Yesha Callahan

Bow Wow Says He Would Never Be on Empire Because of Stereotypes, As If Anyone Ever Asked Him

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Shad “Bow Wow” Moss is feeling himself nowadays, since he recently signed onto a CSI spinoff. Mr. 106 & Park who spent all of his career wallowing in stereotypes now has his nose stuck in the air and scoffed at the idea of being on Empire.

He’s gonna wish his CSI spinoff would garner half of the ratings Empire does.

“When we were still filming Cyber episodes, Empire‘s first episode premiered. Fans were saying, ‘Man, you should have been on the show.’ But we all don’t rap or play basketball. We can do so many things. There are young African-Americans who are intelligent enough to work at the FBI. That’s what’s so bright. Hopefully, I can help start a new wave of young black actors who don’t want to stereotype themselves, “Bow Wow stated in an interview.

Obviously you’re not on the show because you weren’t offered a role.

I’m sure if Bow Wow was offered Hakeem’s role, he would have jumped at the opportunity. But now he’s putting on his No. 1 Hater Hat, and is a reformed stereotype.

Negro, please. Let us not mention Bow Wow’s fiancée who is a walking/talking stereotype on Love & Hip-Hop. If there was ever a real life Boo-Boo Kitty, it would be Erica Mena.

  1. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    “There are young African-Americans who are intelligent enough to work at the FBI.”… forgetting the fact that he says that like working at the fbi means you’re some type of genius, shemar moore already has/had that role on criminal minds.

    and since he wanna throw stones, let’s remind him of the glass house he lives in called “madea’s big happy family” where he played a broke ass 18 y/o dope-dealing ex-con baby daddy talking mess about the hood rat baby mama he chose to procreate with, alongside a whole cast of stereotypical boughetto black folks. (i never saw the movie but found a clip of his performance on google).

    final thought. i love how folks keep showing their asses on empire calling it a stereotype, proving they never bothered to even give it a chance but just wanna assume that a show about all black folks MUST be stereotypical. b/c if he woulda bothered to watch, he would know that the cfo of empire & first born son is dre who has an mba from ivy league penn. they haven’t mentioned whether jamal or hakeem went to college, but that show definitely is not lacking in smart black characters w/business savvy so save it lil bow wow.

    • March 20, 2015 - Reply


      In all fairness about “madea’s big happy family”.

      When Bow Wow, sat there and went around the table to ask everyone if they knew who the baby was? If they met the baby, if they seen the baby?

      That scene has me on the floor laughing so hard everytime I watch it.

    • March 20, 2015 - Reply


      Me, you read the living daylights out of Bow Wow.

  2. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    So his character is a “black hat hacker” consultant for the FBI ie a criminal…..lil boy go have a seat next to Ye Olde Salty 50 cent

  3. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    Honestly, this sounds like sour grapes. Even though he did sign on for the CSI spin off… I saw the big names guest starring on Empire. Maybe he thinks his name should have been on that list. Sometimes, the best thing to do is keep your negative thoughts (and delusions of grandeur) to yourself.

    • March 20, 2015 - Reply


      that csi spin off looks like its gonna be a huge flop. haven’t watched an episode yet but the commercials look so blah.

    • March 21, 2015 - Reply


      Melissa, Bow Wow needs to keep his mouth shut. Between him, Stacy Dash, and Raven Symone they sound like a bunch of babbling idots.

      • March 24, 2015 - Reply


        He really does. He keeps putting his foot in it. Stacy Dash seems desperate. Her opinions are her own. But, something about hers seem like last ditch effort. No words for Raven. She seems stupid. Which, is sad. She is worth millions, and has resources I can’t begin to imagine. As I am paying my way through school. She also kept controversy at bay in her teenage years.

  4. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    I’m not much of a fan of Bow wow but why would people think he’s jealous of not being on the show if he states he would never be on it. Let’s be honest the show does have black stereotypes on it as well as these other black reality shows. It’s on fox channel for goodness sake.

    • March 20, 2015 - Reply


      A lot of it has to do with the fact that a rapper who is currently playing a criminal claims he doesn’t want to be on a show because it’s about rappers.

    • March 21, 2015 - Reply


      “I’m not much of a fan of Bow wow but why would people think he’s jealous of not being on the show if he states he would never be on it.”–Because his argument/reasoning makes no logical sense. Scoffing at Empire for being “stereotypical” and beneath him, when his WHOLE ENTIRE RAP CAREER was BUILT on personifying these SAME EXACT stereotype is hypocrisy to the highest order. This in turns reads as jealousy/envy. His credibility was shot once he said Empire was too “stereotypical” for him. The hypocrisy was just too jarring to ignore.

  5. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    Where are these celebrities PR people. Between Raven Symone, Bow Wow and I don’t know how many others, these celebrities say some of the dumbest things.

    • March 26, 2015 - Reply


      It was Roll Bounce not ATL (although they came out around the same time ) and I freakin LOVE that corny ass movie!! More for Jurnee Smollett but _(ツ)_/¯

  6. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    What about ATL and The Lottery Ticket people could say those films were stereotypes

  7. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    i had to rethink about ATL now that i think about it i don’t think he was in ATL or was he. I think i will IMBD this.

  8. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    My bad Bow Wow was not in ATL. But i still call B.S. If Lee Daniels had of considered him for a role on the show i don’t think he would turn it down. He needs a paycheck.

  9. March 20, 2015 - Reply

    “Hopefully, I can help start a new wave of young black actors who don’t want to stereotype themselves….”

    This statement is just silly. He is speaking as if Black actors purposely choose to play drug dealers, impoverished residents of a run down neighborhood etc.

    Most of the time Black actors choose those roles because those are often the ONLY roles that are being offered to them, and they have a light bill and car note to pay every month.

    Bow Wow is out here thinking he is going to be revolutionary in taking classy roles…..SMH

  10. March 21, 2015 - Reply

    Honestly His life is a walking stereotype, so he mind as well just audition for a role to finish off the stereotypes of a black man.. hell, his ghettofied fiance can join in on it too..

  11. March 24, 2015 - Reply

    “…But we all don’t rap or play basketball.” YES YOU DO RAP. That’s what you do. “…hopefully I can help start a new wave of African American actors.” To the FORMER REAL LIFE RAPPER/FORMER HOST OF A RAP SHOW on an all black network. Is he serious right now. Man STFU! I’m so sick of people.

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