Southern rapper Slim Thug has offered some words of wisdom to Bow Wow just weeks after the Cash Money Records artist took a hiatus from Twitter and talked about regretting his hip-hop career.
Taking a tough approach, Slim said Bow Wow should appreciate and respect the history he has made within the music industry over the past decade.
“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 having made a career in hip-hop.
“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)
Bow’s tweets caught the attention of artists like Joe Budden and Soulja Boy Tell Em who shared their concern.
“are you ok dude @bowwow or you trying to reach a million followers?,” Soulja tweeted after Bow Wow’s messages.
“its gone be ok @BowWow NOTHING is worth killing yourself over brother. Let God handle it” (Soulja Boy’s Twitter)
In an interview prior to the tweets, Bow Wow talked about his upcoming 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 some recent Bow Wow footage below: