Queen Latifah To Play Master P’s Mom In Upcoming Biopic

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Master P is moving forward with his biopic. The No Limit Records founder and multi-platinum rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana has announced an Academy Award-nominated actor (and peer) attached to the King Of The South: The Ice Cream Man film: Queen Latifah.

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Speaking with HipHopDX, Percy Miller confirmed the casting. “Queen Latifah’s gonna be in the movie,” said the founding member of both TRU and the 504 Boyz. “She’s gonna be playing my mom. It’s a good role and I’m grateful and humbled to have someone like Queen Latifah playing an important role because it meant a lot. With me and my family—the women in my life, I loved them dearly—my mom, my grandmother. My grandfather and my dad were big influences on my life because they were strong men that was tough on me. You’re gonna see it in the movie.”

Latifah, a veteran of television and screen, has appeared in notable works such as Chicago, Bringing Down The House, and Brown Sugar. She is also co-founder of Flavor Unit Films, which most recently released QD3-directed music documentary, The Art Of Organized Noize.

Prior to her acting career, Queen Latifah was (and remains) a prominent MC and singer. She last released the Cool & Dre-produced Persona in 2009.

Previously, P expressed interest in Tyler Perry directing the film now titled King Of The South.

Read HipHopDX’s April 29 interview with Master P by Justin Hunte.

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