Is it just us, or does Bow Wow make more headlines these days for what he does away from the studio than what he actually does in it? Over the course of the last few years, it feels like the Cash Money rapper has kept his name in the news frequently, despite the fact that he hasn't released an album since 2009's New Jack City II. So, what gives? Are people really that interested in his life away from music—or has he just mastered the art of the publicity stunt?
We'd argue that it's a little bit of both. Most recently, Bow Wow shot to the top of the "Trending Topics" list on Twitter after his account was reportedly hacked and held for ransom for $10,000 by a rapper looking for some publicity of his own (maybe this is karma catching up with Bow Wow?). The hacker uploaded a picture of a man who looked an awful lot like Bow Wow laying in bed next to another man with the tweet, "Me & my dude resting like champs." And, it immediately had thousands of people on Twitter questioning whether or not Bow Wow had staged the whole thing in order to get some extra attention.
In that situation, we're willing to give Bow Wow the benefit of the doubt. All indications are that the man in the photo just looked like Bow Wow and that the "hacker" story was legit. But, you'll have to excuse us for being a little bit skeptical about the whole thing, because Bow Wow has used publicity stunts in the past to drum up interest in himself. And, to prove it, we put together a list of The 10 Strangest Publicity Stunts of Bow Wow's Career. These are just some of the things he's done over the years to make headlines.