Bow Wow

Bow Wow Opens Up About Engagement to Erica Mena: ‘I Did This Out of Love’

Erica Mena and Bow Wow

Over the weekend, it was announced that Bow Wow and “Love & Hip Hop” star Erica Mena were engaged. Now the rapper is speaking out about his new fiancĂ©e and wedding plans.

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Bow Wow Engaged to Erica Mena

Bow Wow and Erica Mena

Bow Wow is ready to settle down. The “106 & Park” host is engaged to “Love & Hip Hop” star Erica Mena.

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Bow Wow Joins Cast of ‘CSI: Cyber’

Bow Wow

Bow Wow aka Shad Moss is taking over daytime and primetime television. The rapper-turned-”106 & Park” host has been cast as a series regular on CBS’ CSI spinoff “Cyber.”

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Don’t Shoot: Chris Brown, Nelly, & Trey Songz Protest Michael Brown Shooting

Wale, Chris Brown, Nelly, Lil Mama, and Bow Wow

The stars took the field for a good cause. Following last month’s kickball game, Chris Brown and Quincy teamed up to host a charity flag football game at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College in L.A. on Saturday.

Team Breezy, which included Game, Wale, Tyga, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, and Omarion, defeated Team Quincy 42-21.

There was plenty of action off the field as well. Despite reports that they broke up, Chris was seen cozying up to his old flame Karrueche, who was all smiles as Chris put his arms around her. He later posted an Instagram photo of them together in the car.

At the end of the game, Missouri native Nelly got on the mic and asked everyone to put their hands up and say “Don’t Shoot” in protest of the police shooting that left African-American teenager Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Miss. Chris, Bow Wow, Trey, Lil Mama, Wale, and the rest of the stadium stood in solidarity with their hands up.

“If anybody can sympathize with what my city is going through, it’s this city of L.A. right now on so many levels,” said Nelly, who was wearing a #MikeBrown tank top. “So for that respect alone, I’m asking you, I’m begging you, and I’m pleading for you to just raise your hands for a second.”

Watch footage from the powerful moment below.

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New Music: Omarion f/ Shad Moss – ‘Need That Love’

Need That Love

Nearly seven years since their joint album Face Off, Omarion and Shad Moss aka Bow Wow reunite on “Need That Love.” The fellas prove they haven’t lost their touch, catering to the ladies on the throwback joint, which features a sample of LL Cool J and Boyz II Men’s 1995 hit “Hey Lover.”

Listen to them get their grown and sexy on.

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New Music: Shad Moss f/ Problem – ‘Ya Heard’

Ya Heard

Bow Wow may have retired his stage name, but he’s not done stuntin’. On his first release since the name change, Shad Moss strokes his ego as he boasts about his bank account and bad bitches. Compton’s own Problem guests on the flashy club record, produced by Dnyc3 of League of Starz.

“I’m a Cash Money Millionaire / You know I stay stuntin’,” spits the “106 & Park” host.

Hear him flex on “Ya Heard,” and explain his new name below.

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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.