On a recent episode of Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast, Bow Wow revealed that Nelly had to step in and cool off his beef with Jermaine Dupri. For those unaware, the two fought over Shad Moss regretting signing with JD and Dupri later taking credit for Bow’s success. While he didn’t get into details, the 36-year-old said that the “Dilemma” hitmaker helped bring down tensions between them. Not only that, but he expressed gratitude for Nelly being willing and able to ease his issues with Jermaine Dupri. Regardless of their recent spat, it seems they were all able to remember the good things they did for each other.
“The best way to explain it without going way too deep into it- and I told him this because we had a real talk recently,” Bow Wow began. “Last month, I pulled up to the studio, and Nelly had to be there to be the mediator. I said, ‘I’ll come inside when you there. But you gotta be there. You gotta be right in the middle of this s**t.‘
“Nelly’s like an uncle, like a big brother,” he continued. “So I walk in and I told [Jermaine Dupri] to my face like, ‘You like Star Wars so much, right? That’s what we is. You Obi-Wan and I’m Anakin.‘ That’s all it is. That’s the relationship. I’m the young n***a who wanted all the info. I’m ready to go, I’m ready to go and it’s, ‘No, Bow Wow…’ That’s all Anakin was. Obi was the teacher, Anakin was the student. When Anakin wanted to go out, get it cracking, ‘No, Anakin. Stand back, you not ready.’
“So that’s the whole thing is that we’re the same, very competitive,” Bow Wow concluded. “I’m smart because I learned from you, could potentially be even smarter because I had three n***as who I learned s**t from. You had no one you learned s**t from. So I learned from you, I learned from Snoop, I learned from Puff, I learned from Birdman. Like listen sometimes, but JD is stubborn though.” Let us know your thoughts on this development in the comments and return to HNHH for more on Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, and Nelly.
Check out the the clips below where Bow opens up about his life and career.