Bow Wow Reveals Secret Daughter
The rapper stuns fans in a gushing online letter...
US rapper Bow Wow has stunned his fans by finally admitting he has recently become a father.
The Ohio star, real name Shad Gregory Moss, had previously denied reports that he had fathered a child, but came clean in a gushing online letter about baby daughter Shai yesterday.
The 24-year-old protege of Snoop Dogg reveled he’s tried to hide the birth of his daughter by ex-girlfriend Joie Chavis as he was nervous about telling his fans.
Bow Wow, who found fame at the tender age of 13, had talked previously about how the pressures of celebrity had caused him to contemplate suicide.
According to the star’s online letter, fatherhood was helping the rapper deal with his suicidal thoughts.
In the letter he wrote: "Let me start off by saying i love my fans. With out yall (you all) i wudda (would have) been (sic) left the game. For the past 3 years i (have) been batteling (sic) 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... until god gave me the illest gift of my life."
He adds: "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 (sic). 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."
Bow Wow also revealed that he wanted his daughter to be able to lead a normal childhood without the fame and celebrity that he endured at a young age.
"Reason is because i want my boo boo to have everything i didnt. Want her to be able to cheerlead with her lil friends without some a****** sticking his camera all in my lil girl face (sic).
"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."