Bow Wow is tired of people playing on his career and wants respect on his name. The rapper once had a winning streak of hits but that slowed down as he hopped into other ventures. But Bow Wow is ready to reclaim his thrown while possibly remind his fans just why he’s here.
In recent weeks, the “Shortie Like Mine” rapper has been on the media trail to promote what he claims will be his final studio album. This isn’t the first time the rapper has announced his retirement, as he made similar claims in 2016. Then, in 2020 when a fan Bow, real name Shad Moss, if he still had plans to retire he responded “F**k Yes!”
Bow Wow also revealed potential plans for a joint album with Omarion last year. “Me and O have been recording… might drop it soon not sure,” tweeted. If the project does come to fruition as the rapper states, it would serve as a follow-up to their 2007 collaborative album Face Off.
Me and O have been recording… might drop it soon not sure. I gotta callem today. https://t.co/HPs0lRl331— Bow Wow (@smoss) May 18, 2020
While there is no release date for his alleged final opus, the rapper has also recently revealed his plans following his retirement from music. Bow Wow took to Twitter to announce that he would like to fulfill another one of his long-time goals: joining the WWE as a wrestler.
“Now i know this might sound crazy,” he began, “BUT… after i drop my last album. I will focus on tv and film. And joining the [WWE] its been a life long childhood dream to wrestle in the WWE!!!!” he tweeted.
Now i know this might sound crazy… BUT… after i drop my last album. I will focus on tv and film. And joining the @WWE its been a life long childhood dream to wrestle in the WWE!!!!— Bow Wow (@smoss) February 8, 2021
While fans of the rapper await his next album, they have been hoping that he would hop in and take them back down memory lane in a Verzuz battle with a fitting contender. Although many felt as though Romeo would be an obvious opponent, some fans felt as though he should go up against Fabolous or Ja Rule. However, Bow Wow didn’t seem to care to be a part.
Another fan suggested that he go up against rapper Soulja Boy. Bow Wow further tweeted that everyone’s suggestion was a “Waste of time. [I’m] not doing verzuz,” he said, adding, “[There’s] no one for me to match up with.” The rapper continued to share tweets that he felt no need to be a part of the event.
Things began to heat up a bit when Verzuz co-creator Timbaland stepped in to The Shade Room with a some palm trees to attempt to block Bow Wow’s shine. “He mite not have 20 n the bag,” said the super producer in the comment section.
Later, Bow Wow responded to Timbaland’s comments on social media. “Yo! @Timbaland said I might not have 20 songs to do a verzuz… I LAUGHED,” he said. He wasn’t done there, directly responding to Timbaland: “[Timbaland] you been drinking too much ciroc…. 20,” the rapper questioned. “Timbo you betta stop playing w/ me. I can give you 10 before I hit my 3rd album. The Bow Wow era was nothing to play w/ Ima let the people tell you about me tho”
Bow Wow claps back at Timbaland after the legendary producer says he might not have enough hits for a Verzuz battle pic.twitter.com/IGug33ndaX— SOHH (@sohh) July 28, 2020
Following Bow’s comments and hearing the fans, Timbaland offered another attempt at getting the rapper on the platform. “[Bow Wow] ok let’s celebrate this for the culture @verzuztv let’s talk young king !!!” he said.