Bow Wow: “I Wanted To Take My Life”

Published: Wednesday 6th Jul 2011 by Sam

In an open letter to fans, rapper Bow Wow made a number of revelations. Not that we ever noted there to be overwhelming interest, but  the 24 year old, real name Shad Moss, was reportedly addressing hearsay that he had a daughter – hearsay he ultimately confirms as true.

However, perhaps most noteworthy in the lengthy note was Moss’ statement about wanting to commit suicide.

Read his comment in its entirety after the jump…

Let me start off by saying i love my fans. With out yall i wudda been left the game. For the past 3 years i been batteling life. Even thought about taking my own. I felt like as a kid i did everything and saw everything too fast which spoiled my adult years. I felt as if i had no purpose to live(Thinking selfishly) until god gave me the illest gift of my life. No lambo, no blk card nuffn ammounts to my lil girl. I waited so long to tell yall the truth because i was nervous on how yall would look at me. Yall know everyone makes a big deal out of everything i do. I wanted to be 1st n let yall know the real.

My lil girl is getting BIG fast. i love every minute of it. She inspires me to go harder.Even made me treat my mother better, its like it made me into a man over night. Never been a fan of posting pix of my daughter. Reason is because i want my boo boo to have everything i didnt. Want her to be able to cheerlead with her lil friends with out some asshole sticking his camera all in my lil girl face. I know how fame is. I missed out on so much that i now know how important it is to cherish and have those things in your life. Yes! I change diapers. Aint as bad as i thought hahaha. I want her to live with me so bad. Jus us 2. Thats my dream man but fellas yall know how it go. Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that! So i have to fly 5 hrs away to see her. I find myself going into my i phone book jus lookn at pix of her. Sometimes i tear up cuz i just cant believe it brotha be emotional. All in all im good. This is my 1st. I know all my fans gone support me and ride for her like yall been doin my whole career. To the ones that say “Im heart broken how can he do that to us” well i do have a life thats not all about movies or making albums. Im 24 now. I cant wait 4eva. Im happy and if your a fan then ud be happy too cuz yall gone be with me every step of the way. The bs that comes with having a baby momma is expected. So i neva trip. Jus gotta suck it up keep chin high and try not let her get the best of my feelings by playin them stupid games. Ima stay positive and keep maintaining long as i got yall i cant lose. I love yall. And shai shai daddy love u too! Wizzle!!!!

Cash Money/Young Money

Again, not quite sure when the rumour-mill was ever in overdrive about anything Bow Wow related (sans Omarion). However, it’s good to see him in a better place mentally. Congrats to him.

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  1. myke757 July 6, 2011


  2. JJFAN1814 July 6, 2011

    YALL SAY HE 22



  3. Myrl22 July 6, 2011


  4. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 6, 2011

    This is why kids should stick to being just students and leave the professional life and the career to adults. And the most tragic of all is that he got his 15 minutes of fame when he was a kid and now that he’s trying to come back as a mature man, his time is up. Good to see him in a good place, though. Why doesn’t he leave with the baby’s mother, btw??

  5. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 6, 2011

    *live with the baby’s mother…

  6. 2bad2bme July 6, 2011

    i feel Bow Wow is an opportunist. He tries every way to get attention some how because he is not as famous anymore how he once was. Famous people seem to not realize folks that live an everyday life go through so much more but it’s unnoticed because they are not in the lime light. What i feel Bow Wow need to do and also many other artist, STOP talking about your problem like we want to donate money to you because we have problems of our. START making good music to help us over come our situations because, after all that’s basically why people love musical artist anyway am i right?

  7. bey’knight July 6, 2011


    i reckon they’re not in good terms. it obviously wasnt a planned conception but children are God’s gift nonetheless.

    i agree he seems to be in a better place mentally. here’s hopin he stays tha way

    i hope will n jada will consider this b4 they rob willow of her childhood

  8. devon July 6, 2011

    Boo hoo take a xanex & get over it. I understand what he is saying because it is important to have a regular grounded life before fame but I’m tired of celebs trying to get sob stories because they were OVER PRIVLEdGED when their is other s*** I can feel sorry for(casey anthony)…2. Bow wow took himself so serious for so long & wondered why people people don’t consider him “one of the best”rappers, well he didn’t write his rhymes until his last album & that crap album he did with omarion..then when he’s given oppurtunities he’s gonna go & do some kinda predictable song with chris brown(shorty like mine?)..then he’s a typical fake rapper…he claims all these hoods & I’m like when did you have enough time to gangbang & sell crack as you claim you did on njc2..and your from ohio bow. Not ATLANTA…and this paragrauph sums up why his career is ain’t about transition problems look @ soulja boy he makes way more money gets way more respect cause he actually writes&produces his music so even if soulja sells 10,000 copies he makes 100,000

  9. Tigerlashes July 6, 2011

    Love me some wow, but i hear him on the baby mumma ish, females are too harsh. He probably got better surroundings and security for his kid too. Happy for him though.

    B****** huh? Fella’s need to think twice before they take a bite!

  10. Chinny July 6, 2011

    He can’t speak proper English?

  11. Yall Are Too Fake July 6, 2011

    Shoulda saved his money instead of buying Diamonds.

  12. Delilah Siver Monroe July 6, 2011

    Should of used a condom. This guy does not have money coming in like he use to. How is he going to take care of this child for 18+ years. I give it 2 years (or less), and the baby momma will be labeling him a deadbeat dad, and take his a$$ to court for back payment on child support.

  13. perhaps July 6, 2011

    agree w/ 2bad2bme and devon
    Bow wow is always crying about something he acts like he is so famous but yet no one cares for valid reasons.

  14. nice_gurl July 6, 2011

    Well, he shouldn’t have made the girl pregnant, but either way, at least he’s there for the kid. I agree with bey’knight & asap. Children should not find fame so quickly. Willow and Jaden are way too young to be singing and performing at Grammy awards. They haven’t even had proper life experiences yet, so where’s the inspiration for the music?

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