Rap-Up TV: Bow Wow Explains Shad Moss Name

Starting next week, Bow Wow will officially retire his stage name and go by his birth name, Shad Moss. But the change shouldn’t come as a surprise.

“It’s a name that they heard my whole career,” he told Rap-Up TV at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. “To me, it wasn’t really that big of a deal. I was laughing at the reaction that everybody was making it the biggest news in the world. It was just hilarious ’cause I was like, ‘Shit. I’m just using my normal name.’”

He had been thinking about making the transition for some time now. “I always threw hints about it through my music, but for all my fans that grow with me, they know the name,” he said. “So for them, it’s really not a change.”

It’s just part of his growth as an artist and business man. “I’m embarking on so many different things now, television, clothing, you name it. It’s kinda hard for me to be just Bow Wow. I gotta play both sides of the field.”

Plus, hear him praise his mentor Jermaine Dupri for inspiring his big moves.

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  1. Major Sushi

    How ’bout you change your sound.


  2. Coco

    LOL non sense, as if Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Frank Ocean whoever is using a pseudo would say “I’m just using my real name no big deal”. It is as we know you as Bow Wow. His explanation wasn’t worth it.

    Diddy does it everytime but he is clever enough to avoid explaining himself


  3. whatever

    He mind as well call himself Bow the Lame because it seems his career is not going anywhere….. Who he think he is diddy??? smdh….


  4. He should have done that long time ago..

    And the world will continue to call him Bow Wow let alone Lil Bow Wow… Name change lol… He should have done that long ass time ago when he reached 18.. Maybe at that time. We prob care…


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