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Bow Wow claims his Instagram methods are 'scientific'

Commentary: The rapper, ridiculed on social media for pretending to fly private, insists that he's the clever one.

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The mad scientist of social media.

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Whenever someone tells me they have a grand plan, I'm suspicious.

Life has a way of taking grand plans and shrinking them.

Rapper Bow Wow, however, believes you should bow to the grandness of his methods, while muttering "wow."

After undergoing social media ridicule earlier this week for posting a picture of a private plane, while he was really flying commercial, Wow appeared on Hot 97's "Ebro In The Morning" show on Thursday to explain how clever he is.

"I love it because people don't understand the scientific method to my madness," he said. "They really don't understand the scientific method to my madness."

Some might not have been aware that Wow was a mad scientist. They merely thought of him as a rapper who's not really in the public ear anymore.

He, though, insisted that his social media skills represent a "tactic." He didn't explain quite what this tactic is. Well, mad scientists sometimes find it hard to explain.

"Number one, I'm about to have the biggest show on WeTV, period. Period. I'm saying that right now," he crowed. He may or may not be right. Should you have missed it -- and how could you? -- he's about to star in an Atlanta-based version of "Growing Up Hip Hop."

And the mere fact that he's captured attention with his "scientific method" suggests that his tactic is sound. Even video of his radio appearance soared into the YouTube trending chart up to number 13.

He did add this, however about his social media trolling: "It doesn't affect me, it doesn't affect the women, it doesn't affect the bank, it doesn't affect anything."

Oh. Wow.

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