Welcome to this weeks’Special edition of “140 Bars Or Less: Bow Wow’s Twitter Held Hostage”. The goal of this column is to bring you the most entertaining and outrageous tweets of the week from the world of hip hop, and this week nothing was more outrageous than when a 19 year old aspiring “rapper” hacked Bow Wow’s Twitter.
Truly a bizarre scenario, this was not the first time a rapper’s Twitter was hacked, but it was the first time the hacker posted demands on the artist’s timeline. Reminiscent of the 90s movie “Airheads” when a struggling band takes a radio station hostage demanding their demo gets played, the man would not relinquish the Twitter account until he received $10,000 and his online mixtape was heard by the masses. Later, the situation devolved into a full-blown “Stan” scenario, as he revealed himself to be a massive fan of Bow Wow. In the end the hacker/rapper/fan got emotional and felt hurt that Bow Wow’s followers were unfairly attacking him. Here's the tweet by tweet recap of Bow Wow’s Twitter being held hostage.
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Starting out strong and threatening, the hacker feels powerful having Bow Wow’s Twitter page and gives his demand: $10,000 or else! He mentions he has all the direct messages Bow Wow receives from females, but not quite sure what he is threatening to do with them. He has already established that Bow Wow has lost control of his account. What’s he going to do, set up a date with Trina?
Nigga i got Bow twitter on smash follow me... Im the haaacker this nigga got BITCHES in his DM's. Bow u want pg back i want 10k— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Nigga we on I got all bow wow bitches. If ya boy want his page bk tellem I need 10k asap— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
After a few minutes, the hacker adds an addendum to his demands: everyone download his mixtape. It’s almost as if this was an afterthought. Then he complains that it’s “not fair” that Bow Wow has so many woman hollering at him, and starts plugging his own mixtape. I’ll give him this, it’s a brazen marketing strategy.
all you lil fans that's mad so be it. I want followers. Pick up my new mixtape "the street code vol1 nigga got 2 mill followers ima promote— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Yoooo dis nigga got every bad bitch in da game hittn em. Shit not fair son! At all. Readn his dms— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Laughn all his fans calln me all kinds of names. That's childish. Download my mixtapestreet code vol 1 look me up on datpiff.— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Apparently this aspiring rapper expected people to be converted from Bow Wow fans to fans of his own after they heard the mixtape. Followers start chiming in, and the hacker seems almost confused by the negative response, like he was half-expecting a record deal to be thrown at him after this stunt.
People hate too much for me just dissing my mixtape. I'm 19 trying my hardest. I will tweet until I'm heard.— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Still here go download my music. Ima 19 year old rapper from indiana who is just trying to be heard by millions. Download my mixtape— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
You fans of bow wow are mean. I tweet my music and instead of helping me you all diss my mixtape. The name calling is just come on— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
This is around the point where things take a turn for the worse for this would-be rapper/hacker. His brain is having trouble processing why people would be attacking him and his beloved mixtape. He thinks people are being “mean” for no reason, and they are just jealous that he will be collaborating with Bow Wow. To him, this is a Bow Wow-hosted mixtape release.
Some one said my mixtape street code vol 1 on datpiff is trash. Okay instead of saying that to hurt my pride why not help. I'm 19 trying— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Now I'm upset. Why yall throwing my real name around for me to just get caught? Like wow peoplereally don't want a new rapper to get on?— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Well you can hate me all you want. YOU PEOPLEare mad becuase I'm going to make it big. You people are childish. Go get my mixtape vol 1— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Why the hate? Why the name calling? Does that make you better? Just shut up. "You people" mad because I will out worklil bow wow— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
The hacker finally gets his wish and Universal contacts him, although it wasn’t the multi-million dollar contract he was expecting. At this point he tells all the followers taking shots at him to find religion, cause clearly anyone who isn’t feeling his mixtape “has no soul”. Adding “hey, if I had an extra $10K I wouldn’t have to do this.”
I'm not giving the page back until I reach my downloads. "You people" have no soul. Just cruel and mean fans who love bow wow. You need god— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
All I want from bow wow is 10k and a follow and ill stop this. I just want to be heard. If I had the money It wouldn't have to be like this— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Man I'm getting dms from universal. Look I'm sorry bowwow man ima fan I know you can read your timeline I just want to be heard can you help— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
People are either hating on me or just taking me for a joke. I want 10k and a follow bowwow please. This is my dream. I'll be back in the am— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Now the turning point, when he exposes himself as a type of “Stan”, saying he is actually a big fan of Bow Wow’s, and doesn't understand why the rapper wouldn’t want to reach out and help a fan. Things went from humorous to downright pathetic, and “it’s just my turn to be heard. Sign me” is the last we hear from him…that is until he drops his next mixtape.
I wonder who he’ll hack next to promote that tape.
Boww0w I know you might be upset with me I'm a big fan of yours. I just want to be heard and make indiana proud. Pleeeeease help me man— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
Goodnight yall. To my millions of fans go cop my new mixtape on datpiff. See yall tomorrow. Ill be back— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012
How bout all you shut ur mouths and let me bowwow handle this. I'm not a hater at all ima huge fan. Its just my turn to be heard to. Sign me— Bow Wow (@BowWow) August 22, 2012