Sonya C was Master P’s wife for over two decades before they divorced in 2013. The 53 year-old Sonya is a female rapper from Richmond, California, who was popular in the 1990s but faced severe backlash in the media after her separation and divorce from her very popular husband.
Sonya C has since risen beyond all that to put her life back together piece by piece. The former power couple have seven children together. In 2022, Sonya and her ex-husband were united in grief as they mourned the loss of their first daughter Tyty.
Where is Sonya C From?
Sonya C was born and raised In Richmond, California. The talented rapper was born in 1970; this is basically all the information available about her birth. While she was raised in Richmond, it is uncertain who her parents are and whether she has siblings. She did share in an interview that her parents owned a record store called “Reflection Records and Tapes” in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, LA, when she was growing up, so she must have lived in New Orleans, Los Angeles at some point while she was growing up.
Upon graduation from high school, Sonya and Master P moved to California in search of a better life. Because Sonya got together with her ex-husband when she was quite young, it is uncertain if she had much education as a young person.
However, after her divorce and in a bid to rediscover herself, she attended Pepperdine University, where she studied Theatre Arts majorly with a minor in Journalism and Photo Journalism. She then got admitted into the Honors program at USC and UCLA.
Sonya C was a Popular Rapper in the 1990s
Sonya began her career in music in the early 90s. She was a good vocalist and rapper and even sang alongside her ex-husband in some of his well-received songs. She later diversified into acting and movie production. Her first album – Married To The Mob, was released in 1993. She followed up with another one titled True To The Game in 1997, then Da Crime Family in 1999, and The Best of TRU in 2005.
Despite having a family, Sonya tried to stay true to herself and music, but it wasn’t easy for her to juggle everything. Some of her popular songs include:
- They Can’t Stop Us?
- I Always Feel Like…
- Freak Hoes
- Last Dance
- No Limit Soldier
- Hoody Hooo
- Down & Dirty
- I’m Bout It, Bout It
- Life Ain’t Nothing But A Game
- Gangstas Make the World
- I Got Candy
- Keep It All Good
- Eyes of a Killa
- Swamp N*gga
- What They Call Us?
- Heaven 4 A Gangsta
- Living That Life
- Ghetto Thang
- Final Ride
- Torcher Chamber
- Tru 2 Da Game
- Smoking Green
- Tru Homies
- Ghetto Cheese
- The Lord is Testing Me, Amongst others.
Sonya C also ventured into the movie industry. She has directed and produced highly-rated movies like Material Girls, Kitchen Accomplished, and Catalog This! With the help of her publicist Tammy Ty Page, she was also working on authoring a book.
She Became Master P’s Wife in 1989
From Sonya’s date of birth, it is safe to deduce that she got together with Master P when she was still a teenager. They were so in love that she could have set aside her musical career to build a family with him. She did just that but managed to build her musical career alongside her family. The couple was referred to as one of the power couples in the entertainment industry, raising their children and making music. Unfortunately, things began sour, and they went their separate ways after 24 years of marriage.
Sonya C and Master P Had a Public and Messy Divorce
For people who have lived most of their lives in front of their fans and media, it is only natural that people assume they have a say in Sonya and Percy’s family breakdown. The couple didn’t help matters as they publicly lashed out at each other.
According to Sonya C, she got tired of his incessant cheating and him running the streets while she stayed at home raising her seven kids and holding things down. She felt she could no longer cope and decided they should go their separate ways in 2010, even though she didn’t file for divorce until 3 years later. The split was quite messy, and Sonya was the worst hit due to the allegations her husband raised against her.
On Master P’s part, he had some grievances which he made known. He claimed that Sonya was abusing illegal drugs, influencing their kids negatively. On the other hand, Sonya refuted the claim saying that she never did any form of drugs in front of her kids and that he never had much interest in them until she filed for divorce, and he is suddenly trying to take them from her.
One of the major things that really caused an uproar in the media was the amount of money Sonya requested in the settlement. She demanded about $67 million, roughly forty percent of her husband’s net worth. She was tagged as a gold digger, crackhead, and an unfit mother, but she stood her ground that she has been with him for more than two decades and contributed massively to the amalgamation of that wealth. The case was messy and in court for several years as it seemed there would be no common ground.
Master P later stated that they opted for an out-of-court settlement and that the divorce has been concluded. In 2015, it was later reported that the court ruled that Master P must pay around $27,000 monthly through child and spousal support. Sonya was also given the exclusive right to reside in their Calabasas residence. In May 2022, Master P submitted some documents to the court, and he was declared legally single.
Sonya C and Master P Have Seven Kids Together
According to Sonya, she had to raise her seven children all by herself. She claims that even though she can’t refer to her ex-husband as an absent father, the children never really felt his presence. So she did all she could to be there for their children.
One of the reasons why she was so angry with her ex-husband was because he never really showed much interest in the kids but wanted to take them from her to hurt her feelings. Asides from their 7 children, Master P had 1 child outside of their marriage and also raised his brother’s child, Veno, after his brother was killed in a robbery in 1990. Sonya had to mother these children alongside her own 7.
Sonya was somehow vindicated after she was granted the custody of their four youngest children after he failed to appear in court for their custody hearing in 2014. He was ordered to pay her legal bill of $75,000, amongst other things.
Let’s take a closer look into the lives of Sonya and Master P’s children.
Percy “Romeo” Miller
Born Percy Romeo Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the 19th of August 1989, he is the first son of Master P and Sonya C. He followed in the footstep of his parents, and he got signed to Soulja Music Entertainment which is a subsidiary of his father’s label “No Limit,” after he wrote a rap to his dad when he was just 5 years of age. He has grown in leaps and bounds since then, diversifying into acting, sports, and other areas in the entertainment industry.
Romeo, who was formerly known as Lil’ Romeo, is a rapper, actor, and TV personality who gained fame in the early 2000s. He has released several songs and albums that charted on the US Billboard 100 and 200. He is known for his roles in Jumping the Broom (2011) and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (2012). He also ran his own show titled Romeo for three seasons on Nickelodeon.
He has founded various record labels, including Take a Stand, Guttar Music, The Next Generation, and No Limit Forever Records. In 2010, he launched his own clothing line called “College Boyys”. Romeo also played Basketball as a point guard from 2008 to 2010 at the University of Southern California. In February 2022, he welcomed his first child with his girlfriend Drew Sangster. He also welcomed his second daughter on the 15th of March 2023.
Vercy Miller “Young V”
Vercy Miller is the second son of Sonya and Master P. He was born on the 26th of July 1991. Like his parents and elder brother, Vercy has taken his place in the family business in the entertainment industry. He attended Calabasas High School before proceeding to UCLA, where he studied business.
Vercy Miller is a singer, DJ, producer, and actor. He has appeared in movies like I Got The Hook Up 2, Decisions, and The Team. His popular songs include No More, N4L, New Love and, Elevador. He is in a relationship with a girl named Brittney, and even though he keeps a low profile on social media, he isn’t shy about flaunting her on social media.
Tytyana Miller (1996 – 2022)
Tyty as she is fondly called by her parents is the first daughter of Sonya and Master P and their third biological child. She was born on the 1st of August 1996. She was an actress and model who was thrust into the limelight when she was very young. She appeared in films like A Mother’s Choice amongst others. She also modeled for several brands, including LaQuan Smith.
Tyty featured alongside her brother-Romeo Miller and father in the WE television series Growing Up Hip Hop. In a segment of the show aired in 2016, she opened up about her struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Her family appeared to support her decision to check into rehab. Unfortunately, died on the 27th of May 2022, some days before her birthday. According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner reports, Tyty died of accidental fentanyl intoxication. Her family was really devastated by her loss.
Princess Inty as she is popularly referred to is Sonya’s second daughter with Master P and their fourth child together. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on the 25th of June 1993. Princess Inty is an upcoming rapper and singer. Some of her famous songs are You Know I See You and That Real Love. She has also done some work as a producer and appeared in movies like A Mother’s Choice, and I Got The Hook Up 2 (2019).
Itali was born on the 6th of May 1999, and she is the youngest daughter of Sonya C and Master P. Like most of her family members, Itali has ventured into acting. She has been featured in movies like I Got the Hook Up 2, A Mother’s Choice, and Master P Reviews. In 2020, Itali was also a part of Flip The Script Kids Reality Special.
Hercy Miller is the third son and the sixth child of Sonya C and Master P. He was born in Los Angeles California on the 28th of March 2002. The young Miller is a basketball player. He has played for the Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, and Xavier University’s Men’s basketball team. He currently plays for Louisville Cardinals. Before moving to Louisville, he was in Tennessee state but transferred in 2022 following a reported $2 million Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deal.
Mercy Miller was born on the 13th of September 2005, making him Miller’s fourth son and last child. He attends Notre Dame High School, and like his immediate elder brother, he is an upcoming basketball player. He began to play for Oak Hill Academy in January 2022. He is also already committed to playing for the Houston Cougars.
Prior to this time, he was with Minnehaha Academy. Asides from his promising basketball career, Mercy is also a budding entrepreneur. He is the co-creator of Master Clean Life, a household cleaning supply company.
What is Sonya C’s Net Worth?
Sonya C’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million, a paltry sum compared to her ex-husband’s $200 million net worth. She made this wealth from her career as a rapper and what she received from the divorce from her husband. However, details of their out-of-court settlement were never really made known to the public.
Sonya C has spoken up about the backlash she got for asking for close to half of Master P’s multi-million dollar estate. She has reiterated that she helped him build his powerhouse record label – No Limit, and she gave birth to and raised his seven kids while he ran the street and stepped out of their marriage. Sonya had a budding rap career that she gave up to be a mother and wife, so she feels she had every right to every penny she asked of her ex-husband.
Where is Sonya C Now?
Since her divorce, Sonya C has made concerted efforts to improve herself as an individual. While concentrating on raising her younger kids, she returned to school and ventured into journalism, modeling, and movie production. From all indications, she is living her best life and soaking up all the love from her children who won’t stop celebrating her on social media. Sonya has also not been linked with another man since her divorce.