News: "I Guess I'll Get [Peace] When I'm Dead," Says Bow Wow [Video]
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 2:35PM
Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has broken his silence on controversial Twitter messages he posted last month hinting at the young star possibly attempting suicide.
Denying having contemplated taking his life, Bow Wow admitted to believing he would never achieve mental clarity while living.
"All I know is the business, I ain't had time to go play football or none of the regular stuff," Bow Wow said to radio personality Angie Ange. "So at times, it haunts you. It do because of course you're gonna be unbalanced. How can you have balance in life when you haven't seen the other side? I'm unbalanced because I've only seen one side of life. I ain't seen the other side. It's not by choice, it's just how it is. Some days I wake up and I do just want to fit in sometimes -- I didn't really mean it like, 'Yo, I'm gonna kill myself,' it's like, when will I get peace? I guess I'll only get it when I'm dead. So that's how I meant [it], I didn't mean it like, 'Yo, I'm about to kill myself right now.'" (KYSDC)
A few weeks ago, Slim Thug questioned Bow Wow's hip-hop regrets.
"I'm nowhere near Lil Wayne or T.I. with success, but I feel so blessed and successful to be where I'm at," Slim said in an interview. "So I never felt like I wish I was dead. Bow Wow is trippin' and he need to shake whatever that is off and understand he blessed. He got a lot of success. At the end of the day this n*gga made hits and he got songs I like. He need to be proud of whatever the f*ck he did and shake that sh*t and don't ever say no sh*t like that again. For real that's real sh*t right there." (XXL Mag)
In early November, Bow Wow revealed his internal feelings about his career.
"I swear i be wishing i was dead sometimes. Because i feel like that's the only way ill get peace.," Bow tweeted Saturday (November 6).
"People don't know me man. Yall don't ... start looking at Shad. Not Bow wow. F*ck Bow. I go through sh*t daily. I'm Just like yall"
"I sacrificed my life for this Hip Hop sh*t. I put my "REAL" life on hold. If i could do it over.... I wudda went to school. Got me a reg job." (Bow Wow's Twitter)
In an interview prior to the infamous tweets, Bow Wow discussed his upcoming, currently untitled Cash Money Records debut being a controversial LP.
"This album will be my most personal and probably most controversial because of the title," Bow said in an interview. "Some might hate on it, but it's true. It's going to make people understand why I'm feeling like that. I haven't announced the title, but I pretty much have it confirmed in my head...There's a certain perception of me. But I'm ready to open up and give the world all of me. I had to sacrifice acting up an image that I never wanted in the first place, and I did it because it was the only situation that was going to put my mother in the right place and take care of my family. But it doesn't feel good doing sh*t that you don't really feel good about. I never felt like I could be me. Now, I'm ready to say if you don't like it, than you don't like me." (VIBE)
Check out Bow Wow's interview below: