Though his main contributions to popular culture remain his verse on the 504 Boyz’s “Tight Whips” and being the spawn of Congressional finger-pointer Master P, Lil Romeo is somehow all over the news again, blowing up the aggregators and RSS feeds. How to explain this? Perhaps it is his spam-like struggle to gain six more inches?
“Basketball has run in the family,” Lindsay said, noting the rapper’s father, hip-hop mogul Master P, had tryouts with two NBA teams in the 1990s.
“In the future, I want to be an NBA player. That’s my goal,” Lil’ Romeo told The Associated Press in a 2003 interview.
At the time he was 14 and just 5-foot-6. He acknowledged then that his goal might go unrealized if he didn’t add another 12 inches of height.
He’s 17 now and 6-1, a little more than halfway toward that goal.
No, seriously, what is up with this uptick of interest in Lil Romeo? Did you know he’s No. 2 on Google Trends right now? Ahead of “when did the first Frankenstein movie come out?” and “Bob Crane.” And he was a Nazi resistance fighter who made his own porno.