Fame Gets the Best of Bow Wow

Bow Wow

Soulja Boy isn’t the only one feeling down and out. Bow Wow is also expressing the downside of being young and famous.

“Man I be gettn bored wit life. I wish I neva did and seen err thang so soon,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “I have nuffn to look forward 2. I’m down more than I am happy.”

He followed up with a somber message. “In a dark place! Goodbye.”

Bow Wow said in April that he is retiring from music after his latest album New Jack City II underperformed commercially. He is focusing on his film career and business ventures.

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37 Comments

  1. carl

    Suicide attempt?

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  2. WiiRoc

    That’s because these young peeople and new jack celebrities in general don’t understand the reward & pleasure you get from giving more than you recieve! Being brought up in the “Bling” geberation, they have it all ass backwards! Sad Sad Sad!

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    nte Reply:

    @WiiRoc, nice one. i agree wit u

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  3. LOL

    he is such a TART!!!

    GROW SUM BALLS man!!!

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  4. Mark

    Fame and Bow Wow does not go with each other.

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  5. Kyle

    I agree with WiiRoc, he was really young when he got famous so this was bound to happen.

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  6. king

    life in general will make u feel that way, jus not being a celebrity..

    him goin thru ups n downs n emotions only leaves room for a created testimony..

    i hope buddy stick 2 what matters n life than what everyone else does when they feel tha same..

    @LOL, u madd ignorant son..
    i love how u care bout bow so much that u would go out of your way 2 show how ignorant u r

    …GOD BLESS ALL HIS BELEIVERS..

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  7. BP86

    Although it’s okay to be down and sad sometimes, I would consider it a PRIVILEGE to be bored with life and to have seen and experienced the world so soon. I’d gladly switch places with him, opportunity-wise.

    If he’s bored he needs to take his ass over to Ethiopia and start handing out some water. lol

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  8. KING

    It happens cheer up Bow and drop another album bow im sure you would go #1 this time

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  9. CEO

    this foos wack!
    who is he?
    he shud die
    seriosusly

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  10. KS

    Those are growing pains. At this age (him 22) you’re out of college or still struggling through like “what is this for?” You can’t get a job in your field …stepping into adulthood. You have a job , but you’re bored…same clubs playing the same music, same friends with their same drama. He just feels stuck and happens to be in the business. He should open a restaurant or live in another country for a year. There is life outside of vistiing places, buying homes, dating gorgeous girls…he’ll see.

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    nte Reply:

    @KS, nice one

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  11. cs181

    He does have something to look forward to:
    ENGLISH CLASS 101

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  12. Cece

    Shad, I was diagnoised with depression too when I was eleven years old. Three years later I was treated. I know what it’s like to not feel happy about life. I’ve once tried to kill myself,but then I realized I have everything to live for.
    Depression hurts, but it can also hurt your family and friends. What ever your father did, it’s not you fault. Dad did what did because of himself. You have everything to live for and look forward 2. Look forward to a family, sons and daughters, grandkids. Look forward to the movies your going to make, fans that you have never met u, and look forward to finding real, honest, and true love.

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    nte Reply:

    @Cece, wow u smart

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  13. huh

    He will talking bout fucking hoes and money and swagg in a week tops
    But if he did die no 1 would really care

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  14. An0thrDream

    He needs Jesus

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    nte Reply:

    @An0thrDream, tru that

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  15. dc

    @ BP86: totally agree.

    He’s bored now but it shouldn’t take him too long to find other areas of his life that are still unfulfilled. If he can’t figure it out, then that’s a shame and a waste of all the money and (limited?) influence he has.

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  16. MACH

    yes! I agree with @ WiiRoc — Singers/Actors/Rappers have to REAAALLLYYY love their craft and doin it for the fans because popularity comes and goes. And so does that big money. They gotta make some crucial marketing decisions early on and start saving. Like someone said, he should explore other options like endorsements, dancing with the stars or something.

    I think he does have an acting career ahead of him as well. He should use the fact that he IS established and step out of his comfort zone.

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  17. LOL

    Okay fweel bad in saying grow sum balls, okay bow wow come spend the summer in London yaa can chill at my house and we can go cinema and rap to each other lol no homo, anyways just do good stuff and everything will be okay… Pow Pow Pow listen to is and ermm

    Kiss the game goodbye xxx

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  18. sexiikiim09

    oh well bow wow

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  19. sexiikiim09

    oh well bow wow

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  20. let's be real

    Bow Wow does maintain a braggart image that is not unreal but exaggerated. It’s the essence of hip hop to tak about “being the best” and his closest male role model is Jermaine Dupri who is very much flossy. Bow Wow brags and puts on a cocky front because he think it’s funny. His humor is the annoying type that I first noticed years ago on tv. He had a special on mtv or bet after his first album and we was 14 acting 9 running around as his mother said “he likes to annoy adults, he likes to get on your nerves then he’ll crack up”. That’s something he stuck with. I’ve met him several times and he is very loving his his fans who he refers to as “family” saying “fans sounds distant like back away from me, I want you closer”. I’ve met rude celebrities and he is just not that. Even in the industry he’s cool with all the celebs from Snoop to Fabolous to Fat Joe. If we was really an ass he would’ve been “taken out ” the game years ago like Ja Rule, or became rap’s pariah like Yung Berg. He means what he says and maybe SB ’s tweets encouraged him to be open, but it is not a lie.
    Not to stretch but you guys have to remember Michael Jackson. Obviously MJ’s talent surpasses Bow Wow, it surpassed anyone. But I’ve read enough on artists including Bow Wow to know his backstory. He was on Arsenio Hall when he was about 6 then he was on tour with DEATH ROW RECORDS. His mom had 2 jobs in Ohio. Then By 13 he made his first album, sold 3 milllion and was it. He had movies, he opened the Grammy’s with Madonna, he met everyone. His dreams got fulfilled early. 10 million albums later, headlining his own tours, movies with Oscar nominees, a role on an Emmy winning HBO series. He had dreams as a kid, but they’re already done. When I was 11 I dreamed of college and I’m here and feel that same sense of stuckness. Bow Wow is not only rich and succesfull but often slammed from blogs to messageboards. They say he’s wack, he’s a punk, he was raped as a kid (never proven true, why would WE know but WE never heard this so called limo driver being arrested..and who really rides limos? And if he was would child rape be funny? Ever? Even if you disliked the attitude he projected?) No matter what he does he’s always seen as that little kid who at 16, yeah he did think he was it..what high school boy with a lot of attention didn’t. MJ was always kind and the world ate him up. Bow wow puts on this expected rapper act, but inside he’s stil sensitive to certain things. 106 and Park crying when Michael Jackson passed and he cried, in part because he couldn’t reach “JD and Miss Janet” he was live on ustream learning the news and he felt it. Behind his “act” his emtions ARE real. Did some of yall realize what MJ’s loss means to someone stilted in their industry life. As a “son” to JD, he knows Janet. He’s feeling that loss in a diff way and at the same time realizing that MJ did a bunch of great things, and he died before his children beccame teenagers. Soulja Boy has ranted before about the media calling him a buffoon. Bow Wow is saying he’s bored with LIFE. Not saying he is sucidial, but you can’t rule it out. I’ve known people who made attempts and even though it felt ” you want to die for THAT??? ” That doesn’t change how THEY feel about whatever it is. So even if Bow Wow’s reason isn’t something we call all sympathize with it’s reason enough for HIM.
    No he hasn’t saved a life, or built a shelter and he should but who’s teaching him to think like that and aspire to that. His father is still a drunk, his mom is living the life materialistcally and his father figure Jermaine Dupri has never gave millions to charity (although Bow Wow does support charities) What makes sense to you is because of the shoes you’ve walked in.
    Bow Wow is a nice guy, and before you do judge him realize his loneliness , and overwhelmed feelings are real sometimes. Dismissing them is part of the problem. Addiction is hereditary and the fact that his father has abused alcohol all of Bow Wow’s life is actualy a reason for concern. He probably expressed his addictive behavior in spending but he is bored with THAT so what next..drinking, weed..something more.. it’s actually serious to me.
    To say it’s a SB copy again is weird. Bow Wow released like 4 albums all platinum or multi, except one was gold. Soulja Boy gets more press then Bow nowadays but not more sales. Why would you try to be “less then” you are?
    Some of you think MJ should inspire, but it can also scare you. Look where MJ is and how twice he was driven to pills (he was treated for addiction before ). IT makes you scared to succeed. Like I said….all his efforts and he died in debt before his kids were even teenagers…. humanizes him a lot. Actually reminds me of a Bow Wow song line from an album of his I did like … “whether you’re urbanite or suburbanite…it doesn’t matter a lot happens in suburban life, cuz dead is dead whether in your room or a curb at night. ” Sammy Davis JR was world renknowned and he died like a New York City bum…not even wealthy enough to be buried.

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    nte Reply:

    @let’s be real, wow that was long but i read it all. nice

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  21. Kesha

    First of All, this is a perfect example of what happened with Brandy, Monica, Britney, all these artist come out young, then people dont take them serious as adults because all you see is the kid in them.

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  22. Yupp

    He puts on all the time
    He a sissy and his closet life is tearing him up inside
    Thats why he wants to die

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  23. kingOPULENCE

    “Sammy Davis JR was world renknowned and he died like a New York City bum…not even wealthy enough to be buried.”?????????????

    let’s research before we speak off the top of our heads!

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  24. GULLY

    SOUNDS LIKE A SPOILED RICH KID….HE SHOULD DO SOEM VOLUNTEER WORK AND DONATE SUM SHIT

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  25. bijan

    spoiled….
    Good now that Soulja boy and Bow wow are gone who next? There have got to be more shitty rappers out there.

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  26. KillYourself

    I bet he’s only acting like this to get attention because of the whole soulja boy thing. If he wants excitement he could skydive with no parachute. It never gets boring

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  27. Candiegal

    I always personally thought BOW WOW was actually a very good actor, he should have continued with that I enjoyed his movie Like Mike.

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  28. Dereece

    What’s this is one of your fans. I dont want you to retire because you just like micheal jackson to me and its hard seeing the one you love come to an ending point. Irealy want to know can you be my friend on myspace, love r33c!3 cup.

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  29. Honneyy

    hahaha…he should go to school man..then if he has totally nu’in to do afterwards he should be like Mase and search for Jesus!!!
    Honestly mann!!
    and @ lets be real that was some real shit you got up there AMEN!!!

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  30. Lala

    well there’s more things in life to discover. He just have to go out and get into something new.Its toooo many things in life to just not think there is nothing else to do or see. Just look outside the box Bow!

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  31. susie Q

    i agree lala, bow needs to get on his knees and pray and ask god to help him find his way out of the darknest.he needs to put things into prosective, he can learn from eminem situation he came out of a depression and he is pressin on.

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