Bow Wow’s Twitter account is a never-ending stream of thoughts that need to be filtered. This time, in a series of tweets, the rapper claimed that he won’t be voting and it all, somehow, has to do with his ancestry.
It all began when Bow Wow tweeted that he didn’t support either presidential nominee and that world leaders are controlled “by an upper power that no one knows about.” When pressed by fans urging him to vote, not only for a better country but on behalf of his ancestors who couldn’t, Bow Wow said, “Man i only believe what the eyes see. Im mixed. I dont know what my ancestors was doing. I only know what i see!” Ummm, okay. Bow Wow then added, “Yeah i seen SELMA. Was i related to anyone no. Im saying my moss side of family is NOT BLACK. Heritage different.” So according to Bow Wow’s logic, since he’s not completely black he’s not obligated to vote. Uh, okay.
Bow Wow continued to explain his family history to fans and later posted a photo of his father on Instagram to prove that he is mixed and, obviously, Twitter went in.
Wait, Bow Wow said what now? pic.twitter.com/kESMuhBm5R— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) July 28, 2016
Why do y'all insist on asking Lil Bow Wow for his opinion like his views aren't Raven Symoné adjacent.— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) July 28, 2016
Bow Wow should eat a Snickers® 🍫. He's not himself right now.— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) July 28, 2016
White people: sooo bow wow isn't black?— Mika (@ChamikaAyanna) July 28, 2016
Bow Wow says he doesn't get black ppl problems because he's mixed. This is why kids should stay in school instead of being famous.— Kakai. (@MsKembiIfUNasty) July 28, 2016
Bow Wow: I'm Not black— Brandon Watts (@iambrandonwatts) July 28, 2016
Bow Wow just needs to start over. Like, from the top.— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) July 28, 2016
Bow Wow posted a mugshot of his lightskin pops as a justification for not caring about slavery. Huh?— Yung Washcloth (@DatAinoDamPuppy) July 28, 2016
R.I.P. Bow Wow’s mentions.
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