That One Time Shad Moss Made Sense: “Stop Supporting The Artist Who Don’t F-ck With You”
Normally when we speak of the artist formerly known as Bow Wow it’s with a heavy heart because he’s saying something off the wall, but today Shad Moss spoke a bit of a word for music fans everywhere.
The fan clubs of the ’90s have nothing on the artist allies that exist today, like the Beyhive, Tamartians, and Rihanna’s Navy. The allegiance some fans have to artists they’ve never even met is, honestly, hard to comprehend at times — especially when people allude to forgoing bill payments and the like simply to attend concerts. And it’s for that reason that Shad Moss would like those fans to “Wake up.”
The rapper wrote on Instagram today:
Fans have the power to change an artist life by supporting their talent which causes money flow to the artist which also changes the artist life financially. The riches come from the people. This should make an artist always be appreciative of the fans. Take a pic sign something it never hurts. Whats funny how if I did half the bs your fav artist does id be hung. Wake up! When you gone see your being fucked over. Yall support artist who A. Over charge yall for everything. B. Walks out on yall shows. Shows up 6 hours late. Artist feel they can do this to y’all because of the power YOU GAVE THEM. Take that shit back! Stop supporting the artist who don’t fuck w you. Im tired of these guys yo. Feeling like they cant be touch is big as my uncle snoop is, he stops for everyone thats why he’s an icon. Obama he’s a peoples person. These other guys just want y’all money. 500$ tix? Fuck you thats rent. When you see what i know, maybe you’ll wake up!
Now what sparked this outrage from Shad is unknown, but me thinks it has something to do with the fact that he’s getting ready to release an album himself. Last week he actually dropped a collabo with Soulja Boy that likely lives up to it’s title, Ignorant Sh-t. And the Ohio native says his highly anticipated LP, Underrated, which, according to XXL “has a reputation similar to Dr. Dre’s Detox,” will be his final album. Looks like he’s trying to remind fans before the release to support the real ones and not those charging exorbitant concert fees who shall not be named. Thoughts?