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Bow Wow Announces Plans to Retire Stage Name After BET Awards

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Back in 2002, Bow Wow decided to drop the “Lil” from his stage name since transitioning into adulthood.

Now, he’s opted to replace his moniker altogether.

The 27-year-old rapper announced on his Instagram account this week that he wants to be called his birth name, Shad Moss, immediately following the BET Awards on Sunday.

“After (the) BET awards, I will no longer go by Bow Wow!” he said. “I’m going by my real name, Shad Moss. We made a lot of history as Bow Wow. Now, it’s time for the next chapter and challenge.”

He adds: “Bow Wow does not fit who I am today. I’m a father, businessman, TV host, actor and rapper! Time for Mr. Moss to take over!”

The rapper’s stage name was given to him by his mentor Snoop Dogg in 1993.

— Erick Oloo, The Touch Radio

Source: The Touch Radio

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