J-14 got to hang out with Bow Wow at his Planet Hollywood handprint ceremony in NYC's Times Square, and we got the scoop on the rapper's latest album, New Jack City II, and about meeting the Obamas!
J-14: How is New Jack City Part II different from your previous albums?
Bow Wow: Totally different -- quality-wise, diversity, creatively, and just taking it to the new level. Any album that I do -- not only with me but anybody in this profession -- you always want to make sure that your latest material is better than your last, and that's with any profession.
J-14: What's your favorite track off the album?
Bow Wow: "Big Time." Love it! [It's with] me, Nelly and Ron Browz, who is so hot right now in New York. He's killing it with all the hot records he's on, so that's my favorite record. It's going to huge in the summer time. Watch what I tell you! It's going to be a big record!
J-14: What was it like filming the upcoming movie, Hurricane Season?"
Bow Wow: I had a lot of fun living in New Orleans for three months. I love the city of New Orleans, and for me to costar with Forest Whitaker and Taraji P. Henson, who was nominated [for an Oscar], means a lot to me. It's crazy, just being here and seeing all this stuff and looking back and seeing how all the hard work has paid off really just makes me be appreciative and blessed for what I got, and I couldn't have done it by myself. Thanks to all my fans and everybody, but this is hot.
J-14: What was it like to meet Sasha and Malia Obama at the Kids Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C.?
Bow Wow: They're just regular girls that live in the neighborhood, that go to elementary school or middle school -- just real sweet girls who are real humble. I had a chance to meet the first lady as well -- beautiful, beautiful, beautiful person. She loved Roll Bounce -- that's what she told me, so that mean's a lot to me. You just never know how far your work really reaches, and for my work to reach the White House is just amazing.
J-14: Are there are rumors about yourself you want to debunk?
Bow Wow: I guess people think that I'm mean, but I'm not a mean person. I'm real laid-back. I'm a colorful person. I'm a silly person when I'm with my friends or with my homeboys just kicking it, and that's really about it.
Bow Wow's album, New Jack City II, drops March 31.