Bow Wow is defending his meet-and-greet prices after receiving backlash from fans online.
According to his website, Bow is charging fans $1,000 for a “Diamond VIP Package” for his upcoming Millennium Tour: Turned Up! with Keri Hilson, Mario and others.
The “Diamond VIP Package” includes a one-on-one meet-and-greet with Bow Wow, a 30- to 45-minute hangout, a private tour of his backstage area and tour bus, and various freebies.
Once word of the price of the meet-and-greet packages, fans began to drag Bow online.
One fan, in particular, made a few comments that have since gone viral online:
“So Deaconess Bowlorain Wowardon decided that she was gonna hop on Chris Brown’s bandwagon and charge a rack for a meet-and-greet,” the fan said.
“Now, while we know that meet-and-greets are not new … what [Brown] did was set the tone for what a backstage experience is supposed to be like, especially when you spend $1,000 to see your favorite artist.”
She continued: “But there is a level of celebrity that you have to be to obtain $1,000 per person, and the facts are what they are: Bow Wow, sister girl, you are not that level of celebrity.”
“At the most, $250. Maybe I’ll get it off a Groupon for $75, but ain’t no way in this hell or the next one that you getting $1,000. Even though you’re giving quite a bit, it’s still not $1,000 worth.”
Why did she call Bow Wow that name?! 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/9Ant62sOiz
— Mr. Nasty (@KirkWrites79) September 5, 2022
On Sunday, Bow took to Twitter to address the critics and defend his meet-and-greet prices.
He also explained that in addition to his “Diamond VIP Package,” he also provides a standard meet-and-greet for $150.
“A lot of you guys are asking what’s the difference between Ticketmaster Meet and greets. Then there my VIP meet n greets that released yesterday….. ill explain,” he wrote.
“Certain floor seat tickets come with the standard meet and greet where you will be able to still meet me and take photos, but you WILL NOT get the full experience as my VIP MEET AND GREET HOLDERS… this is your standard picture taking similar to what we usually do.”
He added: “As for my special VIP meet and greet experience .. They will gain more access to more private time with me and also will gain access to my private club and everything you can name. There are 3 different packages to choose from. It’s all about how close you want your experience to be.”
As of Monday, Bow’s tone changed as he took to Twitter to address the haters who had something to say.
“You see when I’m chilling, minding my business staying off the net, THEY STILL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT ME,” he barked. “One week it’s ‘Bow Wow sells out o2 arena he’s a goat’ to who wants to meet him for 1k? Ya, baby momma n-gga, that’s who. Read before u post bout me. Stop playing with the dog.”
“PSA!!! WHEN ARTIST (EVERYONE) DO CONCERTS, they all have something called a VIP PACKAGE,” he wrote. “I HAVENT DONE MEET AND GREETS IN OVER 7 YEARS… I HAVE THE COOLEST FANS ON THE PLANET .. I APPRECIATE THE FUCK OUTTA THEM. THESE ARE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST WITH THEM FOREVER.
“UNLIKE MOST OF THESE LAME-ASS ARTISTS THAT WON’T MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO EVEN HAVE A CAREER. I ONLY EXIST BECAUSE THESE FANS SAW SOMETHING IN ME I NEVER THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE.. SO IMA GO ALL OUT FOR MY FANS !!!!”
The Millennium Tour: Turned Up! will make its way to stops in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and other significant cities en route, starting October 7 in Hampton, Virginia, and ending November 27 in Oakland, California.