Shad Gregory Moss
Bow Wow, Bow Weezy, Bow Wizzle, Shad Moss, L B Dub
Bow Wow, Lil’ Bow Wow
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
The rapper is known to be, for the most part, out of the school, since his musical career flourished at the age of 13. He had said in an event that he had been homeschooled since then.
But, he attended Hannah J. Ashton Middle School for his 5th and 6th grades and subsequently went to Reynoldsburg High School for completing 7th grade.
Rapper, Actor, Television host
- Father – Alfonso Moss
- Mother – Teresa Caldwell
- Siblings – Erica Caldwell (Sister)
Bow Wow is attached to United Talent Agency, California, USA.
So So Def, Columbia Records, Cash Money, Republic Records
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
148 lbs or 67 kg
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bow Wow has been romantically linked with –
- Jhene Aiko – The American singer and songwriter, Jhene Aiko has dated Bow Wow in the past.
- Ciara (2004-2006) – Ciara Princess Harris, who is better known by her name Ciara, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress and fashion model. The couple started dating when Ciara was featured in Bow Wow’s ‘Like You’ in 2004. The relationship ended within two years in 2006 due to the rapper’s other relationships.
- Angela Simmons (2006-2014) – Angela Simmons, who is an American socialite, businesswoman, and daughter of hip-hop legend Rev Run, started dating the rapper in May 2006. The couple, however, had met during a photo shoot in late 2004. Their relationship was never constant and was ON and OFF for seven long years. They also got engaged during this time in February 2012. However, they officially separated in April 2014.
- Dollicia Bryan (2007) – Actress and model, Dollicia Bryan was in a brief relationship with the rapper. They commenced dating in May 2007 after Dollicia was featured in Bow Wow’s video. The relationship ended in July 2007.
- Melody Thornton (2008) – Another singer cum songwriter, Melody Thornton was in a brief relationship with Bow Wow from April 2008 to June 2008.
- K. Michelle – When singer Kimberly Michelle appeared on the reality TV show Love & Hip Hop, she was rumored to have dated with Bow Wow.
- Karrine Steffans (2008) – The American authoress of the ‘Vixen’ series and model for multi-platinum-selling rap artists’ videos has dated Bow Wow for a brief span in 2008.
- Teairra Mari (2009-2010) – The American singer cum songwriter, actress, model and dancer, Teairra Mari was in a relationship with Bow Wow from October 2009 to July 2010.
- Joie Chavis (2010-2011) – Model and fitness trainer, Joie Chavis also dated Bow Wow in the past. The couple has a daughter, Shai Moss, who was born on April 27, 2011. The pair met during a photo shoot in March 2010 and split in February 2011.
- Kat Stacks (2010) – The adult model and groupie, Kat Stacks had an encounter with Bow Wow in May 2010.
- Simply Jess (2011) – The model and club promoter, Simply Jess briefly dated Bow Wow in the past. Their relationship commenced in June 2011 and ended in November 2011.
- Draya Michele (2013) – In June 2013, actress Draya and Bow Wow were seen getting cozy in a nightclub. They were also later seen making out.
- Ayisha Diaz (2014) – The Dominican model, Ayisha Diaz was RUMORed to have dated Bow Wow in 2014.
- Erica Mena (2014-2015) – The American actress, model, author and recording artist, Erica Mena started dating Bow Wow in March 2014. The couple got engaged after six months of dating in September 2014. They broke up in 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
- Tattooed arms and chest
- Rapping style
10 (US) or 9.5 (UK)
As Lil Bow Wow, the rapper appeared in a TV Commercial for the chocolate brand Twix.
The commercial songs for Candy Crush Soda Saga and Joyful Heart Foundation TV Commercial are also sung by Bow Wow.
Best Known For
Bow Wow is best known for his debut album, Beware of Dog released on September 26, 2000 (when he was 13), and sold about two million copies.
He is also known for his subsequent releases ‘Wanted’ (2005), ‘The Price of Fame’ (2006) and ‘Face Off’ (2007).
Bow Wow made his debut in the year 2000, at the age of 13, with his album Beware of Dog released via So So Def, and Columbia Records. It was certified as 2x Platinum in U.S. as it sold nearly 2,000,000 copies in the country.
Bow Wow first appeared in a supporting role as Jalil in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera, which was released in 2001.
First TV Show
Bow Wow first appeared as himself in the episode titled ‘No Free Samples’ of The WB’s sitcom The Steve Harvey Show that was aired in the year 2001.
Shad Moss, who is more popularly known as Bow Wow, believes in healthy living. Hence, he maintains a regular workout routine that includes going to gym. However, he attributes his slim figure to his good genes. He likes to have burgers and potato chips but does not overeat them. His body does not bear the signs of bodybuilding but has no fat as well that spoils the look.
Bow Wow Favorite Things
- Possession – Gold rope and pendant that is encrusted with green, blue and white diamonds
- Bathroom Fittings – A large shower
- Drink – Hawaiian Punch
- Car – Orange and Black Lamborghini
- Celebrity – Hillary Clinton
- Sports – Swimming and basketball
- Food / Cuisine – Italian
- TV Show – Monday Night Football (1970-Present)
- Football Team – Atlanta Falcons
- Movie – Scarface (1983)
Source – MTV.com, Kidzworld.com
Bow Wow Facts
- Bow Wow made his film debut in a lead role in 2002 with the movie Like Mike.
- Bow Wow dropped Lil’ from his name with the release of his third album ‘Unleashed.’
- The rapper started to get interested in rapping since the tender age of three. Under the name of ‘Kid Gangsta,’ he started his career in a recreational way. At the age of six, he became interested in N.W.A.
- Bow Wow was discovered by the famous rapper, Snoop Dogg in 1993 after he performed at a concert in Los Angeles. Snoop Dogg actually gave him the pet name Lil’ Bow Wow.
- Bow Wow was helped by producer Jermaine Dupri in framing his career. He met Jermaine at the age of eleven in 1998.
- The rapper had also undergone several legal issues. One of them is the order by a court to pay $3,000 a month in child support.
- Reportedly, Bow Wow claimed to be broke on October 2, 2012. It was told that he was only making $4,000 a month and had $1,500 left in his bank account.
- The rapper is also known to have his own clothing line named ‘Shago.’
- The rapper has acquired a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest rapper to have a #1 hit with his 2000 hit track “Bounce with Me.”