Who is Perrion
With a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit that matches her generous heart, Perrion Roberts is a proud Native American and Black business owner, author, activist, speaker and a beloved member of her hometown community in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to her work as the owner of Perri Auto Sales, LLC, Roberts is an active member of the NAACP and United Way, as well as helps spearhead the Minority-At-Large program for the Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama.
As the only minority woman in the United States to be the sole owner of a certified used automotive dealership, Roberts aims to inspire others through her multifaceted experiences, including openly sharing deeply personal details of her life as someone who has been through the prison system and worked tirelessly to come out on top. This year, Roberts will tell her story in the form of an official autobiography, as well as will be making her on-screen debut as part of BET's American Gangster: Trap Queens docuseries. Set to air exclusively through BET+ on January 14, the unscripted series—narrated by hip-hop icon Lil' Kim—chronicles the experiences of Roberts and other women who have lived similar lives.
After making a name for herself as the original Queen of the South and amassing great wealth through the illicit drug trade, Roberts was arrested and sentenced to 21 years in prison in 2004. After being incarcerated for two years, Roberts made parole in 2006 and, years later, would be granted a full pardon by the state of Alabama in 2014. Throughout the past 15 years, Roberts has dedicated her time to advocating for prison reform, fighting against felony disenfranchisement, mentoring the youth and, of course, expanding her business empire.
IN THE PRESS
FORMER ALABAMA QUEEN PIN TURNED ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR
PERRION ROBERTS SET TO APPEAR ON
BET’S HIT SERIES AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS
AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS SEASON 2 STREAMS THURSDAY, JANUARY 14TH ON THE BET + APP
(January 8, 2021 – New York, NY) – Rising from her ashes, Perrion Roberts was one of Huntsville, Alabama’s most notorious queen pins-- “the original queen of the south”. After serving time in prison and having turned her life around, Roberts gets to tell her side of the story during an electric episode of BET’s hit series, American Gangster: Trap Queens. Viewers get a first hand look into the world of some of the most infamous female gangsters in the country. American Gangster: Trap Queens gives these women the platform to share their stories in the revealing crime genre. Narrated by rap royalty, Lil Kim, the second season streams exclusively on the BET + app, beginning on Thursday, January 14, 2021.