The rapper, actor, and entrepreneur stopped by Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast to talk about his complicated relationship with his one-time mentor.
“I was on the football field playing football for my school,” he began. “And my mom’s like, ‘C’mere.’ She was like, ‘We’re leaving tomorrow.’ I said, ‘What do you mean, leaving tomorrow?'”
As it turned out, Bow Wow’s mother had scheduled a meeting with Jermaine Dupri in Atlanta — but the young rapper wasn’t quite sure who JD was until his mother clued him in.
“She said, ‘You know, Kris Kross?’ And as soon as she said Kris Kross — and rest in peace to Kris — I was like, ‘Nah, I’m cool,'” he continued. “Because I was such a hater of Kris Kross, being on Death Row … and I’m watching these n-ggas go up. I’m like, ‘I hate these n-ggas.’ … I despised Kris Kross. And then once I met ABC, I clicked with them.”
Check out Bow Wow’s appearance on My Expert Opinion below:
Bow Wow has had quite a complicated relationship with Jermaine Dupri over the years — so much so, in fact, that he recently compared their relationship to two protagonists in the Star Wars saga.
On Thursday (April 6), Bow Wow stopped by the Baller Alert Show, during which he got into his current situation with JD and explained from his perspective why their relationship is where it is.
“We had a conversation not too long ago. I’ll keep that there,” Bow Wow began. “We spoke our peace not too long ago face to face. And then he did the Breakfast Club interview and I saw that and immediately hit him. We made a little pact that we ain’t even gon’ speak on this.”
He continued: “It’s like Obi-Wan and Anakin. That’s me and him. It’s the OG that know it all, been through it all, got the years, got all the recognition. And then Anakin, who then turns to Darth Vader later, was the young protege of Obi. Always the one ready to get out there and get it crackin’ – then Obi is like, ‘You’re not ready.’ They always butt heads because they’re so much alike.”
“That’s the story of me and JD – same type of person, different outlooks on certain things. We just better apart,” he concluded.