Bow Wow has lost control of his Twitter account to a rapper, who is using the account to promote his own mixtape. The issue started yesterday evening, when a 19-year-old hacker from Indiana took over Bow Wow’s account and began sending out messages, in addition to some of Bow’s business dealings. The hacker, who was impressed with the amount of ladies Bow Wow interacts with, then started tweeting out messages promoting a mixtape, “Code of the Streets Vol. 1.” That didn’t sit too well with Bow Wow’s 2 million fans, who dissed the mixtape. “Well you can hate me all you want. YOU PEOPLE are mad because I’m going to make it big. You people are childish. Go Get my mixtape,” the rapper tweeted. At press time, Bow Wow still does not have control over his Twitter account.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco will debut the video for his new single “Bitch Bad” on MTV’s RapFix Live today (August 22). The song “Bad Bitch” is taken from Lupe Fiasco’s upcoming album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. According to Lupe, the track will be sure to “start a conversation.” “Whether right or wrong, some things need to be said in order to start a conversation, that’s all I try to do with my music,” Lupe Fiasco said. Immediately after the premiere of “Bad Bitch,” Sway will sit down and chat with Lupe and a variety of industry heads, about the video’s contents and meaning. Philly rapper Beanie Sigel will also drop by RapFix Live to discuss his new album This Time, in addition to his pending prison sentence for tax evasion. Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. is due in stores September 25.
Rapper 2 Chainz’ debut album Based On A T.R.U. Story debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week. The rapper’s Def Jam debut moved over 147,000 copies during its first week in stores, making it the top album in the country this week. The album bumped the previous #1 holder Now 43, to second place this week. 2 Chainz will continue to promote Based On A T.R.U. Story with the upcoming tour of the same name. The “Based on a T.R.U. Story Tour” will kick off August 30 in Norfolk, Virginia and will feature a number of guest artists, including a surprise artist on the G.O.O.D. Music roster. The tour will wind down September 27 in Austin, Texas.