Master P. has come
forward to discuss the brewing rivalry between his son Lil’ Romeo and Bow Wow.
The two rappers
have traded veiled disses in rhymes, but the feud reached it’s peak when the
two rappers crossed paths backstage at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice
Award show, on April 1st.
According to Master
P., accounts of their run in have been exaggerated.
have nothing against Bow Wow. His bodyguard used to work for me so I was hollerin’
at him. Romeo wanted to holla at Bow Wow, but he [Bow Wow] didn’t want
to talk," Master P. told AllHipHop.com. "He ran in his trailer. Bow
Wow better be lucky he got a good person with him, which is his bodyguard, because
Romeo wanted to go in the trailer."
beef between the young stars started when Bow Wow allegedly dissed Lil’ Romeo
on the track, “Fresh Azimiz,” in which Bow Wow states he’s “18
and making more than your dad.”
The line didn’t
sit well with Lil’ Romeo, who stars in his own hit Nickelodeon television show
just think Bow Wow done sold a couple records and got real cocky, and forgot
where he came from,” Master P said. "He [Bow Wow] done dissed almost
everybody in the industry. How you gonna diss Will Smith? Then he came back
and dissed Ronald Isley, Omarion, and now he’s taking shots at Rome. Bow
Wow is older now. When you diss someone, you have to be accountable. To us,
when you’re 12 years old you’re a man in the hood. So I just think
right now [Bow Wow] gotta stop getting beside himself and realize that it’s
real out here."
Lil’ Romeo released
Can’t Shine Like Me," taken from his upcoming album, God’s Gift. The
album is being released on Guttar Music, a new label headed by the rapper.
While "U Can’t
Shine Like Me" doesn’t mention Bow Wow by name, Master P. said "if
the shoe fits, where it."
just talkin’ about how he’s livin’ and that’s how he’s livin’.
He’s representing New Orleans; he’s representin’ the streets.
He’s a hood star. Hopefully this record and the album that Romeo got will
put [Bow Wow] in his place.”
Master P. offered
to end the beef between the two rapper’s with a Pay-Per-View boxing match, in
which all proceeds would be donated to charity.
"If you wanna
get in the ring and squash it, put some boxing gloves on and we can set up a
fight," Master P. said. "Put the gloves on, that’s how we did it every
time we had a problem."
Lil’ Romeo’s new
album God’s Gift is slated to hit stores before the end of 2006. For
more information log on to http://www.guttarmusic.com.