B.o.B. Aspires to Hit the Broadway Stage
As he gears up for his debut album ‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray’ rapper B.o.B. is setting his sights on an even bigger career aspiration: Broadway. In a recent interview the Atlanta native explained that he wants to break into other arenas besides being an emcee. “I want to do Broadway,” he explained. “Like I definitely want to do a show [on] Broadway but call it like ‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray’ … do every song from the album but Broadway style, like we act a scene and it goes into a song.”
The Grand Hustle artist didn’t stop there. He is also looking to put his skills to use by becoming a television talk-show host. “I feel like some artists, they become so much like personalities,” he said. “Like Steve Harvey is kind of like … a personality. I feel like at some point that’s what will happen with my career.”
If B.o.B does decide to take the stage on Broadway or become a talk-show host, he will be following in the footsteps of other members of hip-hop. In 2008 Jim Jones headlined his own off-Broadway play, while rapper-turned -actor Queen Latifah parlayed her career success into hosting her own talk show from 1999 to 2001.
‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray’ hits stores April 27.