How does one aspiring rapper try to get some serious promotion for his mixtape? Hack into a well-known artist's Twitter and go on a tweeting frenzy.
Followers of Bow Wow might have found themselves confused by his recent posts on the social media site yesterday and today, and there's a very logical and simple explanation for that—it wasn't him.
"Bow Wow's account has in fact been hacked," the rapper's rep confirms to E! News. "We have contacted Twitter and hope to have this issue resolved very soon. Until then, Bow Wow will be using the Twitter handle @YMCMBow."
So what did the sneaky infiltrator tweet?
A whole lot.
"Ni--a i got Bow twitter on smash follow me... Im the haaacker this ni--a got B-TCHES in his DM's. Bow u want pg back i want 10k," the unknown tweeter wrote Tuesday night, along with his demands. "Ni--a we on I got all bow wow b-tches. If ya boy want his page bk tellem I need 10k asap."
And he didn't let any fan backlash stop him.
"all you lil fans that's mad so be it. I want followers. Pick up my new mixtape the street code vol1 ni--a got 2 mill followers ima promote. Laughn all his fans calln me all kinds of names. That's childish. Download my mixtape street code vol 1 look me up on datpiff."
But at some point, he decided to take a different approach.
"I'm retweeting all new rappers like myself this is promotion. He has 2 mill followers why not promote? Tweet your music so I can help you. All his fans calling my mixtape wack... Its coo tho ima new rapper trying to do my thing and yall hate. Street code vol 1 go get it datpiff. People hate too much for me just dissing my mixtape. I'm 19 trying my hardest. I will tweet until I'm heard."
He didn't stop there: About seven hours later, the Twitter hostage-taker hopped back online and tweeted up a storm, posting over a dozen missives that continued to stump for his music while dissing his detractors.
"How bout all you shut ur mouths, he wrote. "I'm not a hater at all ima huge fan. Its just my turn to be heard to. Sign me."
Oh, no worries, mystery rapper man, you've been heard loud and clear.