(AllHipHop News) For the last few years, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss has repeatedly been the subject of the Internet’s ridicule.
The 30-year-old rapper/actor admitted his longtime mentor Jermaine Dupri expressed concern about the public backlash.
However, Bow saw the opportunity to flip the mockery into publicity.
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-ck 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. But I guess I’m just gonna hop on [Jermaine Dupri’s] jet and call it a day.
Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta is scheduled to premiere May 25 on WEtv.
The show also stars Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter, Jermaine Dupri’s daughter Shaniah Mauldin, DJ Hurricane’s daughter Ayana Fite, Waka Flocka’s brother Brandon Barnes as well as T.I. and Tiny’s daughter Zonnique Pullins.