Bow Wow Talks Baby Mama, Daddy Issues & Life Lessons
LOSE SOME WIN SOME
This interview was conducted previously, for the June/July 2012 issue of VIBE
People tell me they’ve never flown in a G4. But I’ve never experienced what you experienced either. I’ve never been to a prom. I was born with no money. So when people talk about Bow Wow being rich his whole life, I don’t know where they get that.
I don’t want him to take this the wrong way, but Jermaine Dupri is not the person to go to for advice. I’ve tried it and you won’t get nowhere with it. He’ll give you like five words.
It’s sad that my daughter will get attention because of her daddy. I’m already watching her run around the house and pick up microphones. It’s scary. I put out the news about her birth [through an open letter] because I didn’t want anybody in my business. I got tired of the press publishing fake baby pictures.
My father is a disappointment. It’s not a hateful thing. He tried to do some sneaky thing by putting a video on WorldStarHipHop of my sisters talking about [my relationship with him]. That’s why I don’t rock with him. I don’t consider that family. Family doesn’t put family on blast or lie.
Guys like Todd Bridges never overcame being a child star. You can’t have any big failures. I’ve always felt regular. I played organized ball at the rec league. At 13, they told me I sold 3 million copies. I didn’t know what that meant.