Bow Wow Changing Name


Pound Puppy.

Bow Wow’s ready to stomp with the big dogs. Over the weekend, Bow announced on his Instagram page that after the BET Awards this Sunday, he wants to be known by his government name, Shad Moss. Good luck with that, bruh.

ANNOUNCEMENT: After BET awards i will no longer go by Bow Wow! Im going by my real name “Shad Moss” we made alot of history as bow wow. Now its time for the next chapter and challenge. Bow wow does not fit who i am today. Ima father, business man, TV host, Actor, and rapper! Time for MR Moss to take over!


UPDATE: Change or no change.

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  • Kingly_Caracter

    Not sure it will make a difference in the peoples eyes…dude is underrated unfortunately.

  • PTK

    Meanwhile Snoop, Ice cube, LL and Queen Latifah can do everything he’s done and more without a name change. The truth is his name doesn’t hold much weight.

    • Cmon Son

      Which of them began their career as a child superstar?

      • Epul

        I mean snoop was 17 and LL was 16

      • PTK

        child “superstar” is pushing it, still what difference does it make? he was never hannah montana. he wants to change his name but show me the growth and maturity.

        • Cmon Son

          His first album was triple platinum…play semantics all the fuck you want that nigga was a star & last I checked 18 isn’t a child

          • PTK

            i’ll give you one star, but you said “superstar” and that’s like calling a “christian scientist” a physicist. let’s just keep it 100. this little guy wants to escape the name he’s built for himself over the past 20 years cuz he thinks the grass is greener on the other side. But he’s already done 10 movies as bow wow aaand he’s one of the few that has been allowed to grow up in the public eye. unless he’s running for public office he should just roll with it. this is prolly just another public breakdown for lil shad.

          • Cmon Son

            His first album outsold Drake’s first two combined…son was a superstar, you’re splitting hairs

          • PTK

            different era my man, even chingy went triple platinum. Facts only.

          • Cmon Son

            Nah, actually he didn’t. Facts only.

          • I Run This….

            Chingy went triple platinum..

          • Nah


    • Uncle Tom

      You do realize snoop has changed his name twice now right?

      • PTK

        yeah from calvin broadus to snoop and from snoop to snoop. beat it.

        • Uncle Tom

          Snoop dogg, snoop lion which he made a whole fucking movie about and we have snoopzilla. Know what your talking about before you rush to your computer. Keyboard warrior faggot

          • PTK

            snoop doggy dogg, snoop dogg, snoopy snoop, snoopzilla, snoop lion, big snoop dogg…see where i’m going with this?

  • nah nigga everybody callin u bow wow and nothing u can do bout it

  • drewsmit24

    If this post makes it above “0.0” im buyin lunch for everyone

  • Bruh Bruh


    thanks to Rap Radar for the update, now I can sleep!!!!

    fuck outta hurrrrrr…who the FUCK cares

  • Cmon

    Y’all are really some nerd niggas for that pound puppy headline. Salute to Shad

  • McCody Lee

    His entourage need to follow his lead. Looks like a bunch of over the hill ass niggas trying to be young running behind a former child star. SMH.

    • Kingly_Caracter

      They look like regular dudes tho??? Explain what you mean…genuinely confused.

      • Mcodoy lee2

        The nigga sucking the hookah dick is 47 #factsonly Nigga BOW WOW Runnin wit Senior Citizens

        • Kingly_Caracter

          Ahhhh…Carry on then. LMAO!

        • Hussle


  • Hussle

    We gonna call you Lil Bow Wow nigga!

  • Epul

    Niggas never even dropped the “Lil” tho..

  • polopolo1

    I thought “bow wow” was the name change? We used to call this nigga “lil”bow wow didn’t we?

  • intelligentsoul

    He should change it lil bow wow

  • Damien Rome

    Yo, I was ready to hate when I saw the title of this post, but Shad Moss is solid. Good job G.

  • shaolinninja

    hookah is so fuckin wack…smoke weed everyday

  • Strong Enough

    mothafucka listen to my advice.



    …………HA!!!! SHUT UP BOW WOW!!!!


  • poetmm .

    Good for you do whatever makes you happy.

  • FactsOnly

    so he wont be calling himself Wizzle anymore??? Great day for hip hop!

  • LookingAssNigga

    you still lil bow wow in my eyes fuck boy

  • Henry Femi

    if you’re gonna change name, make it worth the while, just add a biblical name to ur real name, so that you actually stand for something. i suggest Shad Zion Moss