After reading Bow Wow's personal letter about his baby daughter with Joie Chavis, I was really inspired and decided to pick up the phone and talk to my good friend. I know his heart is in a good place and reading his pain and joy really moved me. I've decided to share a bit of our conversation with the GlobalGrind audience because Bow Wow is one special person. I am sending my congratulations to Bow Wow and to Joie Chavis.
Me: Bow Wow. You’re making a lot of news.
Bow Wow: I’m trying not to...(laughs)
Me: People are so touched by your recent comments that I got people tweeting me telling me that they are following you now and they love the way you’ve stood up. What do you think about that?
BW: Wow! I’m so used to the media and everybody talking about the bad stuff or the stuff that is really not that important that shouldn’t be out there for fans to see rather than focus on the things that really matter. I just woke up and felt a certain way and felt like the world was on me…like it was a secret everybody was asking me and I just felt like ok, it’s either now or never. I wrote it from the heart so when everybody accepted it – you know when you retweeted it – I couldn’t believe it! I was like ‘Oh man this is crazy!’
Me: It’s because it’s heartfelt! They love heart cause everybody got it inside them whatever your struggle, they got that in them and when you came out and had courage like that, it made everybody feel good.
BW: Right. Even Tyrese, who’s a good friend of mine, called me and was like “man, you don’t even know what you just did." He said “you just made my week because you’re the first young African-American, you know you’re the youngest one in the game right now with a kid, you have a chance to have every male your age and younger who has kids now…you can make them step up and become better men.” So when he told me that, I was like “WOW.” I didn’t even think about that and I never had my father in my life…ever! So this just makes me want to step up and just go harder even more and give her everything my father never gave.