They say a broken clock is right twice a day and lord knows I rarely agree with Liccle Boward Woward, but he’s definitely on to something in terms of BET needing to get it together.
If you grew up a hip hop and R&B fan, you probably have at least a couple of fond memories attached to BET’s classic 106 & Park. If you witnessed the AJ and Free era of the show, perhaps you were even raised on it. The 14 year run of the countdown show came to an end back in 2015, right along with most of the other musical based content that BET was know for back in the day. Now, it seems all we get is reruns of the same Tyler Perry movies on a weekly basis while the original culture based content of the network seems to be long forgotten…but not by everyone.
He was once vying for an executive position with BET, but it looks as if that ship has sailed for Bow Wow. Like many veteran rappers, Bow Wow is interested in continuing his legacy not only in the studio but the boardroom. All those years ago, Bow graced our television screens as a host of 106 & Park, and he was hoping to revive the network by adding his name to their list of top executives.
“My only dream job now is i want to take over BET. I want a high position,” the rapper tweeted back in December 2020. “I was blessed to host but NOW i want an office. I want to run and come up with content for the network. I know what they missing. All you have to do is LISTEN to the people.”
“BET forgot what made them HOT! The MUSIC!!! breaking artist etc… music shows that mattered,” he continued. Six months later, a fan checked in to see if he was still working on getting 106 & Park back on the air. Unfortunately, the Twitter user was met with bad news.
“Naw… BET just dont get it and they never will. Love them to death and will always support,” Bow tweeted earlier this week. “They need help and they needed Bad! I tried.” Some Hip Hop fans questioned if the show would work in today’s music climate while others are holding out hope for a revival.
Check out the tweet below and let us know if you agree with Bow Wow that BET needs help. I mean, their latest show ‘The Encore’ featuring girl groups of the past is certainly a step in the right direction…but other than that it’s still the Tyler Perry network. Do you think BET should bring back some of it’s old shows? Would 106 & Park even work today?
Naw… BET just dont get it and they never will. Love them to death and will always support. They need help and they needed Bad! I tried. https://t.co/lLT0CPcNfv
— Bow Wow (@smoss) June 6, 2021