Master P is no stranger to the court, having played both college and pro basketball. And with his latest venture, the Hip Hop entrepreneur is looking to literally change the game.
P was recently named president of the Global Mixed Gender Basketball League, and is also owner of the New Orleans Gators, a team in the league.
While speaking with NOLA.com, the No Limit Records founder revealed why it was important for him to work with a league that isn’t for just one gender.
“There are some great female basketball players on a professional level that are just as good as men,” Master P said. “But we never see that…[It will] change the game when you see that they really have some women who can compete with men. That’s what we’re going to get out of this league.”
Later in his interview, Master P revealed that it was a woman, his cousin Adelene, who taught him how to hoop.
“I learned how to play basketball from a female,” he said. “My cousin Adelene Rome taught me how to play basketball. She was good at it. She played with the boys; she was tough.”
In addition to the New Orleans Gators, other teams in the Global Mixed Gender Basketball League include the Washington, D.C. Fusion and the Atlanta Heirs. The Atlanta Heirs are owned by singer and wife to rapper T.I., Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
Tiny uploaded a post to Instagram yesterday (August 16) congratulating Master P on his move to president of the league, and also offered up a little trash talk.
“I want to welcome @masterp to the Global Mixed Gender Professional Basketball League @gmgbasketball as the new president,” Tiny wrote. “I look forward to breaking barriers with you and welcome you with open arms. Let’s get it !! World we have so much in store for you with this new co-ed basketball league. Stay tuned… Oh and P the #atlantaheirs gone kick #theneworleansgators A$$.”