Bow Wow

My fans saw ‘Roll Bounce,’ but also that older crowd who might not have been familiar with me on the music tip saw ‘Roll Bounce’ and loved it. ‘Roll Bounce’ opened up that door for me to have older people love Bow Wow and opened up that door so all of the kids would love Bow Wow. My fan base is really diverse; it’s all ages and all colors.

People ask for this life, but they don’t really understand what comes with it. People just see the outside and that looks good – big houses, cars, girls, but you never see how the person is feeling deep down inside. Me personally, being a man, I’m going to feel better displaying all of this and pouring my heart out on each record.

The music industry is so fickle, there’s so many politics. I think a lot of people don’t pay attention to the credits or the artistry no more. I think there’s so much concern about what’s going on right now instead of the actual artistry. But that’s how the record business is, but for acting, I got that covered.

Trust me, pitfalls of early fame are always around. But you have to have the strength within yourself to say, “No!” Like tonight, I’d like to go out, and I have the freedom to do so. But I probably won’t because I can’t risk having my name associated with anything negative at this critical time. That’s just to protect my brain and my job. There’s no reason to play any games with a career I love.

To do business with a friend is difficult. The business itself is so stressful, so if you’re havin’ a bad day you can easily take it out on somebody, and then you takin’ it out on somebody can easily turn into a blowup. It’s weird, because you might really get to know a person by doin’ business with them, then you probably decide you don’t even wanna be around them, and that can really launch it off.

It’s weird because every movie that I do is always a role that reminds me of a role that ‘Pac would have done. And when ‘Pac did ‘Juice,’ he was young – probably like 21, 22 – something like that. And that’s my favorite actor. I know it might be weird to say, but he was talented on screen, and that’s who I studied.