Romeo Says He And Bow Wow “Should’ve Worked Together” During Their Rap Careers
When both of these then-adolescent rappers made it to the height of their careers in the new millennium, Lil Bow Wow and Lil Romeo were pitted as adversaries in the music industry.
Over the years, the pair have put that chatter behind them which has left Romeo remorseful in not getting a chance to actually work with the CSI: Cyber actor.
In an extensive Instagram post, Romeo recalled that he and Bow Wow, born Shad Moss, should’ve collaborated from the studio to Hollywood. “The funny thing is, I never looked at Bow as competition. The world made it that way,” he said.
The former USC student said that Moss also served as a “big lil bro” to him, stating that at the time of their reported strain, he was 11 and Moss was 14. “Although we had different views, he inspired me as a kid,” he said. “Sadly this generation only cares about now, and oddly laughs at history.”
This post arrives a few weeks after Moss announced his retirement from the music game. The news came with mixed reactions from spectators, but for Romeo, he’s happy that Moss is still around to celebrate his accolades.
“My pops always taught me to give people their roses while they could still smell them,” he writes. “Just some facts about the Lil Romeo x Lil Bow Wow saga for the fans.”
Dear young Superstar, as kids we should’ve worked together, we should’ve toured together, we should’ve made movies together. The funny thing is, I never looked at Bow as competition. The world made it that way. When he was 14 I was only 11. From them late nights of us and @chrisbrownofficial hooping at UCLA (Fyi I bust everybody ass ha), to my teen dance parties, he was there. What the WORLD doesn’t know is that … Once upon a time, Bow was like my big lil bro. Although we had different views, he inspired me as a kid. Sadly this generation only cares about now, and oddly laughs at history. My pops always taught me to give people their roses while they could still smell them. Just some facts about the Lil Romeo x Lil Bow Wow saga for the fans. #tbt #wordswithrome