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Master P brings message of non-violence to Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - P. Miller, also known as Master P, made millions as a rap artist, even once ranking as the 10th highest paid entertainer by Forbes Magazine.

While he once used to profit off explicit lyrics, he's now using his fortunes to help stop kids from using violence.

Miller spoke with Action News 5's Kym Clark Friday morning.

"This is not about us, this is about our community," he said. "About saving our kids."

Miller, who used to perform with his brother, whose stage name was "C-Murder," now wants his music to preach non-violence in hopes of reaching kids through entertainment.

"C-Murder" was convicted of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy back in 2003.

"Just growing up, me loosing so many people, family and friends, and saying you know what, this violence has to stop," Miller said.

To help make it stop, he's in Memphis this week using basketball to teach life principles to kids.

"I figured through basketball, education, and entertainment I could reach these kids," he said.

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