Teen rapper Bow Wow has learnt about the risks of venturing out without any bodyguards the hard way - hordes of excited fans chased him at the cinema.

The 17-year-old hip-hop star went with friends and relatives to see his new movie JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday (11APR04), and wasn't prepared for the reaction he got inside the darkened screening room.

He says, "I went to go see my movie and I think that was probably the most dumbest thing that I could have possibly done.

"I'm in the theatre - I didn't have my bodyguard with me - and I'm in there with all my friends and family.

"I just see this group of girls - not 10, not 15, but like 30 of 'em - and they're just coming in. And I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, I hope they do not sit by me.'

"They come right behind me and then their whole row just started going crazy. They just started screaming. And then I'm like, 'Oh my God,' because I didn't have security.

"People (in the cinema) were standing up and looking and climbing over chairs and I'm, 'Oh my goodness.' It was crazy."

14/04/2004 17:55