Like the rest of the world, Bow's life and career was turned upside down amid the coronavirus pandemic. Days before the outbreak, the producer was celebrating his birthday and gearing up to start a sold-our tour. Then, everything came to a standstill. Thursday's episode will show how Bow copes with the news from inside his Atlanta bachelor pad, as he discovers new ways to pass the time, checks in with old friends and reflects on the highs and lows of his life and career.
In an interview with ET, Bow -- who is also an executive producer on Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta -- said he asked the team to "just give me the camera and let me run with it." "That's what we did," he explained.
ET: This episode promises to show it all -- a look back at your relationships, beefs, and more. What are you excited for fans to learn about you?
Bow Wow: I’m in a space of my life where I just want them to see that I’m down to earth just like them. I’ve been a homebody, I’ve been quarantining my whole career, so I’m used to that part, but I really want them to see a down to earth guy when they watch the special. I want them to see things they also can relate to -- whether that’s how I order my food, or how I’m learning how to wash clothes for the first time. I’ve tried my best to not show a lot of my personal life and that’s why we have this show, to give them a glimpse of that when they watch it.
Was there anything you weren’t sure about putting on the show?
I pretty much had control over what I wanted to be shot and what's being said, but I wanted to be authentic and real, so I’m not trying to hold back anything. Me being an executive producer, but also me being on the show, I always have to find that fine medium, because if it’s great TV, I have to put it out there. I’m not perfect, so I just wanted them to get it raw and uncut. It’s shot different -- it’s real, and I want to break that wall that’s never been broken before. When it comes to reality television it’s always that same thing, and I’m trying to break down that wall and I definitely do.