CMU Beef Of The Week #79: Bow Wow v XXL
By Andy Malt | Published on Friday 23 September 2011
We can’t all be on the cover of XXL; I’ve come to accept that now. Sadly, Bow Wow is still bitter that he’s never appeared on the front of the US hip hop magazine. He’s so annoyed, that he’s started issuing threats. On ‘You Drinking Too Much’, a track on his ‘Greenlight 4’ mixtape, he raps: “If XXL don’t give me the cover, I’m blowing up they offices”.
Asked how serious the line was by Team XXL, the rapper went on and on and on about it. Here are some of the edited highlights:
“It was a line cos I always felt like I seen artists on the cover and I’m like: ‘Yo, this guy never went gold before. How the fuck did he get a cover?’ Just because this rapper might be street, that’s a reason to put him on a cover? But, he sells no records! He has no fanbase … I sold more records than some of these niggas that be on the cover. You know what I’m saying? And, not to even hate, but Soulja Boy got a cover before me”.
Asked if he actually intended to detonate explosives in XXL’s offices, he said: “I don’t know. If I don’t get this shit this time, off this album, I might. I just might. But, I will let y’all know off Twitter, like, ‘Evacuate the building. I’m going to blow it up'”.
Well, that’s nice of him, at least. But seriously, he said, he’s OK about it really. He knows his time will come. He concluded: “I’ll get it one day. I ain’t tripping. When they call, I’ll be ready. My style is to be ready. I’ll be ready”.