Master P has done it all. Not only was the No Limit CEO one of the most successful rap figures of the '90s, he also had a brief stint in the NBA, his very own sneakers, and, yes, even a talking doll in his likeness. Now, thanks to a new interview with This Is 50, we're learning of another notable stunt that P pulled off — confronting the G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan over a pair of sneakers.
According to Master P, his son (better known as Lil' Romeo) was attending one of Jordan's famous basketball camps when something went awry. "[Jordan] was like, "Man, you can't wear them P. Miller shoes in here, you need to have on Jordans,'" P said.
But instead of simply complying with M.J.'s request, Romeo put in a call to pops, who flew down to the camp the very next day. "I'm like, 'Man, he ain't about to take no shoes off,'" P said.
What happened next is literally the last thing you'd expect. According to Master P, he challenged Jordan and his crew to a pick-up game which saw P team up with college prospects like Gilbert Arenas and Metta World Peace (then Ron Artest) while Jordan was matched with fellow NBA players.
"They were like, 'Yeah, we can beat these dudes.' It was like a real street game. Then at the end we won. I turned all the way up. It was cool. Ever since then we been friends," P said.
How legendary is that? You can watch the full interview below.