In November, recent Cash Money signee Bow Wow published a series of messages to his Twitter feed that had fans and casual observers wondering if he was contemplating suicide. During a recent interview with Angie Ange of WKYS 93.9 FM, Bow Wow addressed his Twitter rant and clarified what he meant by the messages.
I swear i be wishing i was dead sometimes. Because i feel like that's the only way ill get peace.
People don't know me man. Yall don't ... start looking at Shad. Not Bow wow. Fuck Bow. I go through shit daily. I'm Just like yall
I sacrificed my life for this Hip Hop shit. I put my "REAL" life on hold. If i could do it over.... I wudda went to school. Got me a reg job
“All I know is the business,” he said. “I ain’t had time to play football and do the regular stuff. At times it haunts you. Of course you’re going to be unbalanced. How can you have balance in life if you haven’t seen the other side of life? I’m unbalanced because I’ve only seen one side of life. It’s not by choice, but that’s the way it is.”
Drawing parallels to the movie Richie Rich, Bow Wow stressed the fact that he is a “regular person” and shared anecdotes such as shopping at Target. His Twitter feed was inactive for a while after the aforementioned Twitter rant, and he thanked his fans for supporting him as well as fellow rapper Game, who gave him some advice. As for the more cryptic messages, Bow Wow and Ange chalked them up to misunderstood statements.
“I didn’t really mean it like, ‘I’m about to kill myself,’” Bow Wow added. “But I wonder, ‘When will I get peace? I guess the only way I’ll get it is when I’m dead.’”