When you think of long running beefs in hip-hop, you might think 50 Cent and Ja Rule or perhaps Gucci Mane and Jeezy. But there’s a good chance you don’t think of the childhood feud between Bow Wow and Master P’s son, Romeo Miller.
On Friday morning, for the first time as an adult, Miller addressed the rumored rift between himself and the former “CSI Cyber” actor, and he said they actually weren’t enemies.
“Dear young superstar,” Miller wrote on Instagram addressing Bow Wow. “As kids we should’ve worked together, we should’ve toured together, we should’ve made movies together. The funny thing is, I never looked at Bow as competition. The world made it that way. When he was 14, I was only 11. From the late nights of us and @chrisbrownofficial hooping at UCLA, to my teen dance parties, he was there.”
Miller’s post may come as a shock to some, especially those old enough to remember all the rumors that he and Bow Wow hated each other and almost got into a physical altercation at the 2006 “Teen Choice Awards.” In fact, Master P spoke about that run-in just weeks after it occurred and said the Bow Wow only got away because of his bodyguard.
Dear young Superstar, as kids we should've worked together, we should've toured together, we should've made movies together. The funny thing is, I never looked at Bow as competition. The world made it that way. When he was 14 I was only 11. From them late nights of us and @chrisbrownofficial hooping at UCLA (Fyi I bust everybody ass ha), to my teen dance parties, he was there. What the WORLD doesn't know is that ... Once upon a time, Bow was like my big lil bro. Although we had different views, he inspired me as a kid. Sadly this generation only cares about now, and oddly laughs at history. My pops always taught me to give people their roses while they could still smell them. Just some facts about the Lil Romeo x Lil Bow Wow saga for the fans. #tbt #wordswithrome
“We have nothing against Bow Wow,” said Master P in an interview with AllHipHop in 2006. “His bodyguard used to work for me, so I was hollering at him. Romeo wanted to holler at Bow Wow, but he didn’t want to talk. He ran in his trailer. Bow Wow better be lucky he got a good person with him, which is his bodyguard, because Romeo wanted to go in the trailer.”
Based on strictly a rumor , neither Miller or his father liked a particular line that Bow Wow delivered in the 2005 cut “Fresh Azimiz,” which started the alleged feud. “Addicted to it, J.D. say I got it bad / 18, n----, making more than your dad,” he rhymed.
In regards to Miller’s recent Instagram message, there’s a chance that it was a response from a post that Bow Wow created yesterday. “Make ‘em say ‘No Limit,’” he wrote, quoting Master P’s signature catchphrase. He also shared an old photo of the 49-year-old rapper.
Before closing out his message, Miller said that the former “106 & Park” host was actually a huge influence on him, and he wanted to let him know that before too much time went by.
“What the world doesn’t know is that once upon a time, Bow was like my big lil’ bro,” he wrote. “Although we had different views, he inspired me as a kid. Sadly, this generation only cares about now and laughs at history. My pops always taught me to give people their roses while they could still smell them. Just some facts about the Lil Romeo and Lil Bow Wow saga for the fans.”