Bow Wow has finally come clean about being a new daddy.
Last week Bow Wow’s mom all but blew his cover when she tweeted about her granddaughter Shai. Without denying her comments, he said that he’d let fans know what was going on in his life if there were big news.
Today he made good on that promise. The rapper posted an open letter to his fans on his website confirming what many of his coy tweets about someone special had been hinting at. But it took a lot for him to work up the courage to make the announcement because he was scared of how the public would react.
"I felt as if i had no purpose to live(Thinking selfishly) until god gave me the illest gift of my life," Bow Wow wrote in a letter to his fans after revealing that he’d been in a very dark, suicidal place before his daughter was born. "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."
Now that his baby Shai is here, he admits that he has changed and is a better person overall. The proud papa also revealed that having a girl made him rethink how he treated another important lady in his life.
He added, "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 can’t get enough of his baby girl, but he doesn’t get as much time with her as he would like. Truth be told, he wants Shai to live with him, but she’s currently staying with her mother, a former music video dancer and model named Joie. And if the rapper wants to see his daughter, he’s got to hop a five-hour flight to do it.
Complicating matters, the rapper implies that his relationship with Shai’s mother may be strained. "The bs that comes with having a baby momma is expected," Bow Wow wrote. "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."
Bow Wow, who is very protective of Shai, isn’t crazy about releasing pictures of his little girl because he wants her to have a normal childhood. However, he will give the world of glimpse of her in the upcoming documentary Who Is Shad Moss. Check out the trailer below.
— Sonya Eskridge