Bow Wow found himself in the unfamiliar position of having the rap internet defend him today after a fan account proposed a battle between the former child rap star and his former counterpart, Romeo Miller. The two rappers’ careers started at around the same time, and they were both fixtures on video countdown shows like Total Request Live and 106 & Park, so it seemed like a smart comparison on the surface. But within hours it was quite evident: Bow Wow can get roasted for his social media antics all day, but don’t dare sell his catalog short.
— IG: PrettyNay21 (@PrettyNay21) April 21, 2020
In the tweet that kicked off the debate, a fan called their suggestion “an innocent battle,” playing off the recent trend of Instagram Live “hit battles” that has entertained fans for the past several weeks. While a number of potential matchups have been suggested by everyone from former rivals to modern stars to Uproxx writers, one thing that seems to be in agreement is the need for at least a semi-even matchup.
Twitter: clowns Bow Wow CONSTANTLY
Twitter: Romeo against Bow Wow would be a good battle
— Brooklyn (@BrooklynBoyB) April 21, 2020
That’s exactly what fans say they wouldn’t get from a Romeo/Bow Wow battle. Tweet after tweet pointed out just how many hits Bow Wow has extending back to his pre-teens. While recent hits have been in short supply, he’s got more than enough saved up to — as one fan put it — “spot Romeo 10 songs and STILL win.”
ROMEO???? Y’all disrespect Bow Wow like he wasn’t putting out hit after hit in the early 2000s. I can’t even name one Romeo song besides ICDC college. https://t.co/A9N1Oux2EM
— luther vandals (@rudegyalzeee) April 21, 2020
Bow wow can spot Romeo 10 songs and STILL win. https://t.co/hklWh2CI0L
— Frozen Water 🏁 (@OfficiallyIce) April 21, 2020
I know we joke about Bow Wow and all but this man was a young icon with Hits on top of Hits. He would demolsih Romeo & it wouldn’t even be close lol https://t.co/08TgJ709zI
— Dee Holt ❄️➐ (@D_1andOnly_) April 21, 2020
Check out the tweets above.