B.o.B Details His Struggles With Fame on New Song ‘Where Are You’
Being famous is not all that it’s crack up to be, according to rapper B.o.B. On his new single, ‘Where Are You (B.o.B Vs. Bobby Ray),’ the Atlanta MC details his struggles of being famous while trying to please both his family and fans.
On the piano-driven track, B.o.B raps from the perspective of a disappointed family member who thinks he’s a sell out. “Whatever happened to Bobby Ray / He used to be here for us / Then he got famous and left all of his fans in the dust,” he spits in one verse.
He then flips the table and raps from the view of a disgruntled fan. “Whatever happened to B.o.B. / He once was my favorite / I swear to God that I had all of his mixtapes on my player,” he rhymes. “I guess he’s stopped giving a f— / For all of his little people / With your shades on, we can’t even see you.”
In PopCrush’s exclusive interview with B.o.B, the rapper felt that most people didn’t get a chance to know the real Bobby Ray on his 2010 album ‘B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray.’ He hopes to connect with his fans on his second LP ‘Strange Clouds.’
“I don’t think people really know enough of who I am,” he explains. “You know, I had a really good year last year, and it happened really fast … I needed to sit down for year. I recorded my album — I spent about 13-14 months on it. I’m ready to really build the connection with my fans.”
‘Strange Clouds’ is due out on May 1.
Listen to B.o.B, “Where Are You (B.o.B Vs. Bobby Ray)’