News: Bow Wow Reveals Depression W/ Alarming Twitter Message, "I'm Down More Than I Am Happy"
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 10:10AM
Bow Wow, who recently parted ways with Columbia Records, published a Twitter message last night wherein he spoke on his "boredom" with life and how he's in a "dark place."
While he didn't specify his location, Bow Wow explained why he has been feeling depressed as of lately.
"Man I be gettn bored wit life," he wrote Tuesday (July 7) night. "I wish I neva did and seen err thang so soon. I have nuffn to look forward 2. I'm down more than I am happy...in a dark place! goodbye." (Bow Wow's Twitter)
Friend and collaborator Soulja Boy recently spoke on his issues with the music industry and success.
"At 18 years, having grown up in the Mississippi Delta, I never thought my life would take me to where I am now," he wrote in a blog posting. "All I thought I loved was music. I would die for that motherf*ckin music. But, once I got a record deal and all these people around me trying to tell me who to be, what to do and how to do it, I realized that I wasn't making music any more for the love. I got into this weird place where I began making music for the money...I thought money was gonna bring me happiness. And that is the farthest thing from the truth. Money f*cks you up...I know I might sound crazy, because a lot of you who are reading are probably like, I wish I had this ni**a's money. But, the truth is that money got me twisted. All I want to do is go back to making music for the love of it." (Global Grind)
Bow Wow recently made headlines after requesting to be released from him contract at Columbia via a public video last month.
"I'm going to talk directly into the camera because I know people are probably in the office getting calls saying Bow Wow was on here talking about he wants off Columbia Records," he said in a video. "Everybody in the office at Columbia Records, do me a favor. My fans, they see it. They recognize it. They see you guys ain't working as hard as you guys used to work back in 2000. It's a big difference, they see it...Can you please grant me this one wish? Columbia, can you please grant me this wish and let me go? That's all I'm asking, please let me go. Please, please, please, please, please, please. Thank y'all, I'm out." (Justin TV)
He also initially announced his retirement from rap earlier this year.
"This is my last album because for me, there's no more that needs to be done on the music side, I've done everything," Bow explained. "And the scary thing is I'm 22 years-old and I'm young. I'm still a baby, so it's kinda like on the music side, I've been doing it since five. That's 17 years of non-stop music, music, music. There's nothing more to accomplish that I haven't seen yet...I feel like now it's time to endure a new challenge...Close the chapter on the Bow Wow legacy...As far as albums, I'm good. Seven albums at 22, that's crazy." (Real Talk NY)