A flash of that hissy fit behavior Bow Wow says led to a cut finger and missed tour dates several weeks ago was on full display in leaked footage of a BET spoof interview that went horribly wrong.
Omarion and Bow Wow were just beginning a joint interview for BET’s “The Black Carpet” when Bow got upset, cut off the interview and stormed off claiming interviewer Touré was being too disrespectful with the questions.
“Do you take moves from people like Chris Brown?” Toure had asked O. Toure also pointed out that Lil Wayne’s chain is bigger than Bow Wow’s, and praised O for being dope in the “Naked” video – which was actually Marcus Houston. Toure then began to yawn during one of O’s answers. But it wasn’t until he checked Bow Wow for using his phone during the interview that the young rapper freaked out.
“You pay my bills, bruh? Real talk. …Don’t ask this man is he taking moves from Chris Brown, and don’t ask no other disrespectful-ass, stupid-ass questions,” Bow Wow said to Toure as he got up to leave. “You got a problem with it you can holler at me.” [See video footage below.]
What Bow Wow didn’t know was that Toure’s questions and comments were all part of a BET prank that was discussed with the pair’s label beforehand. The interview was to be used for an upcoming “Punk’d”-style show called “Hell Interview.”
MTV caught up with Omarion Tuesday to get his take on the whole prank gone awry. The singer says there are no grudges, but he still has Bow’s back and wishes that people would take them more seriously.
“Everything is good, man,” he said. “You know how it is, sometimes when you’re coming up in the game and you as young as we have been, sometimes people think they can — not necessarily push us around, but they feel they can play with us like that. If it had been 50 Cent or Game or any other man who would have stepped up in that interview, it would have went a lot differently. We want our respect, man. We want our respect as men. You don’t just throw a man in a spoof interview and disrespect him. You have to respectfully talk to him. We didn’t know it was a spoof, but I’m a little bit different when we handle situations. I’m very mild-tempered. I like to think about what I do before I do it. Bow gets upset.”
Their joint LP, “Face Off,” is in stores now.
And speaking of Chris Brown, Bow Wow is currently a co-headliner on the crooner’s “Ford Presents Up Close & Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour,” which has just announced the addition of more than a dozen dates, including a third show in Universal City, CA and a second performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The outing is now scheduled to wrap Feb. 2 in Honolulu, HI. An updated itinerary is listed below the video of Bow Wow’s temper tantrum.
Bow Wow Goes Off During BET’s Prank Interview
Updated list of the Ford Presents Up Close & Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour:
19 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
20 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
22 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
23 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
26 – Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
29 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
30-31 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
3 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
4 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
5 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
6 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
8 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
10 – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
12 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
13 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
14 -Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
18 – Vienna, VA – Patriot Center
19 – Charlotte, NC – Cricket Center
20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Taj Mahal
21 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
25 – Hartford, CT – Hartford Civic Center Coliseum
26 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
27 – Cleveland, OH – CSU/Quicken Loans Arena
29 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
30 – Columbus, OH – venue to be announced
31 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
2 – Honolulu, HI – Neal S. Blaisdell Center