Most people know Romeo Miller as a rapper, but the hip-hop artist is expanding his resume by venturing into acting. Miller has landed roles on movies such as “Jarhead 3: The Siege” and “Jumping the Broom,” but his upcoming guest appearance on Season 3 of Fox’s “Empire” might be his most publicized gig yet.
At the “Growing Up Hip Hop” Season 2 premiere in New York last week, Miller dished on joining Lee Daniels’ hit show as well as what fans can expect to see from him on his WEtv reality series.
“This is probably my favorite role yet,” Miller told International Business Times about playing rapper Gram on “Empire.” It was revealed last month that Miller would be replacing Kid Cudi on “Empire.” Gram is said to be Tiana’s (Serayah) new love interest and Hakeem’s (Bryshere Y. Gray) rival.
“Playing Gram on ‘Empire’ is exciting and it’s a blessing because it’s a dream role,” Miller continued. Fans will get to see him step into the Lyon’s den on Wednesday’s episode 3.
In addition to talking about “Empire,” Miller told IBT that fans will get to see more of his family on Season 2 of “Growing Up Hip Hop.” In fact, his father Master P and sister Cymphonique Miller joined him on the red carpet at the New York premiere.
“We’re more open, we’re more vulnerable,” he teased. “Any time you get blessed to do a second season I think you’re a little bit more comfortable with the cameras and you’re a little bit more comfortable with sharing more with the world. I wanted to make sure our truth was out there.”
Last season of “Growing Up Hip Hop” ended with Master P making his son the president of No Limit Forever Records. When asked how he was handling that responsibility, Miller responded that as long as he and his father are working together things will go smoothly. “You know, it’s a lot on the plate. I wanna find artists that’s gonna represent something greater,” he said. “You know when I come back in music full throttle, I want it to be a revolution. … I just want to make music that makes people happy at the end of the day.” He added: “That’s what you’re gonna see this season.”
“Empire” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Fox. “Growing Up Hip Hop” Season 2 premieres Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. EDT on WEtv.