11.14.18

Bow Wow Dishes About Season 2 Of WEtv's "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta"

In this season of "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta," it’s a clash of the generations, and the OG’s of Hip Hop are ready to dish tough love! Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow), is officially off the market when a new love interest enters the mix, but there’s trouble in paradise when rumors and jealousy overwhelm their budding romance. All this and more takes place in the second season of the entertaining WE tv series.

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>>> ALL RIGHTY, WHAT'S GOING ON. WELCOME TO THE BUILD SERIES LIVE HERE IN NEW YORK CITY. OUR NEXT GUEST HAS BEEN A SUPERSTAR SINCE HE WAS 6 YEARS OLD. A MULTIPLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST, A MOVIE STAR, A ENTREPRENEUR, A MEDIA MOGUL, I'LL SAY THAT, AND YOU CAN CATCH HIM THURSDAYS AT 9:00 P.M. ON WE TV AS A STAR OF "GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATLANTA.” LET'S MAKE IT LOUD IN HERE ON BUILD FOR BOW WOW! [ APPLAUSE ] NOW, BOW WOW IS GETTING OUT HERE IN A SECOND. DON'T WORRY. I WASN'T TEASING YOU GUYS. IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE SHOW YET, IT IS AWESOME. WE HAVE A TEASER FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT AT HOME RIGHT HERE.

>> THIS SEASON ON "GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATLANTA" -- \M JUST ANOTHER OBSTACLE \M

>> OUR HIP-HOP LEGENDS ARE BACK.

>> GET MAD AND THROW TANTRUMS WORSE THAN ME. YOUR NAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN DA BRAT.

>> YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO BECOME AN ARTIST.

>> SOMETIMES MUSIC ROYALTY NEEDS TO LEARN THE HARD WAY.

>> I GOT TO PAY BOARD FOR THE TOUR. I AIN'T SEE BOW NOW.

>> I DIDN'T PUT BOW YET.

>> STOP. WHAT? HAVE YOU TALKED TO BRANDON?

>> I HAVEN'T SPOKE TO HIM. BRANDON IS DOING HIS THING.

>> LOVE CAN CHANGE THE GAME FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE.

>> GOT A GIRL I LOVE.

>> WAIT A MINUTE. YOU LOVE HER?

>> HAVE YOU MET BOW'S GIRLFRIEND?

>> I KNOW SHE WAS AN INSTAGRAM MODEL.

>> WE'RE TWERKING.

>> SHE WANT TO BE FAMOUS.

>> BUT TEMPTATION IS NEVER FAR BEHIND.

>> I THINK YOU GOT ISSUES.

>> THAT'S HOW YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS, YOU'RE GOING TO START CHEATING.

>> WITH FIERY NEWCOMERS BRINGING HEAT TO THE SCENE --

>> ONE OF THE BEST FEMALE EMCEES THAT EVER DID IT.

>> YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF ME NOW, I'M COMING.

>> EVERY TIME I SEE HER, SHE GOT AN ATTITUDE.

>> THE NEXT TIME YOU STAY OUT UNTIL 5:00 IN THE MORNING, IT IS A PROBLEM.

>> IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE EVERYTHING SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL.

>> BOW! [ BLEEP ] [ BLEEP ].

>> A NEW SEASON OF "GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATLANTA" THURSDAY OCTOBER 11th AT 9:00 ON WE TV.

>> ALL RIGHT, PLEASE WELCOME BOW WOW TO THE STAGE!

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. APPRECIATE IT. [ APPLAUSE ]

>> THAT WAS INTENSE.

>> THAT WAS INTENSE MAN. THAT'S QUITE THE NOTE TO KICK OFF ON. YOU KNOW WHAT I RESPECT ABOUT YOU, WE SAW THE CLIP, PROBABLY NOT YOUR PROUDEST HOUR, BUT YOU'RE THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE SHOW, ONE OF THE EPs OF THE SHOW, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO SAY LET'S NOT PUT THAT TO AIR. THE TRANSPARENCY AND THE HONESTY YOU HAVE WITH THE SHOW IS TREMENDOUS.

>> THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO SHOW. THAT WAS THE MAIN REASON FOR ME EVEN DOING IT, THE FACT THAT I WATCHED SO MANY OTHER REALITY SHOWS AND YOU WATCH THEM, IT IS, LIKE, OKAY, YOU ALL SET THIS UP. WHO WAKES UP THAT GLAMMED UP AND, LIKE, 7:00 A.M., IT IS LIKE IT IS SO FAKE, SO SCRIPTED. WITH US, THIS ISN'T SCRIPTED. THAT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN BUT IT HAPPENED. LIKE, AND THAT'S THE DYNAMIC OF "GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATLANTA" IS THE FACT THAT THAT'S HOW I RUN THE SHOW. I WANT IT REAL. HOW CAN IT BE REALITY TV? REAL IS REALITY, HOW CAN IT NOT BE REAL? WE DON'T DO NOTHING SET UP. AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES THIS SHOW SO FUN TO WATCH. THE FACT THAT IT IS REAL. IT IS AUTHENTIC. I THINK THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO WATCH NOWADAYS, THEY WANT REAL. THAT'S WHAT WE GIVE THEM.

>> IS THERE ANYTHING THERAPEUTIC ABOUT IT, MOMENTS LIKE THAT ONE IN THE SHOW? SOMETIMES IT TAKES THE PERSPECTIVE OF ANOTHER FRIEND TO TELL YOU HOW YOU'RE ACTING OR COMING ACROSS. DO YOU GET THAT WHEN YOU WATCH IT BACK?

>> WHEN I WATCH IT BACK, I THINK THIS EPISODE THAT COMES ON TOMORROW, I ACTUALLY LIKE DIVE BACK INTO MOMENTS LIKE WHEN WE WERE SHOOTING, IT IS LIKE, DANG, IT IS LIKE, YOU KNOW, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND IS, LIKE, NOW I'M SINGLE, NO LONGER TOGETHER. I WATCH SOME OF THESE MOMENTS, IT IS LIKE, I WISH I COULD GO BACK AND FIX THAT, MAN, IT IS OVER NOW. IT IS -- YOU KNOW, WE'RE LIVING IN THE NOW. I CAN'T GO BACK IN THE PAST, BUT DEFINITELY THERE IS TIMES THAT I WATCH CERTAIN CLIPS OR SEE CERTAIN SCENES AND IT IS, LIKE, MY GOD, LIKE, HOW DID THEY EDIT THAT, EVEN THOUGH I'M THE EP, THEY DO A GOOD JOB OF CUTTING AND MAKING THINGS, LIKE, APPEAR -- IT IS SO DOPE HOW THEY PUT IT TOGETHER. IT IS A LOT OF -- EVERY WEEK, EVERY THURSDAY, I'M, LIKE, MY GOD, THE PART WHERE THEY PUT THAT IN THERE, IT IS CRAZY.

>> WE TALK ABOUT LIVING IN THE NOW, YOU THINK THAT'S OVER FOR GOOD.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH? WHY ARE YOU SO CONFIDENT ON THAT?

>> I JUST TOLD A FRIEND THIS, I THINK THAT RELATIONSHIPS, YOU KNOW, I'M DIFFERENT. I'M A SAVAGE. AND IN A CRAZY WAY BECAUSE IT IS, LIKE, THERE IS NOT ONE EX THAT I EVER, LIKE, ONCE WE BREAK UP, I LOOK AT IT LIKE WE BROKE UP. I CONTINUE ON MY LIFE AND GET OVER YOU AND KEEP MOVING. I HAVEN'T TALKED TO MY EX IN A MONTH AND A HALF. I HAVEN'T SEEN HER IN A MONTH AND A HALF. I HAVEN'T REACHED OUT TO HER. SHE HASN'T REACHED OUT TO ME. ONCE YOU LEAVE THAT MUCH SPACE IN THE -- LET'S GET BACK TOGETHER TIME, I THINK IT IS OVER. THERE IS NO TELLING WHO SHE'S BEEN WITH. I KNOW IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM, I'M PARTYING EVERY NIGHT. I'M GETTING ALL KIND OF, LIKE, NOTICES ON MY CONDO FROM THE BUILDING ABOUT THE NOISE COMPLAINTS FROM 2:00 A.M. TO 6:00 A.M. SO, YEAH, I DON'T THINK SHE WANT ME BACK. I'VE BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME BEING A SINGLE MAN, YEAH, I HAVE.

>> WELL DOCUMENTED. FOR SURE.

>> VERY MUCH SO.

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK THE MOVE IS. I WANT TO GET YOUR ADVICE WHEN YOU BREAK UP WITH SOMEONE LIKE THIS, TWO PEOPLE IN PUBLIC POSITIONS LIKE YOU ARE, DO YOU GOT TO HIT UNFOLLOW THE NEXT DAY?

>> I THINK IT IS FUNNY, I THINK -- DID WE GET INTO THAT?

>> A LITTLE BIT ON THE SHOW.

>> IT IS TOMORROW'S EPISODE THAT WE TALK ABOUT THAT. BUT I WAS THE PERSON TO DO THE UNFOLLOWING FIRST. I WAS, LIKE, I'M NOT GOING OUT LIKE THAT, I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE HER BLOCK ME OR -- I'M DOING IT FIRST. I DID IT. AND I KNEW -- I KNEW ONCE I DID IT, I KNEW IT WAS JUST GOING TO SEND HER OFF AND IT DID AND, YOU KNOW, HERE COMES THE TWEETING AND HERE COMES THE HER DOING INTERVIEWS ABOUT ME AND I JUST KICK BACK AND JUST LAUGH, LIKE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.

>> WHEN YOU UNFOLLOW HER, BE HONEST HERE, RIGHT, WE GOT SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS IN ATTENDANCE, IS THERE A LITTLE BIT OF YOU DOING THAT FOR THE REACTION, LIKE YOU HOPE SHE DOES INTERVIEWS AND STARTS TALKING ABOUT YOU OR ARE YOU TRYING TO CUT TIES FOR REAL?

>> I'M TRYING TO CUT TIES. ONCE I DON'T FOLLOW YOU, THAT'S IT. I'M NOT GOING TO BLOCK HER. I'M NOT BLOCKED FROM HER. SHE BLOCKED ALL MY BOYS, THOUGH, ALL MY HOMIES ON THE SHOW. BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE POINT OF BLOCKING SOMEBODY, YOU CAN CREATE A GHOST PAGE AND WATCH THE PERSON. I HAVEN'T BEEN ON HER INSTAGRAM, I DON'T LOOK AT IT, IF I'M MOVING FORWARD, I'M MOVING FORWARD. IF I KEEP GOING BACK AND FEELINGS WILL COME BACK, I'M TRYING TO CONTINUE ON MY LIFE, SO I KEEP --

>> QUITE THE DISCIPLINE.

>> NATIONAL TELEVISION.

>> THAT'S ENOUGH, YEAH.

>> FOR REAL. I HEARD YOU SAY RECENTLY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH JERMAINE AT THE TIME AND YOU WERE, LIKE, SOMEBODY LIKE YOU WHO HAS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL FOR SO LONG, YOU CAN GET WHATEVER YOU WANT, MATERIALISTICALLY. BUT REALLY WHAT YOU'RE AFTER, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REALIZE THIS IS TRUE LOVE, LOVE, IT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST THING FOR YOU TO FIND. DO YOU THINK BEING A SELF-ADMITTED SAVAGE, DO YOU THINK THAT'S HURTING YOUR CHANCES OF FINDING TRUE LOVE A LITTLE BIT?

>> I THINK WOMEN LOVE HONESTY, YOU KNOW. AND THE THING ABOUT ME IS I'M HONEST. I TRIED -- I'VE TRIED -- I'VE BEEN ENGAGED TWICE. I HAVE ALMOST 8-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, SHE'S 7, I TRY TO WORK THINGS OUT WITH HER MOTHER. SO IT IS NOT LIKE I HAVEN'T GIVEN IT A CHANCE. MY EX-FIANCEE, HER SON LOVED WITH US, IT IS, LIKE, YOU KNOW, IT IS LIKE NOT COMPARING IT TO -- YOU TRY DIFFERENT FOODS, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE AND YOU STICK TO IT. IT IS NOT FOR ME. THEY'RE EITHER INSECURE OR DON'T UNDERSTAND MY LINE OF BUSINESS WHEN IT COMES TO ENTERTAINING, SEPARATING SHAD FROM BOW WOW, THEY HAVE A HARD TIME DOING IT, AND IT STARTS TO AFFECT MY WORK, IT STARTS TO AFFECT HOW I WORK, HOW I OPERATE, I'M IN THE CLUB, I CAN'T BE SOCIAL AND I'M A SOCIAL PERSON. I'M AN ENTERTAINER. I GOT MY MANAGER SAYING YOU CAN'T SIT IN THE CORNER OF THE CLUB, THEY GAVE YOU $50,000 TO WALK THROUGH, YOU SIT IN THE CORNER AND DRINK A COUPLE OF DRINKS AND GO HOME. WHEN I GET BACK TO ATLANTA, I'M GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE HEAP OF ARGUMENTS AND IT IS, LIKE, I JUST REALIZED I CAN'T DO THAT. IT IS A SACRIFICE. I CHOSE THIS LIFE. I CHOSE TO BE WHO I AM. SO THEREFORE IT IS KIND OF LIKE, YOU KNOW, I GOT TO BE AVAILABLE. NOT JUST SAYING AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN, BUT JUST AVAILABLE FOR MY HUSTLE, BE AVAILABLE FOR MY CAREER. THIS COMES FIRST. AND IF I DO END UP GETTING INTO SOMETHING ELSE, THEY GOT TO UNDERSTAND THAT. THEY GOT TO UNDERSTAND THAT. YOU CANNOT COME IN BETWEEN WHAT I DO. YOU GOT TO EITHER JUMP IN THE CAR, ROLL WITH ME, CAN'T JUMP IN AND TRY TO STOP IT. THIS IS A MOVING TRAIN. WE'LL KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

>> YOU'VE BEEN EXCELLENT, THOUGH, TO THIS DAY ABOUT PUTTING BUSINESS AHEAD OF PERSONAL FEELINGS. YOU'RE MAKING MUSIC WITH YOUR EX IN THIS EPISODE.

>> IT AIN'T EVER GOING TO COME OUT, THOUGH.

>> YOU'RE IN THE STUDIO. IT SOUNDED PRETTY GOOD ON THE EPISODE. BUT EVEN JUST HAVING HER ON THE SHOW. YOU COULD HAVE CUT TIES, COULD HAVE WHATEVER, CHANGED IT UP, THE LINEUP, WHAT HAVE YOU. WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? IS THIS A LESSON SOMEBODY IN THE GAME TAUGHT YOU, IT IS TOUGH TO DO, MAN. NOT TO BE SPITEFUL, JUST STOP A BAG IF YOU WILL.

>> I WAS SPITEFUL WHILE WE WERE SHOOTING, YEAH. THE LAST EPISODE THAT AIRED, SHE DECIDED TO GO TO THE ISLANDS AND, YOU KNOW, I DECIDED TO STAY HOME IN ATLANTA ALL MY BOYS DO THIS CRAZY POOL PARTY AND ALL THIS WILD STUFF. THAT'S THIS EPISODE THAT IS COMING ON TOMORROW. AND IT IS JUST, LIKE, LIKE I SAID FOR ME, I'M JUST REAL. I'M REAL. I CAN BE PETTY. AT THE SAME TIME, WE'RE ALREADY IN THE MOTION OF SHOOTING AND IT IS, LIKE, LET'S KEEP GOING. IT IS WHAT IT IS. I LIVED MY LIFE IN THE OPEN. YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS. I DEFINITELY WANT EVERYTHING TO BE HOW IT WAS. I WANTED TO SHOWCASE EVERYTHING. AND ON TOP OF THAT, PEOPLE ASK ME SO MANY QUESTIONS. IT IS LIKE JUST WATCH THE SHOW. YOU GOT ALL THE ANSWERS RIGHT THERE. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE ANYTHING UNTOUCHED.

>> WELL SAID. I WANT TO ASK YOU, YOU'RE A FASCINATING GUY IN TERMS OF, AGAIN, HOW SUCCESSFUL YOU ARE, YOU REALLY ARE LIKE YOU PUT YOUR HEART OUT THERE IN THE SHOW. YOU'RE HAVING LUNCH WITH JERMAINE'S DAUGHTER AND YOU'RE SAYING, I'M LOOKING ON IG AND SEEING MY EX AT THE TIME OF THE TAPING AND I MISS HER AND I WANT TO REACH OUT BUT YOUR EGO WENT LET YOU. AS A GUY, NOT TO KEEP HARPING HOW SUCCESSFUL YOU ARE, BUT AS A GUY WHO, I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY COULD AFFORD TO PUT HIS EGO ASIDE AND REACH OUT AND BE VULNERABLE, WHY DO YOU THINK, FOR REAL, WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS SO HARD FOR YOU TO BE VULNERABLE?

>> MY EGO. SIMPLE AS THAT. MY EGO. IT IS LIKE I'M NOT ABOUT TO REACH OUT TO YOU. WHAT DID I DO WRONG? I DIDN'T DO NOTHING. SHE'S PROBABLY LIKE I DIDN'T DO WRONG. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. COOL, WE'RE GOING TO SEE WHO HIT WHO FIRST. IF NOBODY HIT NOBODY, THAT'S WHAT IT IS. I'LL RIDE THIS OFF INTO THE SUNLIGHT AND CALL IT A DAY. THAT'S JUST ME. I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME FOR CERTAIN THINGS. IT IS, LIKE, YOU KNOW, AND PRIDE IS IN THE WAY AS WELL. I HAVE A LOT OF PRIDE AND MY EGO IS CRAZY. I THINK THOSE TWO THINGS PLAY A BIG FACTOR INTO WHY I DIDN'T WANT TO REACH OUT. IT IS, LIKE, I'LL WATCH YOU, I'LL SEE YOU, IT IS, LIKE, I WANT TO, BUT ACTUALLY WHEN WE BROKE UP, I'M THE ONE WHO ACTUALLY SENT THE MESSAGE OF -- I SENT THE DOUBLE TAP, I LIKED THE VIDEO, WOMEN LIKE THE DOUBLE TAP, IF YOU DOUBLE TAP, THAT MEANS YOU'RE WATCHING. SHE'S, LIKE, MY GOD, I SAW YOU DOUBLE TAP. I WAS, LIKE, DOING IT TO, LIKE, I WAS TURNING UP. AND I WAS DOING THAT TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. SO I'M SO GLAD THAT I DID. I'M, LIKE, YEAH, I KNEW YOU DID, THAT'S WHY I DID IT, SO, YOU KNOW, YEAH, SO EGO AND PRIDE. BUT I'M A FUN GUY. IF YOU GROW TO LIKE KNOW ME, IF YOU'RE AROUND ME ON THE DAILY BASIS, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT I'M A FUN DUDE. ALL I LIKE TO DO EVERY DAY IF I GET A CHANCE TO IF I'M NOT WORKING, I LOVE TO PARTY. I LOVE TO BE AROUND PEOPLE. I LOVE 50 PEOPLE IN MY CRIB. I LOVE TO TURN UP AND HAVE FUN. THAT'S ME.

>> HOW MANY OF THOSE SHOTS DID YOU TAKE BEFORE YOU DOUBLE TAPPED?

>> TOMORROW'S EPISODE, YOU'LL ACTUALLY COUNT HOW MANY, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. IT WAS A MIXTURE OF SIROC AND DELEON. VODKA AND TEQUILA. IT WAS A ROUGH WEEK, THAT BREAKUP. IT WAS A ROUGH -- I WAS IN A DARK, DARK, DARK PLACE. THAT'S WHY I'M ALWAYS SCARED WHEN I FALL IN LOVE. EVERYTHING HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE TO IT. YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER IS NO LONGER THERE. WE ALL HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE, ANYTIME IN A RELATIONSHIP, IT IS CRAZY. GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE BREAKUP, AT ANYTIME, IT COULD JUST HAPPEN. SHE DO SOMETHING, THAT COULD HURT ME, IF I DO SOMETHING, THAT WILL HURT HER. I GOT TO ALWAYS MENTALLY BE PREPARED FOR THE WORSE. THAT'S WHY I STAY PREPARED FOR THE WORSE.

>> YOU HAVE THAT ON YOUR MIND, IS THAT WHY YOU GO SO HARD, JUST EXPIRATION DATE WE ALL HAVE?

>> I DON'T THINK ABOUT IT MUCH TO THAT POINT. I'M ALWAYS PREPARED FOR THE WORST. I'M ALWAYS, LIKE, PREPARED. WHEN I HAD TO COME TO NEW YORK AND I DIDN'T LOOK AT THE WEATHER, I JUST KNEW -- I JUST GOT TO BE PREPARED. IF IT IS COLD IN ATLANTA, IT HAS GOT TO BE FREEZING IN NEW YORK. IT IS, LIKE, I'M ALWAYS READY. I'M ALWAYS READY.

>> REALLY INTERESTING, THIS MIGHT BE TOMORROW'S EPISODE TOO, KELLY PRICE STOPS BY. THAT'S TOMORROW TOO?

>> TOMORROW.

>> COOL TO SEE HER POP UP AND HELP OUT LIL' MAMA ON HER SINGING. SHE WANTS TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH SINGING, NOT JUST RAPPING. I WAS CURIOUS, SHE IS STRUGGLING IN THIS EPISODE WITH BECOMING COMFORTABLE IN THE BOOTH, NOT FREEZING UP AND NERVES NOT GETTING THE BETTER OF HER. IS THAT ANYTHING YOU STRUGGLED WITH IN THE STUDIO, DELIVERING YOUR RAPS, ANYTHING LIKE THAT? DID YOU EVER STRUGGLE WITH NERVES IN THE STUDIO?

>> I'VE NEVER BEEN NERVOUS IN ANY STUDIO. AND I NEVER STEP IN THE BOOTH. NEVER STEP IN THE BOOTH. IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM, YOU SEE HOW I RECORD, YOU KNOW I RECORD SITTING DOWN. I KEEP THE MIKE, LIKE, RIGHT HERE. I SIT DOWN. I'M RIGHT NEXT TO THE MIXING BOARD, I CONTROL MY PRO TOOLS. IF I'M NOT DOING IT, MY PRODUCER PIPPEN ON THE SHOW, HE'S DOING IT. IF HE'S NOT IN THE ROOM, IF HE'S SLEEK, WE HAVE BEEN UP ALL NIGHT WORKING, THAT'S ME GOING FROM MIKE TO SLIDING OVER, PRESSING UP THE BUTTONS, RECORDING MYSELF, DELETING TRACKS, ADDING TRACKS, THAT'S ALL ME. DOING EVERYTHING. I RECORD MYSELF. WRITE. I DON'T MAKE THE BEATS. THEY WOULD SOUND TERRIBLE. ANYTHING ELSE I PRETTY MUCH DO. I HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE VOCAL BOOTH FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS. I THINK THAT'S THE OLD WAY OF RECORDING ANYWAY. I TRY TO TELL JERMAINE THAT. HE DOESN'T LISTEN. HE'S STUBBORN. I WENT TO HIS ROOM IN THE STUDIO, HE HAS THIS BIG OLD MIKE, LIKE, RIGHT NEXT TO THE MIXING BOARD NOW. I'M LIKE, WHAT IS THAT? YOU DON'T GO IN THE BOOTH ANYMORE, HE'S, LIKE, GET OUT OF HERE, GO BACK TO YOUR ROOM. EXACTLY. SO IF YOU'RE STILL IN THE BOOTH, THAT'S SO OUTDATED TO ME. IT IS VERY MUCH OLD SCHOOL. I DON'T THINK JAY-Z REPORTS IN THE BOOTH. I THINK I'VE SEEN HIM ON TAPE NEXT TO RICK RUBIN RECORDING THERE AT THE MIKE.

>> YOU SAID TEN YEARS AGO, THE SWITCH BOARD PROMPTED THE SWITCH?

>> YOU WANT TO KNOW?

>> YEAH.

>> IT IS GOING TO SOUND FUNNY, THIS IS THE TRUTH, I EVEN STARTED WRITING DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF THIS ARTIST. AND IT IS SOULJA BOY.

>> HE WENT OFF.

>> WE WENT -- WE RECORDED A MIX TAPE TOGETHER. WHEN I WAS IN L.A. AND I SAW HE WAS WORKING. AND IT WAS SO UNORTHODOX AND I WAS, LIKE, HOW IS HE, LIKE, I NEVER RECORDED THAT WAY. HE WAS, LIKE, YO, YOU GOT TO STOP RECORDING LIKE THAT. NEW WAY OF RECORDING. IT IS FASTER. IT IS THE NEW WAY. HOW HE WAS DOING IT, HE WASN'T IN THE BOOTH, HE HAD THE MIKE IN HIS LIVING ROOM, GOING -- STOP. I'M READY. KEEP GOING. STOP. GO. WAIT, DON'T LIKE IT. WAIT, LET'S GO. I'M, LIKE, VERSE DONE IN THREE MINUTES. WHAT IN THE WORLD? HE PLAYED IT BACK, I'M, LIKE, THAT'S CRAZY. I TOOK WHAT I SAW AND I JUST PUT IT INTO HOW I RAP AND HOW I DO MY THING AND SAID, OKAY, COOL, I'LL GO BAR FOR BAR. I STARTED DOING THAT, I STARTED GETTING BETTER. YOU START THINKING THE WORDS THROUGH. AND IT IS JUST LIKE WRITING IT DOWN, EXCEPT YOU GET A CHANCE TO, LIKE, IF YOU CAN WRITE IT, YOU CAN SAY IT. SO INSTEAD OF WRITING IT ALL OUT, AND THEN YOU READ IT, IT DOESN'T EVEN SOUND THE SAME WHEN YOU READ IT ANYWAY. SO IF YOU JUST SIT IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO AND JUST STARTED SAYING IT, IT JUST STICKS BETTER, YOU BELIEVE IT, AND IT SOUNDS GOOD. AND IT IS CLEAR. SO I KIND OF -- I STOLE IT FROM SOULJA.

>> SPEAKING OF BOOTHS, I SAW YOU TALKING CRAZY THE OTHER DAY. I GOT TO JUST ASK YOU ABOUT SOMETHING.

>> I'M ALWAYS TALKING CRAZY.

>> ANYBODY WATCH THE BASEMENT BACK IN THE DAY? SOME HANDS. OKAY. ONLY TWO. YEAH, THANK YOU. SHOUT OUT TO YOU GUYS. I HEARD YOU WERE ON THE RADIO, AND YOU WERE SAYING THAT YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE THE BEST FREESTYLE IN BASEMENT HISTORY.

>> DEFINITELY, IF NOT THE ONE, DEFINITELY LIKE TOP TWO.

>> REALLY? WHY DO YOU FEEL SO STRONGLY ABOUT THAT?

>> THE PEOPLE SAID IT. I THINK THAT THAT RAP AND HOW I -- THAT'S WHY NICKI MINAJ, BARBIE DREAMS, EVERYBODY IS GOING CRAZY, SHE SAID YOUR NAME IN IT, I DIDN'T HEAR IT RIGHT AWAY, I HEARD THE RECORD, I WAS, LIKE, THIS IS WHAT I DID ON THE BASEMENT, I DID WHAT ALL THE FEMALES -- ALL THE HOT CHICKS THAT I ALWAYS WANTED TO, YOU KNOW.

>> YEAH.

>> BE WITH.

>> GET TO KNOW. GET TO KNOW.

>> EXACTLY. I DID THE SAME THING. SO IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SOMEBODY DID IT SINCE BIGGIE, REALLY. SO WHEN I STEPPED IN THE BOOTH WITH TIGA AND DID FREESTYLE, IT WAS JUST -- IT WAS CRAZY. EVEN THOUGH YOUTUBE, YOU READ THE COMMENTS, I HATE TO SAY IT, I DON'T, BUT BOW HAD THE BEST BASEMENT FREESTYLE OF ALL TIME.

>> SOMEBODY NEEDS TO PUT TOGETHER, I DON'T KNOW WHO WOULD DO IT, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO PUT TOGETHER AN AUTHORITATIVE LIST OF THE TOP FIVE, TOP TEN OF ALL TIME.

>> I'M IN THAT ONE.

>> SPEAKING OF NICKY, DID YOU HIT NICKY UP OR SHE DID WITH YOU?

>> WHAT SHE DID AS AN EMCEE, SHE TOOK PEOPLE WHO WERE IN HER MIND, YOU KNOW, POPULAR, LIKE, I'M SURE IT WAS GUYS PROBABLY HITTING HER, HOW COME YOU DIDN'T PUT ME IN THE SONG?

>> FOR SURE. IT WASN'T A KNOCK OR ANYTHING.

>> I LOVED IT. I THINK THAT'S WHAT HIP-HOP IS ABOUT. IT WAS A DOPE PUNCHLINE. PUNCHLINING EVERYBODY. IT WAS A COMEDIC RECORD TOO. IT WAS FUNNY. THAT'S WHAT HIP-HOP HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT. I FEEL LIKE IF YOU FEEL SOME TYPE OF WAY, IF YOU WANT TO, YOU KNOW, GO BACK AND FORTH WITH NICKY OVER ANY BAR, FOR THAT SONG, I FEEL LIKE THAT'S JUST CHILDISH ON YOUR PART. YOU'RE LOOKING FOR CLOUT.

>> PUPPETS IN THE JOKE. I WANT TO TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE. SUCH A CATALOG OF MUSIC VIDEOS. EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT FAVORITE BOW WOW VIDEO. AND BACK IN THE DAY, YOU KNOW, YOU WERE GUARANTEED TO GET A COUPLE OF THINGS IN THE BOW WOW VIDEO. THE TRACK WAS GOING TO BE FIRE. THE PRODUCTION WAS GOING TO BE CRAZY. I DIDN'T REALIZE THE NEXT AND FINAL PART OF THE GUARANTEE OF THE BOW WOW VIDEO, GOING BACK AND LOOKING AT YOUR CATALOG, THERE IS GOING TO BE A GIRL ON THE PHONE.

>> REALLY?

>> I WANT TO PLAY A GAME LIVE HERE ON BUILD. WE'RE GOING TO SEE IF BOW WOW CAN GUESS THE VIDEO, PURELY BASED ON THE GIRL ON THE PHONE FROM THE VIDEO. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? THERE IS A LOT OF GIRLS ON PHONES IN YOUR VIDEO.

>> FOR REAL?

>> FOR REAL.

>> I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

>> MY BUDDIES IN THE BACK, CAN WE GET THE FIRST IMAGE UP?

>> THAT'S "LET ME HOLD YOU".

>> YOU KNEW IMMEDIATELY.

>> IMMEDIATELY.

>> WANT TO SHARE SOME MEMORIES AS YOU GO THROUGH THESE? YOU'RE ONE FOR ONE.

>> YEAH, WE SHOT THIS VIDEO IN ATLANTA. AND IT WAS VERY -- THIS VIDEO TOOK US FOREVER. THIS IS WHEN I PUT THE LEGENDARY BRAIDS IN MY HAIR WITH THE BEADS THAT I REGRET TO THIS DAY. BUT NUMBER ONE RECORD, I HAVE FUN SHOOTING IT, SHOT IT IN ONE HOUSE, AND, LIKE, THIS CRAZY, LIKE, HISTORICAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN ATLANTA. CLOSE TO MIDTOWN. MATTER OF FACT, VERY CLOSE TO MIDTOWN ATLANTA. YEAH.

>> THAT MIGHT NOT BE A CELL PHONE. SHE'S ON THE PORTABLE. SHE'S ON THE CORDLESS.

>> DO YOU HAVE HOUSE PHONES STILL? FOR REAL? MAN, I HAVEN'T HAD A HOUSE PHONE IN ABOUT EIGHT YEARS.

>> YES.

>> THIS VIDEO, MAYBE.

>> NOT EVEN. EVERYTHING -- IF YOU LIVE IN THE BUILDING, THEY CALL YOUR CELL PHONE, SAY SEND IT UP. I DON'T HAVE A HOUSE PHONE.

>> THAT'S HILARIOUS. TO THE SECOND IMAGE HERE, SECOND GIRL ON THE PHONE.

>> THAT'S THE -- "MY BABY” VIDEO. THAT WAS MY EX.

>> THIS WAS YOUR EX?

>> YEAH, THAT WAS MY EX?

>> YOU PUT HER IN YOUR VIDEO?

>> YEAH.

>> WHAT IS YOUR MEMORY OF DOING THAT SONG WITH JAGGED EDGE, ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

>> WE WEREN'T IN THE SAME STUDIO TOGETHER WHEN WE DID IT. USHER WAS ORIGINALLY ON "MY BABY" BEFORE JAGGED WAS. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT NOBODY KNOWS.

>> TELL THAT STORY REALLY QUICK.

>> MY THIRD ALBUM, FIRST ALBUM I DID WITHOUT JERMAINE AND KP WAS THE ARTIST ON THE PROJECT, REALLY CLOSE TO USHER. AND WE DID THIS RECORD, MIND YOU, THE PRODUCERS ARE THE SAME PRODUCERS THAT DID THE ONE FOR NELLY AND KELLY ROWLAND. YOU'LL HEAR THE SAME SNARES, EVERYTHING, OH, MY GOD, THIS SONG REMINDS ME OF NELLY'S "DILEMMA.” SAME PRODUCERS AND WHEN WE GOT THE RECORD, I SAID, I WANT USHER ON IT. USHER DIDN'T EVEN CHARGE ME, ACTUALLY. HE WAS, LIKE, JUST TELL HIM TO GIVE ME A HUMMER. I ENDED UP GETTING USHER A HUMMER. GOT USHER ON THE RECORD. THE RECORD WAS PHENOMENAL, SAME LYRICS, SAME EVERYTHING, USHER, COULDN'T GET THE RECORD CLEARED. SO THAT'S HOW I CALLED MY BIG BROTHERS IN, AND THEY DID THE RECORD AND NO ONE KNOWS UNTIL NOW AND THE RECORD WAS A HIT, YEAH. THERE YOU GO.

>> YOU SAID USHER, GIVE ME BACK THE HUMMER, BRO.

>> IT WAS DEVASTATING BECAUSE I WAS, YO, THE DYNAMIC OF ME AND USH WOULD HAVE BEEN CRAZY. ABSOLUTELY.

>> YEAH, THAT'S CRAZY.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

>> WE GOT TIME FOR ONE MORE. LET'S BRING UP ONE MORE. WHAT A ONE TO END ON. DO YOU KNOW THIS ONE?

>> YOU GOT TO GIVE ME SOME TIME.

>> OKAY.

>> YOU SURE THIS IS MINE?

>> I'M PRETTY SURE.

>> THAT AIN'T SHORTY LIKE MINE AT ALL. YOU SURE THAT'S MY VIDEO.

>> YOU TRIPPING?

>> OH, MAN. YEAH. THAT IS. THAT WAS, LIKE, A FREESTYLE VIDEO. THAT'S WHY THIS THREW ME OFF.

>> OKAY, OKAY. ONE MORE. YOU BETTER KNOW THIS ONE.

>> THAT'S "LIKE YOU.”

>> AND THEN TO THE LAST ONE RIGHT HERE.

>> THAT'S "BROKEN HEART.” YOU'RE RIGHT, IT IS ALWAYS A GIRL ON THE PHONE.

>> ON THE PHONE, MAN. THAT'S WHY I WANTED TO END ON THE NEW SINGLE. IT IS CRAZY. I LOVE IT.

>> IT IS INSANE. IT IS INSANE.

>> THERE IS ALSO, YOU KNOW, HONORABLE MENTION, WE COULDN'T GET TO IT, THE SHOW IS ONLY SO LONG, YOU AND BABY. LET'S GET DOWN. GIRLS ON PHONES IN THAT.

>> YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. YOU'RE RIGHT.

>> THAT'S WHEN CAMERA PHONES FIRST CAME OUT. REALLY QUICK BEFORE WE TURN IT OVER TO FANS, TELL ME ABOUT BROKEN HEART. IT IS A MILLION VIEWS. ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS ONLINE, JUST THE NEW RECORD, TELL US ABOUT IT.

>> YEAH, PRETTY MUCH IT WAS A RECORD THAT I HAD -- IT IS WEIRD WHEN I WRITE THESE BREAKUP SONGS, THEY NEVER HAPPEN WHILE I'M GOING THROUGH A BREAKUP. IT IS USUALLY, LIKE, IF I JUST FEEL IT, I CAN JUST GO BACK TWO YEARS OR THREE YEARS AND TAP INTO RELATIONSHIP THAT I WAS IN AND JUST START WRITING ABOUT IT. AND IF FOR SOME REASON I GET INTO A NEW RELATIONSHIP, AND I BREAK UP, AND IT DOESN'T WORK, THE RECORD TENDS TO BE ABOUT THE GIRL WHO I JUST BROKE UP WITH, ALMOST LIKE A SPEAK MY BREAKUPS INTO EXISTENCE, WEIRDEST THING IN THE WORLD. PRETTY MUCH, YEAH, A SONG -- SELF-EXPLANATORY, BROKEN HEART, ABOUT DEALING WITH SOMEBODY YOU LOVE AND, YOU KNOW, I'M ALWAYS GETTING POINTED AT, ALWAYS ME, ME, ME, ME. AND THE THIRD VERSE IS, LIKE, YOU KNOW, AS THE MAN, YEAH, I MIGHT HAVE DID SOME DIRT TOO, BUT I DON'T ACT LIKE IT WAS AN INNOCENT ANGEL, LIKE YOU WASN'T DOING NOTHING. IT IS ABOUT A GIRL WHO I SHOWED YOU EVERYTHING, I SHOWED YOU THIS, YOU DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT NOTHING AND THEN WHEN I PUT YOU ON, NOW YOU STARTING TO LINGER INTO THE GAME AND YOU DATING BASKETBALL PLAYERS NOW WHEN YOU WASN'T. YOU DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO GET TICKETS TO AN NBA GAME. NOW YOU SIT COURT SIDE BECAUSE YOU'RE MESSING WITH THE STAR PLAYER NOW BUT BECAUSE YOU WERE WITH BOW FIRST. IT IS, LIKE, IT IS ANOTHER CHAPTER OF MY LIFE. AND IT JUST DIGS IN WITH, YOU KNOW, PERSONAL STUFF THAT COUPLES GO THROUGH. THE VIDEO REPRESENTS A LOT OF DRAMA. WE ARGUE, YOU KNOW. VERBALLY AND JUST REAL STUFF THAT YOU GO THROUGH IN A RELATIONSHIP.

>> IT IS A GREAT TRACK. LET'S TURN IT OVER TO THE FANS NOW. WE GOT FIRST ONE COMING UP FROM THE RED COUCH.

>> HI.

>> WHAT'S GOING ON?

>> WHAT IS NEXT BESIDES TV SHOWS AND MOVIES.

>> THE ALBUM IS COMING. I'M GETTING READY TO DROP A NEW SINGLE CALLED "THAT BOY "WITH THIS NEW ARTIST NAMED KENNY MONEY WHO IS THE HOTTEST ARTIST OUT OF MEMPHIS. MEMPHIS HAS A WAVE IN HIP-HOP. THIS NEW KID IS, LIKE, EVERYONE IS ON THIS KID, LIKE, DRAKE, EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO GET THIS KID. I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET HIM EARLY BEFORE HE START CHARGING 100,000 FOR A FEATURE. SO HE HAS A NEW SINGLE COMING OUT WITH LITTLE BABY AND OUR SONG IS CALLED THAT BOY. AND IT IS THE RECORD I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR, LOOKING FOR. BEING IN ATLANTA, IT IS JUST -- IT IS A WAVE OF JUST THIS TRAPPED PARTY SOUND. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE RIGHT BEAT, THE RIGHT STRUCTURE AND IT WAS CRAZY, SOMETIMES IF YOU CAN'T WRITE THE RECORD, I REACH OUT TO SOMEBODY, I NEED A HUG. I NEED THIS BEEP, I NEED ONE OF THOSE STUPID HOOKS, A DUMB STUPID SONG. I'LL DO ME FROM THERE. AND I'M ABOUT TO DROP THAT PRODUCT WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. THAT'S REALLY GOING TO BE THE ONE YOU HEAR, LIKE, AUTOMATIC OVER THE PLACE. THAT'S LIKE WHAT IT IS ABOUT.

>> IT IS MORE THE MEMPHIS SOUND, COMING UP WITH TAKE HEAT.

>> IT IS STRAIGHT. IT IS STUPID. LIKE, ATLANTA, LIKE, IT IS UNDENIABLE. IT IS ALMOST LIKE -- IT IS GOING TO BE LIKE MY 2019 -- I HAVEN'T MADE A FRESH TYPE. IT IS AS FRESH AS -- NOW WITH THE NEW SOUND, HOW EVERYTHING IS GOING, IT IS ME ADAPTING, IT IS DIFFERENT, IT IS STUPID. IF IT WASN'T MY RECORD, I WOULD BE MAD IT WASN'T MY RECORD. ONE OF THOSE, YEAH.

>> AMAZING.

>> GREAT QUESTION. THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT. WE GOT A SECOND ONE ON THE MARK HERE. WHERE ARE WE AT? COOL.

>> HEY.

>> HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON?

>> NOTHING MUCH. WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEW ALBUM? YOUR NEW MUSIC?

>> LIFE. MY INSPIRATION IS JUST WAKING UP EVERY DAY AND TALKING ABOUT THE STUFF I DO. I THINK THAT'S WHAT HIP-HOP IS ABOUT. COME UP IN THE SLUMS, YOU TALK YOUR GROWTH, YOU TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU WENT THROUGH, AND HOPEFULLY AS A FAN WHEN YOU BUY THIS, YOU WENT THROUGH THE SAME THING AS THE ARTIST WENT THROUGH. THAT'S WHAT DRAWS THE CONNECTION. IF YOU'RE A FAN OF MINE AND YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING ME AND SINCE DAY ONE UP UNTIL NOW HOW I LIVE MY LIFE, IT IS JUST EVERYTHING I GO THROUGH. HEART BREAK RECORDS, YOU'LL GET FUN RECORDS, YOU'LL GET CONTROVERSIAL RECORDS, I'VE BEEN A LITTLE CONTROVERSIAL AS OF LATELY, BUT YOU WILL GET EVERYTHING. BUT I GET ALL MY INSPIRATION FROM LIFE. THAT'S WHERE I GET IT FROM. I TRAVEL. I'M RAPPING ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS. IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING, IT IS LIKE, GO TO GOOGLE, LOOK IT UP. IT IS JUST ME. IT IS A REPRESENTATION OF JUST WHO I AM. THAT'S REALLY THE MAIN INSPIRATION FOR WHERE I GET MY MUSIC AND MY THOUGHTS FROM.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT I NEED TO ASK YOU ABOUT. WE'RE TALKING GROWN-UP HIP-HOP ATLANTA, YOU'RE LIVING IN ATLANTA THESE DAYS, IS IT TRUE THE FIRST TIME JERMAINE TOOK YOU TO ATLANTA WAS WITH JAY-Z.

>> FACTS.

>> SO TELL QUICKLY, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME, BUT THIS IS AMAZING.

>> JERMAINE -- I WAS PLAYING FOOTBALL AT THE TIME. THIS WAS AFTER THE WHOLE DEATH ROW THING HAD STOPPED. I TOLD MY MOM I WANTED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, I WANTED TO PLAY -- I DON'T WANT TO RAP NO MORE, I'M COOL, I DON'T WANT TO DO IT. AUDITIONED FOR FAMILY MATTERS AND DIDN'T GET NO JOBS. SO I SAID, OKAY, COOL, I WANT TO GO BACK HOME, FOOTBALL FIELD, PLAYING FOOTBALL. MY MOM IS, LIKE, COME HERE, WE'RE GOING TO ATLANTA TONIGHT. I'M, LIKE, NO, I'M NOT. I'M NOT GOING TO ATLANTA. I DON'T WANT TO RAP. YOU'RE GOING TO MEET JERMAINE DUPRI. WHO IS THAT? I DON'T KNOW WHO HE IS. HE FOUND CRISSCROSS. I WASN'T A BIG FAN OF CRISSCROSS. I WAS A LITTLE HATER. SO WHEN I FINALLY GOT TO ATLANTA, JERMAINE FLEW US DOWN THERE, KEPT US AT THE HOTEL, ALL DAY, GAVE ME NO PER DIEM, NO NOTHING, AND JUST HAD US SIT IN THE HOTEL. WHEN I WAS CHECKING IN, I SAW JAY-Z. AT THE TIME, I -- HE LOOKED FAMILIAR TO ME. BUT I DIDN'T KNOW BECAUSE I WAS SO HEAVILY WEST COAST INFLUENCED.

>> THIS IS LIKE MONEY IN A THING, WHICH IS VERY DIFFERENT.

>> YEAH, YEAH. THIS IS RIGHT AT THE TURNING POINT WHERE, I'M, LIKE, THIS DUDE CHECKING IN, HE WAS CHECKING IN HIMSELF. SO I'M, LIKE, THIS DUDE LOOKS SO FAMILIAR. I'M NOT ABOUT TO GO UP TO HIM. IN THAT NIGHT, JERMAINE PICKS ME UP IN A BENTLEY. I WAS, LIKE, I'VE NEVER SEEN A CAR -- WHAT IS THIS? THE CARPET WAS LIKE RABBIT FUR, LIKE, REAL THICK. I'M LIKE WHATEVER THIS IS, IT IS EXPENSIVE. THIS IS A BENTLEY. I'M, LIKE, OKAY. HOPEFULLY ONE DAY I'LL BE ABLE TO BUY ME ONE. THAT NIGHT THEY HAD MONEY A THING WAS ON FIRE, THE BIGGEST RECORD IN THE WORLD. AND HIM AND HOV HAD THIS -- IT IS ON YOUTUBE, YOU'LL SEE THIS LITTLE KID SITTING ON THE STAGE, IN FRONT OF THE DEEJAY BOOTH, AND I'M, LIKE, I WANT TO RAP, I WANT TO RAP, I WANT TO RAP. I GET THE MIKE. I START -- I SAY I WANT TO RAP. JERMAINE SAYS ARE YOU SURE? HANDS ME THE MIKE. STARTED RAPPING. JAY-Z STARTS DOING MY AD-LIBS. IF YOU TYPE IT IN ON YOUTUBE, YOU'LL SEE IT POP UP. HE'S WEARING A NEW YORK YANKEE JERSEY, YANKEE HAT, JERMAINE IS WEARING LIKE A BRAVES HAT AND ME I'M JUST LIKE THIS DIRTY LITTLE KID WITH LONG BRAIDS LIKE -- I GOT THE ROCKY BRAIDS, LIKE -- LIKE THIS LONG ON EACH SIDE. THAT'S HOW IT HAPPENED. THAT NIGHT IT WAS WHEN THEY KNEW. I REMEMBER JAY TELLING JERMAINE, YO, YOU -- THIS KID, LIKE, HE'S GOING TO -- YOU GOT SOMETHING FOR HIM.

>> JUST TO BE 10, 11 YEARS OLD AND SEE JAY-Z AND JERMAINE DUPRI TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN AND FOR YOU TO NOT BE SCARED OR INTIMIDATED BUT GO I WANT THE MIKE NEXT, THAT'S CRAZY.

>> I THINK THAT WAS THE ADVANTAGE I HAD. THE FACT THAT BEFORE I EVEN BLEW, I WAS ALREADY AMONG SUPERSTARS, I WAS ALREADY AROUND JAY-Z BEFORE I BECAME BOW WOW. I WAS ALREADY AROUND SNOOP, I WAS AROUND ALL OF THESE PEOPLE. SO THAT'S WHY I WAS ALWAYS LIKE THE COOL KID IN THE CUT. IT WAS NOTHING. I WENT ON MY TERM. I WAS READY TO GO.

>> YEAH. INCREDIBLE. WE HAVE TIME FOR ONE FINAL QUESTION. RIGHT OVER HERE.

>> HI.

>> HEY.

>> SO WHAT IS THE VIBE LIKE BEHIND THE SCENES SHOOTING THE SHOW?

>> OH, WHAT IS THE VIBE? VERY, YOU KNOW WHAT, ALL DEPENDS WHAT WE'RE SHOOTING. DEPENDS WHERE WE'RE SHOOTING. TOMORROW'S EPISODE IS THE POOL SCENE WHERE THEY'RE TRYING TO GET ME OVER MY GIRL, I'M GOING THROUGH A TOUGH TIME, SO BT CALLS ALL OF THESE MODELS OVER TO MY HOUSE. GETS ALL THE SIROC, GIRLS ARE TWERKING, TRYING TO GET MY ATTENTION. AND I REMEMBER, WE WERE JUST SO -- IT WAS REAL. SO WE'RE REALLY DRINKING, WE REALLY PARTYING, THEY'RE TRYING TO TELL ME TO TURN THE MUSIC DOWN, THE PEOPLE ON THE SET. THEY YELL CUT, WE WERE STILL GOING. IT ALL DEPENDS WHAT SITUATION WE'RE IN. IF WE'RE DOING A CLUB SCENE, THAT WAS REAL. I GOT IN TROUBLE AT THE CLUB IN LAST WEEK'S EPISODE, THAT WAS FACTS. I DIDN'T WANT TO DRINK. I'M, LIKE, I'M COOL. STARTED PUTTING ALL THE GIRLS AROUND ME THEY ALREADY KNOW AND I START TURNING UP. THEY YELL CUT, I'M STILL GOING. IT IS LIKE, YOU ALL GOT ME LIT NOW. WHY ARE WE ABOUT TO STOP? THE VIBE IS ALWAYS LIT. AND IF IT IS A CRAZY SITUATION WHERE SOMEBODY IS FIGHTING OR YOU WANT TO GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE. CAMERAS STOP. IT IS EARLY DAY. AND THEY'RE TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, STOP THE CHAOS FROM HAPPENING WHICH IS HARD TO CONTROL, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS JOHNNY SHOOTING, JHONNI BLAZE SHOOTING, IT IS GOING DOWN. IT IS GOING DOWN.

>> GREAT QUESTION. UNFORTUNATELY WE'RE OUT OF TIME. AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY THE BUILDING TODAY.

>> THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT.

>> CHECK OUT THE SHOW AT HOME THURSDAY AT 9:00 ON WE TV. BOW WOW.

>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ]

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