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Bow Wow Talks Early Retirement, 'I Want to Be Will Smith'

Bow Wow Talks Early Retirement, 'I Want to Be Will Smith'
Bow Wow (left) and Will Smith
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08/01/2008 AT 12:35 PM EDT

At the ripe age of 21, rapper Bow Wow is already seriously considering retirement. "After the eighth album, I'm done," the rapper told MTV News.

In the interview, Bow Wow says acting is his passion and he wants to direct all his focus to the screen. His seventh album, The Pedigree, is due out later this year. "[I have] probably one more in me and that's eight. Like, I'm one [album] behind Nas, and that's crazy."

What kind of a path does Bow Wow see for himself? "I wanna be the next Will Smith," he says. Bow Wow is continuing his acting career with a much talked about role on the upcoming season of Entourage. He even has a sex scene.

"I know the girls, they're going to go crazy when they see it," Bow Wow says. "I know when I look back at it, when I see it, I'm gonna be like, 'Damn! Look at this. This is crazy!' I stun myself sometimes."
Jesse North
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