If you know Bow Wow, you know he’s always working.
For his latest gig, he’s hosting BET’s new show After Happily Ever After. He says making the decision to join the reality dating series was a “no brainer.”
“It was kind of crazy how God works…” Bow Wow told ABC Audio, referencing a “similar” show idea he thought of before getting the call from BET. “For me it was like a no brainer because I was like, ‘Okay, what’s different about the show?'”
After learning about the show’s premise — a group of exes from failed long-term relationships (Peter Gunz, Amina Buddafly, Melissa Meeks, Ugo Maduka and more) who play matchmaker to find their former partner love — the host immediately jumped on board.
“I love doing things that are different,” said Bow Wow, a fan of dating shows. Though After Happily Ever After sounded like “the most toxic thing ever,” it was still something he wanted to be a part of.
The rapper isn’t new to hosting. His moniker “Mr. 106 & Park” grew out of his couple-years tenure as host on the long-running music video show 106 & Park. But make no mistake, the two gigs are “like apples and oranges,” Bow said.
The new show, he added, gives him the opportunity to fully “be himself.”
“I love to be off-script,” Bow said. Due to the show’s unpredictable nature, he explained, he gets a chance to be “more Shad than Bow Wow” and also the “glue” that holds all the craziness together.
How is Bow Wow the best person for the job? “Let’s just say Bow Wow can go back in his past [relationships] and draw inspiration from those moments,” he said.
After Happily Ever After premieres October 19 at 10 p.m. ET on BET.
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