In a recent issue of XXL, Bow Wow had some rather disparaging remarks about rapper and A-List actor Will Smith: "To me, honestly, Will wasnít like a real rapper. He was more like a gimmick. Then he zapped in to get a TV show, and it was on and poppiní. Then after that he was in Hollywood. So things came easy for him."
"With me, Iím a rapper. I ainít with the whole colorful cornball type things. Thatís just not my style. The only real rappers out there right now are me, Kanye, 50, and maybe Jay. But Jay ainít in it like that no more."
oh-oh. He kept going: "Will Smith can act, but he does more of those blockbuster Hollywood movies, which I wanna do. But also I wanna do it like Denzel. Movies that really mean something. I feel like I can definitely be better than him."
The little dude's entitled to his opinion, but I've got a feeling he is gonna regret those words in the years to come. His critics like at hiphopdx.com have few things to say about Bow Wow:
"Iím sorry, did Lilí fucking Bow Wow just call someone else a gimmick? The same guy who was a pre-packaged, pre-pubescent, ghost-written kiddie rapper named Lilí Bow Wow who released albums called Beware of Dog and Doggy Bag call someone ELSE a gimmick? Did the little boy who was a link in Jermaineís long chain of gimmick kiddie rappers just pretend like he was a legit rapper? Has he ignored that his album sales have plummeted with each year that passes? That couldnít be the gimmick fading could it? Or maybe it is just that his music has become progressively worse? Did anyone even know that he dropped an album this year? Wanted? Only in the bargain bin ..."
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