THINGS THEY SAY: BOW WOW ON JDTweet
In a recent interview with XXLMag, Bow Wow discusses his new duet album with BFF Omarion entitled Face Off. This marks Bow Wow’s first album without the help of Jermaine Dupri. Bow Wow explains his present relationship with Jermaine and why he’s trying to prove to the world that he doesn’t need Jermaine to sell records. Here’s what he had to say.
“The relationship with me and JD is kind of crazy [laughs]. I haven’t seen Jermaine in like two months. Last time I actually spoke to Jermaine was the first time in a long time. It’s just different with me and him right now. I’m in my own world right now. I’m tired of people always wanting to do things for me. I have a passion for music. I love what I do. It’s kind of hard to be at a distance and you can’t really touch it. My whole entire career with Jermaine, he’s always laid out everything and never really made me work for mine. Everything really came easy and I’m at a point in my career now that I’m not just willing to take that. I’m ready to work for mine. I’m ready to write records and if niggas walk in the studio and be like, “That’s wack, scratch it, re-do it,” all it’s gonna do is push me harder. We really not even on talking terms; I don’t really talk to him, he don’t talk to me. I just had a real deep conversation with Snoop last night. We was talking about personal things. He gave me a lot of advice, telling me what I should do. As of right now, that’s my big brother. Me and Snoop talk everyday. As far as Jermaine is concerned, I have no affiliation with So So Def and no affiliation with him. That’s just what it is. It’s nothing negative towards him. I just wanted to branch off and do my own thing. I’m a grown man now. I’ve learned all I can learn from him. I don’t take nothing away from him. I even got the afro man on my arm because I know without dude, I wouldn’t even be where I’m at right now. I probably wouldn’t be talking to you. That’s how I look at it. When I see him, it’s funny, but that’s life.
Looks like Bow Wow is trying to man-up and control his career under his terms. Dats What’s up!