"Drank In My Cup" Freestyle
(Explicit Music Video)
But I've always felt sorry for him, because he received such major success as a young boy, that how do you top that as an adult? People want to type cast you and keep your skillz in the past, so your money and fans don't last. No one wants to see you grow up and do you, they just want to see you fail. I'm glad he got picked up by "Young Money", but I just hope he finds his voice and his sound and not try to emulate "Drake" or "Big Sean".
What I didn't know until my niece, Atara, told me that with all the money and fame that "Bow Wow" tried to take himself out the game.
In July of 2011, "Bow Wow" who announced he was the father to his daughter named, Shai, on an open letter via his website. In the letter "Bow Wow" kept it amazingly real and revealed that he had thoughts of suicide and was afraid of what his fans may think of him having a child.
With his secret thoughts out in public, "Bow Wow" sat down with Russell Simmons and opened up about his suicidal thoughts.
“The suicide thoughts just really came because I think earlier I was exposed to so much Uncle Russ to the point to where I kinda felt like it ruined my adulthood. When I was younger I wish I listened to everybody that was older telling me “don’t do that just yet you should wait” or “don’t go to the club yet you should really wait until your 21 or you got nothing to look forward to.” So that’s what happened, for me being around Jermaine and everybody so young I was around EVERYTHING. So by the time I got 18, I was really 26 (laughs) and I didn’t wanna go to the club no more. When I got 20, I was like “Ok now I’m ready to get married.” Now I feel like I’m 40! So the older I got, I just noticed [I was different than] my friends…I was like “I can’t really hang with y’all” because they’d go to the club and I’ve done all that when I was 14. So it made me realize like “what am I here for? What am I living to do?
I just got so stressed out because I felt like I did everything too fast and it didn’t leave me with nothing to look forward to. Now that I have my daughter I don’t even have those thoughts no more. Because now it’s like I got something to live for, I got more movies to go get, more records to go make because I gotta go hard for her now. So now I do have a purpose. So it took for me to have a dark period and pray to God that it’s all gone and now it’s a whole other ballgame. I’m just focused and it’s just me coming out being clean about my situation. It’s just a whole new outlook on life! It’s dope!"
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