! *in my Chris Rock voice*

  • Too Many Colors

    Daddy dead. Bobby is too. He one who died of AIDS that the dad used to…touch.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Shantonda. Yeah because his father has the fat pockets. Fat pockets equals loyalty.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Oh Usher likes older women, and in his defense Diddy and Andre Harrell took advantage of him from an early age.

  • Shantonda

    that or because boys wanna be like their father unless he’s a deadbeat lol smh

  • MS PEACHES

    That girls father was so fine Trech (sp?) You down with OPP? My answer- Hell No!!

  • nucynu25

    lmao @ prostate tickled. ppl like what they like, I’ve never felt aNY type of way abt a blk man liking a sprite.

  • MS PEACHES

    Good point.

  • MS PEACHES

    Sho you right

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    Angela, on the other hand, is proud to be one of the few unsullied virgins in the entertainment industry.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    I mean they’re 30 years old….you’ve already grown up or am I missing something? None the less, I’ll be passing on this one.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Really, now? That is interesting.

  • LeBrick James

    “Haha! That’s a good one”.
    – Bow Wow

  • Renee Bee

    Run, Justine, Russy and the lil daughter ( the one that was adopted) have a new travel show on The Travel Channel. It’s called ‘Rev Runs The World’. It seems
    like a fun show.

  • Canary Red™
  • Canary Red™

    I can no tell a lie, ME TOO!!!!!

  • LeBrick James

    1… people dont wanna turn down a check
    2… narcissism is a really strong force for some people.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I have to agree… Money is the root of all evil!!!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He should move on from rapping… DEFINITELY.?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I am not really interested in this but I wish them well. ??

  • LibraGirlonly

    I agree

  • LibraGirlonly

    I agree lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yep

  • LibraGirlonly

    That women was by his side since they where kids. Master P just wants to cintrol what she does with the money. Give her a share and move on dang.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lol right. I don’t think he realizes how stupid he looks clowning his mother .

  • LibraGirlonly

    What is Chico real name? Was he in the group?

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    LMFAO. I believe you.

  • https://instagram.com/calirose2501/ calirose2501

    Did i miss something? I thought romeo never was married?

  • LeBrick James

    He wasnt. His parents were getting divorced… and his mom is accusing him of hiding assets on behalf of the father during the parents’ divorce.

  • LeBrick James

    Jermaine just never had the talent or charisma Michael had. His talent took him as far as it could. I’m sure he’s come to terms with that by now.

  • shaybytheway

    No but they are the creators and EPs

  • i troll it like i see it

    Because he wouldn’t spit on you if you were on fire.

  • nucynu25

    Lol, I mean am not a fan of him so honestly it’s of no concern to me I was just curious. And am sure most ppl that hve fans don’t really care abt their fans but who they choose date is on them.

  • digal704

    Romeo might remember that sage advice when he talks about his mother.

  • Just Keya

    I know they are dead now. At the time of the show I guess they were alive…IDK. Either way, yuck. (at the touching)

  • imright

    lol yup thats him

  • imright

    lol yea she sd she left her lol

  • Shantonda

    cracked me up! LOL

  • Tammie Reed

    I don’t get we tv in my area but sick of reality shows anyway!

  • SameoleJ

    James DeBarge’s daughter——not quite hip hop, but EH

  • SameoleJ

    We are going to just gloss over her use of myself in this sentence, huhn? LOL

  • Canary Red™

    LOL, I had to scroll back up!!!!! ***dead***

  • i troll it like i see it

    my thing is this, yes, date who you want and no you don’t have to do it “in secret” like Jamie Fox does with all his white women….but don’t have CHIT negative to say about black women and don’t antagonize us about your choice to date out, and lil Romeo immature behind did that. He needs to either grow up, or remember the vag he came from was black and show some respect.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    I think I’m going to give this show a try

  • BLOODBLOOD

    I think I’m going to give this show a try

  • nucynu25

    I agree 100 % with you. I never paid any attention to him , so I didn’t know abt his comments abt blk women but you are absolutely correct.

  • nucynu25

    I agree 100 % with you. I never paid any attention to him , so I didn’t know abt his comments abt blk women but you are absolutely correct.

  • side_i

    I just came to say I don’t care & I will not be watching

  • ArDnAhC45

    I didn’t read this article. I only clicked to say I’m not interested and to see if my sentiments will be duplicated. Lol. Uncle Russell, where’s my money. You thought I forgot, didn’t you?

  • ArDnAhC45

    Unsung

  • i troll it like i see it

    His not really worth paying attention to…not really. Angela Simmons either. I’m tired of reality TV!

  • Auditor

    “People do feel that everything is given to myself,” Simmons said. “Yes, I have this wonderful family background. I come from this awesome family name. But it does not get me through life.”

    Yea I’m just gonna leave that alone…but OK…

  • Auditor

    Lol she’d sell the house like Tyrone on Dave Chappelle’s show…sold them white folks house while they were on vacation

  • Auditor

    Means…she takes it in the butt to keep her vagina untouched…

  • Auditor

    Hell everyone of my aunties/uncles is on drugs…2 aunts on crack, 1 uncle on crack, 1 uncle on weed, my momma on weed, 1 aunt might as well say she a druggie cause she’s psychotic, and my other uncle died young in a car crash due to alcohol…I have no idea wth my grandma and grandpa did wrong lol

  • Renee Bee

    He’s not the greatest actor either. Sigh.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I was listening to Switch, The Sylvers, and The Jetts the other day.

    I’m 24 btw ?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    No he isn’t ?. Maybe he needs lessons …. He needs to find his own way and stay out of family drama.

  • WiserWords2

    Ken doll head? Ken doll head! Haaaahaaa! That’s epic. Oh lawd, now every time I see him i’m going to be thinking Ken doll head.

  • Yea

    Everything wasn’t handed to Angela?? Please…

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Its ok but the veno kid is suspect! Very effeminate

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Lmao yeah he’s gay. They just don’t discuss it lol.

  • NMusic

    Angela Simmons is delusional if she thinks her family name hasn’t gotten her through life. Then why are you on a reality show about being Hip Hop offspring and isn’t this like her 3rd or 4th reality show ?