His father is currently being held in federal prison, but the son is working hard to make his family proud without a trace of his notorious reputation.
Demetrius Flenory Jr. is slowly building a good career for himself. After producing music, particularly rap numbers, he is now trying his hands at acting. Interestingly, he plays his own father on screen.
So, who is Demetrius Flenory Jr., and what does he do? Know everything about him below.
Who is Demetrius Flenory Jr.?
Demetrius Flenory Jr. is an American singer, rapper, and actor from Detroit. He is the son of a well-known American drug trafficker, money launderer, and tax criminal, Demetrius Flenory Sr. or Big Meech.
Although his father has been convicted of money laundering and drug trafficking, the son doesn’t share a single role in his dad’s criminal acts. He was born on the 22nd of April, 2000. The notoriety of his family earned them a nickname – Black Mafia Family. His father and his uncle, Terry Flenory started illicit activities in high school by dealing cocaine in the 1980s and spread their business all across the country.
Flenory Jr. is popularly known as Lil Meech.
What Does Demetrius Flenory Jr. Do?
Demetrius Flenory Jr. never got influenced by his father’s illegal business practices. He chose not to follow his father’s path and established a music label, BMF Productions (Blowing Money Fast).
Besides this, he also runs merchandise. He has made good music that helped him gather huge fandom. His song tracks, Paranoid, Bad Habits, and On Me, remain popular among his fans.
Interestingly, the singer and rapper also ventured into the world of acting and was cast in famous series, Euphoria. He later played a leading role in the Black Mafia Family. The show is based on his own family.
Demetrius Flenory Jr. Plays his father in Black Mafia Family
Black Mafia Family is inspired by the true story of two brothers. They rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and went on to become one of the most influential crime families in America.
It is said that Big Meech had charismatic leadership. Furthermore, his brother’s business acumen and fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the Hip Hop world render the brothers iconic on a global level. The two brothers defined unwavering belief in family loyalty and carried out their business practices. The story of this series talks about kinship, love, and capitalism while they pursue their dream of ruling all over America.
The series, Black Mafia Family, is the project of 50 Cent, and Demetrius Flenory Jr. agreed to appear in the same. As a cause of his dad’s lobotomized rights and freedom as a convict, his absence mapped out a vacuum in the film production. When 50 Cent realized that Demetrius did not share the semblance with Big Meech to portray the character, he found a way out.
He enrolled Demetrius in acting class to make him prepare for the role. Demetrius even pointed out that the whole exercise at the acting class was tiring and depriving. He took these intense acting sessions five times a week and two times a day for two consecutive years.
“Any son would love to play their father, but it’s all about if you can do it or not, not about what you want to do”, he talked in an interview about his attitude towards playing his dad. The actor went further and said,
“Talking to my dad every night and understanding where he was at that point was probably the hardest part. Just putting myself in his shoes and me and Da’Vinchi talking about it and trying to understand where Meech and Terry were at this point and the obstacles they faced and trying it to our real lives for it to be natural and for it to be authentic.”
The crime drama television series premiered on the 26th of September, 2021 on Starz. After its premiere, the series was renewed for its second season. The first season of the series has eight episodes and gives insight into the Black Mafia Family.
Some Little Known Things about Little Meech
He Produced two Episodes of the Series
The actor is too young and has just started his professional career, but he has many feathers in his cap. Not only does he acts well and portrays his father on the show, but he also produces it. Yes, you heard it right. He produced two episodes of the show. Demetrius has production credits for the first and third episodes of the series.
Demetrius Stars in Euphoria
Ahead of the long-awaited season two premiere of Euphoria, HBO added a few new faces to the cast to make it more promising. One of these new faces includes Demetrius. It is also believed that he may be a recurring character on the show. In Euphoria season 2, Demetrius plays Travis and also remains the budding love interest of Maddy, who just had a fresh break-up with Nate.
More Acting Opportunities for Him
Demetrius Jr. seemed to love acting and how! In one of his interviews, the actor reveals that he will consider acting in more shows in the future and would also prepare well for them.
His Net Worth
According to a report, the young actor enjoys a net worth of $8-$10 million owing to his successful music and now acting career. The actor enjoys a luxurious life.
When his Mom Became Emotional
Flenory Jr. revealed that when his mother watched him on the set during the production of the documentary series, it was an emotional experience for her. He stated that her mother could not hold her tears and started crying from the moment they said ‘Action’.
“I started doing my lines. She said I reminded her so much of my dad that she couldn’t even fathom it. It was just so surreal for her because my dad was taken away from me at 6 years old. But I grew his mannerisms, and it was blowing her mind.”
Is the Actor Active on Social Media?
The actor has about 1.7 million followers on Instagram.