Elsewhere in the interview, the two rappers who are going to embark on ‘Millennium Tour 2020’ explain the reason why Jermaine Dupri didn’t produce any tracks on ‘Face Off’.
AceShowbiz -It seems keeping Jay-Z entertained is a hard thing to do, even for Omarion and Bow Wow. During an interview to promote their upcoming “Millennium Tour 2020”, the rappers recalled the time when Hov showed up to one of their “Face Off” tour stops at Madison Garden Square Garden in New York, only to leave after watching one performance.
Bow Wow dished that the only reason Hov even came to the show was because he and Omarion were performing a cover of Hov’s collaboration with R. Kelly, “Best of Both Worlds”. He said, “He heard about it and said, ‘They perform ‘Best of the Both Worlds. That’s the first song that they come out on.’ Bow does [Hov’s] verse, [Omarion] does Kellz’s part.”
He continued recalling, “So Hov comes to the Garden, stands in the tunnel, watches the intro and me and O are hyped. By the time the song was off, I looked in the tunnel, Hov was gone. He came to watch that one piece, there were twenty thousand in that motherf***er, he saw that s**t and then got in the car and drove off.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the duo explained the reason why Bow Wow’s longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri didn’t produce any of the tracks on their joint album “Face Off”. Omarion stated that it was because the “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” star fired the So So Def founder within a day of the production.
Citing creative differences, Bow Wow then chimed in, “We didn’t even get a chance to record over a Jermaine Dupri track. Day one, we go into the studio and me, O, and Jermaine are just talking. I’m like, ‘I’m just not really feeling what the f**k he’s doing and the records that he wants to do.’ ” This prompted the two to have an agreement, with Jermaine challenging the two artists to make a hit without his help.
“I gave y’all a No. 1 [hit on the Hot Rap Songs chart]. Y’all go ahead and make me proud and do it without me,” Bow Wow remembered what Jermaine said. “And we did it, and we end up having a f***ing successful album. It still sold like 755,000 copies and we dropped ‘Girlfriend’ and we was able to put out two singles.”
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