Exclusive: Master P On Going To VH1 W/ New Show, "I Will Change The Game"
Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 3:45PM
Master P recently kicked back with SOHH to discuss his upcoming "No Excuses" television special and explain why he thinks the program will change VH1's traditional image.
According to P, the amount of support he received from the network motivated him to choose VH1.
"Well, the thing about it is, I was able to do this in conjunction with Better Black TV, so VH1 wanted to do something different, the president of the company was real eager, he wanted to do something different and that made a difference in people's lives," P explained. "The people I worked with they felt this would be a good fit. I'm always doing stuff that's out of the box and this is a show you wouldn't normally see on a network like VH1. I think I will change the game with this show to where VH1 audience will start looking at it and saying 'Wow, okay, these guys have other options to offer, this is new.' You ain't expecting to see a show like this on VH1. With the economy, I think people want better and I think with VH1, they want better, I think it was a great opportunity for both of us and it was a great opportunity for me to co-brand my television network so it's the best of both worlds." (SOHH)
The show's premiere will take place next week.
"No Excuses", a 30 minute special airing Monday, October 26th at 10:30PM on VH1, features Master P's intervention of Torrie Jackson -- a former gang banger in Los Angeles. Torrie won't step up, get a legitimate job and be a role model for his son as his excuses have held him back. His complaints of having no money, no car, and no way of getting to job interviews have led girlfriend Keisha to make a desperate plea to Master P for help. Keisha fears that Torrie's unemployment and lack of motivation will leave them broke and homeless. If Torrie can't get his act together, Keisha will be through with him for good. (Press Release)
The rap mogul is most known for his No Limit brand in the 1990's.
After growing up in the projects of New Orleans, Master P is no stranger to the dangerous life of a hustler. Having overcome various obstacles, he reached his dreams by selling millions of CDs and establishing his successful music label "No Limit." Master P is now on VH1 to implement his "work hard and never make excuses" philosophy to help others achieve their goals. (Anti Music News)
Other artists like T.I. and Fabolous have begun to make their way into reality television shows.
"Been shooting 4 a reality show 4 the last 2 days... I know..But no Ray J, Flavor Flav 4 love sh*t," Fabolous wrote Monday (September 28) afternoon. "Won't b nicknaming no chicks! I'm a new father, my son is 20 months and I'm still learning this father gig as I go.. So I'm tryin 2 balance that and being 'Fabolous'.. The show is based on da crazy, spontaneous, busy, traveling life of a entertainer & da loving, complicated, genuine journey of a new father. And somehow since the producers & backers of the show found out I'm a trending topic startin lunatic on twitter.. Twitter & my twiggas r in!" (Fabolous' Twitter)
"No Excuses" airs Monday, October 26th at 10:30 PM EST