|Bow Wow Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||March 9, 1987|
Bow Wow is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Over the years, he had released multiple albums, tracks, and mixtapes including Doggy Bag, New Jack City II, The Price of Fame, Wanted, Beware of Dog, Unleashed, The Green Light, I’m Better Than You, Bow Wow (That’s My Name) (ft. Snoop Dogg), Take Ya Home, Shortie Like Mine (ft. Chris Brown and Johntá Austin), Like You (ft. Ciara), and Ain’t Thinkin’ ‘Bout You (ft. Chris Brown).
Shad Gregory Moss
Bow Wow, Bow Weezy, Bow Wizzle, Shad Moss, L B Dub, Kid Gangsta, Mr. BW
Bow Wow, Lil’ Bow Wow
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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 Preston Moss
- Mother – Teresa Rena Caldwell (née Jones)
- Siblings – Erica Caldwell (Sister)
- Others – Alfonso Preston Moss (Paternal Grandfather)
Bow Wow has been signed with –
- United Talent Agency, California, United States
- FYI Public Relations, Public Relations Agency, New York, United States
So So Def, Columbia Records, Cash Money, Republic Records, LBW, Bad Boy, Sony Urban, Death Row
His net worth had been $1.5 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
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.
- Kiely Williams
- Esther Baxter (2002-2003) – In August 2002, he started dating glamor model Esther Baxter but the duo separated the following year in May.
- Ciara (2004-2006) – Ciara Princess Harris, who is better known by her name Ciara, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, 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 photoshoot 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) – Actor 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.
- Kim Kardashian West (2007) – In September 2007, he had a fling with media personality, socialite, model, and businessperson Kim Kardashian West.
- Lisa Ann (2008) – He hooked up with adult star Lisa Ann in 2008.
- Jenna Shea (2009) – Glamor model and Bow Wow had an encounter in 2009.
- 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 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, actor, model, and dancer, Teairra Mari was in a relationship with Bow Wow from October 2009 to July 2010.
- Blac Chyna (2009-2010) – He started going out with model and socialite Blac Chyna in 2009 but they eventually broke up in 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.
- Nastassia Smith (2012) – In November 2012, he had an affair with reality television personality Nastassia Smith.
- Draya Michele (2013) – In June 2013, actor 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 actor, 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.
- Keyshia Cole (2016) – Singer-songwriter and television personality Keyshia Cole had a short-termed romance with Bow Wow from January to March 2016.
- Kiyomi Leslie (2017-2018) – In December 2017, he began dating glamor model Kiyomi Leslie but the romance ended after a few months and they broke up in October 2018.
- Olivia Sky (2019) – He hooked up with model Olivia Sky in October 2019 and they have a son named Prince.
Race / Ethnicity
Bow Wow is of African-American descent.
- Tattooed arms and chest
- Rapping style
10 (US) or 9.5 (UK) or 43 (EU)
As Lil Bow Wow, the rapper appeared in a TV Commercial for the chocolate brand Twix.
Bow Wow also appeared in Campbell’s Soup commercial in 2003. He has also appeared in the ‘Hot Pocket’ commercial with Kate Upton and Snoop Dogg.
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 the 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 the 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 – Seafood Alfredo
- Cuisine – Italian
- TV Show – Monday Night Football (1970-Present)
- Football Team – Atlanta Falcons
- Movie – Scarface (1983)
- Artist (As a Kid) – Michael Jackson
- Candy – Sour Patch Kids
- Actor – Don Cheadle
Source – MTV.com, Kidzworld.com, UsMagazine.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 at the tender age of 3. 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.”
- He was previously a big fan of WWE.
- Bow Wow likes eating chocolate chip cookies but without chips.
- He once received a painted portrait of him from a fan as a gift which he liked so much.
- As a kid, Bow Wow was afraid to watch the musical adventure fantasy movie The Wiz (1978).
- He loves using tech gadgets.
- He loves eating apple pie, but without the fruit.
- In a tribute to James Brown, he used to wear a towel as a cape growing up.
- He can do the moonwalk in a perfect way.
- He was starstruck and speechless when he first met Michael Jackson.
- He had failed the test for a learner’s license twice.
- While eating eggs, he only eats the white part of them.
- Bow Wow prefers wearing white t-shirts.
- His first car was a Nissan 350Z.
- In order to avoid kidnapping, his aunt used to have a secret code name for him.
- He likes to have everything neat and clean.
- If he has to live outside the U.S., he would prefer to live in Cape Town, South Africa.
- He has the habit of brushing his teeth while in the shower.
- Like many people, he also has a phobia of heights.
- In October 2013, he was confirmed as the host of BET’s 106 & Park.
- In September 2015, it was revealed that Bow Wow had signed a contract with Puff Daddy’s record label Bad Boy Records.
- In 2016, Bow Wow started serving as the host of the nighttime edition of the Australian Hit Network’s radio show RnB Fridays, titled RnB Friday Nights.
- In October 2016, he teamed up with Soulja Boy for a joint retail mixtape titled Ignorant Sh*t.
- In February 2019, Bow Wow was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, for battery after he was reportedly involved in a fight with a woman. Both parties were charged because they had suffered minor injuries.
- Bow Wow appeared as “Frog” on the third season of The Masked Singer in 2020. He finished in 3rd place.