Bow Wow was getting dragged something seriously last week after he fronted hard like he was getting on a private jet to NY before getting caught slippin’ in a coach seat.
At the premier of reality show Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, Bow Wow addressed the situation when Sway Calloway asked him about the now infamous IG post and the #BowWowChallenge that ensued.
“There’s a method to my madness. Be cool. Be calm, I never actually said I was on the plane,” Bow explained.
He added, “Once America got a hold of it I said, OK. I said, damn we got a show coming. This is probably gonna be the newest hot show on WE tv. F%@k it, I’m runnin’ with it. We gonna ride this wave, we gonna spin this thing around. And for me and my homies, we joke all the time. Like, we be at the studio, we be at the bar, and it’s no cut. What I mean by that is there’s no holds barred when we crack jokes. So for me, I think what a lot of people don’t understand is, by me being in the game since five (years old), I’m pretty much bulletproof to it all. I’ve heard it all. I’ve heard the naysayers…so for me it’s like just kick back and be like ‘OK world, pay attention to me.’ It’s the right time. We got May 25th right around the corner. That’s called P.R. Let’s go ahead and ride this thing out. That’s just how I am. I’m a high-spirited person. I never really get down. If I get outta line sometimes, and they wanna go in (on me), I let ‘em go in. I laugh at it. We kick back, we smoke, we chill. Sometimes we need that laughter. Laughter—that’s happiness, you know what I’m sayin’? So for me, I never trip. AND I never said I was on that plane.”
Good to see that Bow developed a thick skin through the years he’s been in the game. Really does say a lot about his character.
Check out flicks of the premier below and peep Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta when it premieres May 25 at 10pm on WE Tv.
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