Bow Wow Thinks Empire Stereotypes Black Actors?
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Interesting. While everyone else in Black Hollywood is trying to get a piece of the Empire pie. Bow Wow is trying to stay away. Bow Wow now has Roll Bounce, Like Mike, Lottery Ticket, and Madea’s Big Happy Family, and his role on CSI under his belt. The rapper- actor says he wouldn’t take a job on Empire because it stereotypes Black actors. He expressed his feeling in an interview with Global 14 about racial diversity as it relates to his role on the CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber.
“When we were still filming Cyber episodes, Empire‘s first episode premiered. Fans were saying, ‘Man, you should have been on the show.’ But we all don’t rap or play basketball,” he said. “We can do so many things. There are young African-Americans who are intelligent enough to work at the FBI. That’s what’s so bright. Hopefully, I can help start a new wave of young black actors who don’t want to stereotype themselves.”
What are your thoughts?