Bow Bow, a renowned name in the musical field of America is a popular rapper, television host as well as an actor. Originally known as Lil’ Bow Wow, he has credited in music field with his music of rap genre which has got the prominent trademark in the industry.
Along with the immense career credits and workouts, Bow Wow has summoned a considerable amount of fortunes and successes throughout his career life.
Bow Wow's Career And Progression
Bow Wow got first interested in rap when he was just three. He started rapping recreationally when he was six under the name ‘Kid Gangsta’. When he was performing at a concert held in Los Angeles, he got noticed by the famous rapper, Snoop Dog and subsequently, he got a new stage name as ‘Lil, Bow Wow’. When he was eleven, he met a record producer named Jermaine Dupri who very much helped to give a good shape to his career in the year 1998. In the movie, Wild West, his song called ‘The Stick Up’ got featured which was mentored by his producer. He got a debut with ‘Beware of Dog’ when he was 13. The respective album also included a song called ‘Bow Wow’ which featured Snoop Dog and the song even topped the rap chart. The rapper informed that the album sold nearly over 3 million copies since its very 1st release in the year, 2009.
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His second album called ‘Doggy Bag’ released in 2002 which reached to the no. 72 on the Hot 100 & no. 21 on the R & B hip-hop songs chart. The album got to 11th position on the Billboard 200 which was certified platinum later. In April 2002, he dropped ‘Lil’ from his stage name ‘Bow Wow’ and he even told to the media that the reason behind doing this was he was getting older and there were too many Lil’s. His 1st album released under his new name was ‘Unleashed’ in the year 2003. Unlike his older albums, his new album was not released under the supervision of Jermaine Dupri. On December 11, 2011, Bow Wow released a collaborative album with Omarion. The very 1st single was named as ‘Girlfriend’ which got ranked at no.33 on the Hot 100.
In 2010, his next album called ‘Underrated’ got released on Cash Money Records. The album featured Snoop Dog, Sean Kingston, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Nas, Nelly, Lloyd Banks, DMX, Talib Kweli, Chris Brown, Birdman and Fabolous. He made his guest appearance as an actor on a TV sitcom called ‘Moesha’. As an acting debut, he worked in a movie called ‘Like Mike’ which got released on 3rd of July in the year 2002. He also acted in various Hollywood movies like ‘The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift’, ‘Roll Bounce’ and ‘Hurricane Season’. Also, he hosted for ‘BET’s 106 & Park’ when the former hosts, Rocsi and Terrence retired from the show.
Bow Wow's Relationship
The love life of the popular American rapper trails the dating history with multiple beauties. Back in a few years, Bow Wow reportedly dated Joie Chavis with whom he shares a daughter named Shai Moss. The couple dated for three years from 2010 to 2013 and separated in good terms. Currently, Shai lives with her mother.
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Besides that, Bow Wow entangled himself in the romance with Erica Mena who is an American actress and a model. His marriage was even set with the famous actress; however, with the reasons of awful relationship and affairs, they parted their ways in different paths. The series of their violent bond even continued after their breakup. Bow Wow threatened Erica stating not to play with him on social media or he would leak the sex-tape of her on the media. Concerning Bow's statement, Erica responded with the bold reply that she was ready to ruin him anytime.
After the series of failures in relationship and love affairs, Bow Wow found another way to navigate his life's journey. He got romantically involved with Kiyomi Leslie but, within this relationship, the thing that never got out was an offensive bond which deteriorated the relationship leading up to the separation of the duo. Kiyomi stated that she was manipulated behind the scenes of the show to cause natural reactions that would be filmed and televised out of context. Kiyomi was pregnant with Bow Wow's baby in the spring of 2018 but she went through the terrible miscarriage.
Bow Wow and his ex-girlfriend, Kiyomi Leslie (Photo: Getty Images)
After the separation from Kiyomi, Bow Wow was spotted playing basketball with an unknown woman but there is no confirmation whether the girl is his new love interest or not. But maybe soon, Bow Wow again splashes the happy news of his possible dating life in the media. As he has involved his love life with numerous ladies, he is not gay or transgender.
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Born in Ohio, the United States, in 1987, Bow Wow celebrates his birthday on 9th of March every year. He belongs to Afro American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He was born to his parents, Alfonso Preston Moss and Teresa Rena Cadwell who raised him in Columbus, Ohio.