Rapper Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, has come full circle. Bow Weezy was a toddler barely out of diapers when he grabbed a mic to spit a few bars for rapper Snoop Dogg.

Now he's a grown man, at 24, with a baby of his own. In an emotional open letter to his fans, Bow Wow gushed about the new love of his life, his daughter, Shai, whom he affectionately refers to as "boo boo."

"God gave me the illest gift," he wrote on his blog, "she inspires me to go harder. Even made me treat my mother better, its like it made me into a man over night."

The baby's mom is video model @Miss_Joie.

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.

Source: RR

  • WalkingKontradiction

    Wow....sounds like he is truly embracing fatherhood... :claps:

  • http://www.twitter.com/istan4songz jbaby81

    Good for him!!! :pacifier:

  • KsMommy

    Words of advice. He has the means and funds to move to wherever his daughter is, why not? And the baby doesn't "have" to stay with the mom. At this age, she shouldn't be flying across country, but when she's older I'm sure a custody arrangement can be worked out.

    I think he should retire.

  • GAGIRL87

    Good for Bow I'm gonna refrain from being a b*itch on this post so many things I wanna say :cry:

  • miamore1973

    Aw that's good for the little fellow. I'm happy for him. I think he should retire also. Look into other avenues. He's been in the spotlight for his entire life basically. It's time to stand back and maybe think of other investments. Definately get out of the rap game. Maybe go on and do some serious acting.

  • Starr

    Good for him!! He sounds like he's matured.

    I have alot of questions...but I won't ask em

  • TruGemini

    So he definitley makes it plain and clear that he ain't checkn for no type of relationship with "boo boo's" mama aka a random video hoe vixen... :rolleyes:

    Did they ever get that paternity test? I guess so. And I wonder what other rappers were baby daddy contenders. :think:

    Glad the baby is healthy. That's really the only good thing I have to say about this situation...

  • xamaycan

    Aww what a beautiful pic and letter! Very nice. My fiance was soo emotional when we had our son (his first)! Completely changed him too. Nice to see a man embrace fatherhood and adore his baby.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    well isnt that sweet... :clap:

    go'head Bow Wow....but why were u treating ur mama like crap tho?

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Good for him! I hope she continues to be his ray of light!! If anything, she gives him a reason to be a better man, person, son, and friend.

  • Tatted Diva

    HIIIIIIS, HEY MAMA! HOW ARE YOU??? :kiss:
    GAGIRL, those are some banging footwear! :yes:

    I'm confused BECAUSE on my way to lunch, I was listening to the local radio station in Columbus, OH (107.5), where Bow Wow is originally from, AND it indicated that HE DENIED THAT WAS HIS BABY! So confused am I ! :think:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Congrats to BOW WOW I pray whatever plagued him to think about taking his life is remedied becuz while a new baby is one the most joyous moments in one's life - if he still has issues eventually she won't be enough to distract them.

    I too wonder why he was treating his mother bad...

  • Anna

    His_Mommy623 says:

    well isnt that sweet…

    go’head Bow Wow….but why were u treating ur mama like crap tho?

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    I don't think he did, just learned to appreciate her more. My son has a daugher and it's the greatest thing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFBNflNX-U OHoney

    :applause: he sounds soooooooo proud

  • CFREE

    WalkingKontradiction says:

    Wow….sounds like he is truly embracing fatherhood…

    I love the gravi :thumbsup: and BIG UPS to BOW WOW! :applause:

  • GAGIRL87

    @ His :waves:

    @ Tatted thanks boo :waves:

  • StillASassyOne

    @GAGirl

    I'll be the b*tch for you.

    - Why is it "bull" that the baby is staying with her mother?
    - Why is the mother good enough to have your baby but not be your wife?
    - Why would you only wnat to have that little girl be with you 24/7 and no interaction with her mother at all?
    - Where were the Trojans?
    - Why are you gushing about the fact that you have now made your daughter another statistic of the out-of-wedlock, single parent home?
    - Why were you mistreating your mother in the 1st place, azzhole?
    - I'm glad that tyour daughter made you a better "human", but my brother, you are still nowhere near a "man."
    - And I'm not dissapointed in you at all, from the last few years of your YouTube videos, I totally expected this.
    - Save your next letter for when you feel some woman is worthy enough for you to be a "stand-Up Man" and marry her before making her your personal cum-station.

    Signed,

    Annoyed That You Think You've Actually Accomplished Something Because You Are Doing What Everybody Else Is....

  • GAGIRL87

    Cfreeeeee :waves:

  • Fayla

    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.
    _____________
    Side-eye like a mf! maybe he should have thought of that B4 this baby came AND if he wants her that bad file 4 joint custody! wasn't he denying the child this whole time? I wouldn't be happy to find that out if i was his daughter :coffee:

  • GAGIRL87

    @ Sassy you said EVERY thing I was gonna say boo I :heart: you ...

  • lovezoe

    How you write such a sweet letter, then negate it all with negativity? He could have left the issues with Shai's mom out of it. Hold my mule.

  • Feline Feminine

    :hahaha: @Sass I can't! :wail:

  • StillASassyOne

    One more question:

    - Why is this little girl your "life" now, but upon being an embryo and later birthed, she was a "bother" from some vid chick you screwed, no reason to show up to a baby shower, and later just a reason for you to demand a paternity test?

    IJS....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    I love that btch SASO like no other :hahaha: :hump:

    umm @GA *while rubbing ur ankles* hand em over *points toes so u can slide them bad boys on me*

    Tatted :hug: sup suga?

  • StillASassyOne

    @GaGirl
    :-D

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    *grabs a hnadful of OHoney*

    Cfreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :boobs:

    Feline! Meowwwwwwwwwwww

  • NaijaGal

    @ SASO :applause:

  • Feline Feminine

    @His :boobs:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    SERIOUSLY @GA! Gimme the damn shoes :crying:

    *falls to the floor with my feet in the air*
    why must u taunt me woman.... I just purchased some wedges from Aldo and I dnt wna wear em cus they are so beautiful *wipes tear*

    *writes a Bow Wow-like letter about my wedges*

  • lady_cn

    Granted I know this is no essay or professional letter however, I am going to need that boy to next time get someone else to read before he posts something like that for everyone to read. While it is sweet (until you get to the end), he clearly shows why children should stay in school.

    I hope he pushes his little one to stay in school. :coffee:

  • WalkingKontradiction

    @Cfree, thanks, but which one do you see? I just changed it so not sure what shows.

    @Sasso: I would love to represent Shad and attempt to answer your questions as his not-so-publicist:

    Why is it “bull” that the baby is staying with her mother?

    *Because I said so

    Why is the mother good enough to have your baby but not be your wife?

    *Actually she was only good enough to fck & sck, the baby was an accident *serious face*

    Why would you only wnat to have that little girl be with you 24/7 and no interaction with her mother at all?

    *Isn't it obvious? She will teach her how to booty-pop & have my lil girl in the next rapper's video and I would NEVER want my daughter growing up in such an environment cause I know how we do those hoes. *again serious face*

    Where were the Trojans?

    * Where you think? At CVS, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, just pick your fave store, I'm sure you'll find them there

    Why are you gushing about the fact that you have now made your daughter another statistic of the out-of-wedlock, single parent home?
    * I have the funds necessary to support her, so why does any of that even matter? *another serious face*

    Why were you mistreating your mother in the 1st place, azzhole?
    *Now this I'm ashamed to admit, but it's because there was no one else around for me to be angry with, daddy ain't around so hey....

    I’m glad that tyour daughter made you a better “human”, but my brother, you are still nowhere near a “man.”
    *You know if I were Chris Brown I would toss a chair at this very moment, but instead I will just make a youtube video about how whack you are and have all my friends laugh at you...THERE!

  • Feline Feminine

    Like Sass pretty much summed up, Bow Wow has ALOT of growing to do still...I won't judge him for the dumb chit he pulled prior to the birth of his daughter (charge to him being young and immature), hopefully he learned a valuable lesson that this is a LIFE he's now dealing with and this child is depending on HIM and her MOTHER to guide her in the right direction throughout life...But that little dig at his baby's mother was stupid and childish...a grown man would know the importance of a daughter being with her mother and he would do what it takes to remain a strong force in her life along with the mother...smh...

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    AWW ALL CUUTE AND STUFF :grin: :pacifier:

  • GAGIRL87

    @ His are you in GA boo meet me @ the South Dekalb mall this Satday :hugs:

    @ WalkingKontradiction says: :mad: :smack:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw1unW4m6DU JayYellaLover

    He's a lucky man to have a beautiful healthy daughter by a such beautiful woman. :)

    Congrats to Bow Weezy.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    SASO
    You laid it out my girl!!! :claps:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    @GA (the love of my shoe whoring life :love: ) no, I'm not but somehow some way I will be at this location on saturday :lol:

    :rofl: @Walking :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw1unW4m6DU JayYellaLover

    @GAGIRL87 says:

    His are you in GA boo meet me @ the South Dekalb mall this Satday
    =-=---=-=-==-

    Are you yellaboned? Cause I'll be there :cheers:
    (Even though I don't shop at South Dekalb) :hurl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    Nigga sound bytch made. SMH.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    WELL YALL HAVE A GOOD ONE BACK TO WORKING AND LURKN :waves:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @man take ur culo to the underground and read my fukn email bruh please and thank u :grin: :blow: :jack:

  • MzDimplez1123

    Gonna play Devil's Advocate here but,

    He never said he was treating him mom bad just that having Shai in his life was making him treat her better. *Meaning he could've been treating mama good now he's treating her great*

    I didn't take the he wishes he could have her all the time to mean he didn't want her with her mom either, just that he loves her so much that he wishes she was constantly with him and not 5hours away. Flip side to that is, maybe he knows something about her mom that would make him mean the comment the way most of you took it, iono because I don't know him or her and i;m just speculating.

    I think he meant no harm with his letter, I think he just got all emotional and like all written word, ppl interpreted it as they wanted and not necessarily as he meant it.

    JMO

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :applause: @ Walking

    that was funny :lol:

  • GAGIRL87

    JayYellaLover says:

    @GAGIRL87 says:

    His are you in GA boo meet me @ the South Dekalb mall this Satday
    =-=—=-=-==-

    Are you yellaboned? Cause I’ll be there
    (Even though I don’t shop at South Dekalb)

    You playing right??? :blink:

    @ His daymn boo :( we will figure some out :thinking:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @SASS

    :smack:
    :no:
    Every woman ain't 'posed to get married. Some of 'em are just for flucking.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @dimpz :hug: u always see the silver lining :kis: maybe hell we dont know what bowizzle was thinking :)

  • sexyphillygirl

    Sorry I could not read it, I hate the way the younger generation writes smh, I truly feel sorry for them but Bow Wow will never fill out a job application so I guess he can get away with it but it still is aggravating to read.

  • Fayla

    :rofl: @ Walking! nice :grill:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    *rubs on Dimpz bewbs* U tell em grl! :boobs:

    @GA :crying:

    Laker! *squeezes lime on chi chis* :tittays:

  • Fayla

    Heyyy Lakes!!! :waves:
    Bye Lakes :bye:

  • Fayla

    HISSSSSSSS!!! Sup Sexci :waves:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    Faylaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :yahoo:

    hey purdii mama :hug:

  • MzDimplez1123

    LAKES! :hug:

    I could be wrong as hell but, i'm not gone bash the boy when I don't know exactly how he meant it.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @HIS U WANT SOME SALT ON THEM TOO THE TEQUILA IS A LIL BIT LOOOOOOWER :boobs:
    @FAY :lol: HEY MA IM LOCA I COME IN AND OUT TRYING TO WORK BUT CHIT IS BOOOORING!! :yawn:

  • MzDimplez1123

    :rofl: @ Walking

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Dimpz Lakes His Fayla everyone else :waves:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @DIMPZ TRUE THAT WHO KNOWS WHAT HE WAS FEELING OR THINKING AT THE TIME :shrug: WHATS FOR LUNCH? :popcorn: <<watermelon

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    How you go from braggin on all your records about how great your life is to talkin bout you thought about killing yourself? :shrugs:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @CHOCOFIIIEDHIPPIENIPI!! :kiss: HEY THERE

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShOQQOy5pf8 LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    HIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sup *head nod*

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    WERE AL BEEN?? ITS BEEN QUIET IN THIS BISH!! :waiting:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Man......You know ppl in the spotlight be frontin about how great life is. That's why I don't believe the persona half the entertainers project, you don't know how they feel behind closed doors.

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Lakes...I'm starving and Kingston told me to go to Chik-fil-A

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShOQQOy5pf8 LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Laker he got a new job

  • MzDimplez1123

    AL has gone ByeBye Lakes :wail:

  • vjackson

    Oh goody, another black baby born to unmarried parents who dislike each other. She's now a member of 70% of the black population. At least BowWow (maybe) has the funds to take care of his baby.

  • Mother Jefferson

    Maybe CB needs to have a child next? :shrug:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Damn so married couples turn out better babies I don't get why unmarried has anything to do with him manning up and being a father! :shrugs:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShOQQOy5pf8 LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Choco I thought " mannin up" would be ownin up to his responsibility and being a good father

  • sexyphillygirl

    @Choco-I never understand why people say that either, a man is a man married or not. He may have matured being a new father because now he has a responsibility to take care of.

    Everybody live their lives differently....JMO

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Mother Jefferson........... :nono: CB and that kid would be throwing tantrums together.

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    :claps: for Shad. I think some people are prone to automatically assume the worst when it comes to certain things (like this letter) because I didn't get anything negative out of it (spelling and grammatical issues aside). I doubt he was a bad son or treated his mother wrong, but parenthood makes you realize exactly how much your parents love and have gone through for you, which in turn makes you appreciate them more. Until you have kids there is no way you can fully appreciate what its like to be a parent and I think that's what he was trying to express. And imo he never denied the child just because he didn't comment on her birth and release pictures, which makes sense to me if there was any question in her paternity. Truth be told it's nobody's damn business and I can understand what he means in regards to the mama. Should he have married her... hell no, if they didn't have a healthy relationship. Yes marriage should come before babies but being raised by parents who hate each other can be more damaging to a child than being raised by 2 parents who are active just not together. And what I know of ol girl, she was running her mouth to blogs and on twitter about their business, that doesn't exactly make for a happy relationship :rolleyes:

    Oh yeah and many many many men don't attend baby showers :yawn: There was a time when men weren't even invited because they're meant for women. Hell, if I could have got away with it, I would have missed my own damn baby showers. And people forget these two were not a couple and therefore will not have the same relationship that two people in love (or like, lust, or pretend) will have when having a baby together

  • WalkingKontradiction

    Y'all know he would of said that ish. Lol, like all surprised & flabbergasted that anyone would even ask....I do give him props for being there though & wanting a relationship.:shrugs:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Ms. Everything..................That's how I took it too, I just didn't put it so eloquently. :yes:

  • StillASassyOne

    @Walking
    :lol: Thank you because some of those questions were driving me CRAZY! Glad to know his thought process behind some of it and I look forward to my personalized "YouTube" video!

    @Choco/Brown
    I think "manning" up is the same, hence why I said I hope he would become a "stand-up" guy later. In this case- that baby was an accident and he treated that aby (and the mother) as so right up until Maury announced the results. Shad gets no credit here. He's still an azz and the way he ignored the babymama and at first the baby until he got the results shows that he was not "manning up" on his ownn but rather just "manning up after closer srutiny."

    No cookies for Shad, here.

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    Mz.Dimpz I still haven't learned to say what I'm thinking without writing a damn essay lol

  • StillASassyOne

    "Yes marriage should come before babies but being raised by parents who hate each other can be more damaging to a child than being raised by 2 parents who are active just not together. And what I know of ol girl, she was running her mouth to blogs and on twitter about their business, that doesn’t exactly make for a happy relationship..."

    "And people forget these two were not a couple and therefore will not have the same relationship that two people in love (or like, lust, or pretend) will have when having a baby together..."

    All of the above is stuff that PROBABLY should have been thought about and deeply considered before:

    1) Sex
    2) Raw Sex
    3) Raw Sex that ended with vaginal ejaculation

    I'm just saying though...

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Ms...It's cool, I'm normally the same way but, i'm just not feeling it today. LOL

  • MZN

    another statistic... moving right along...

  • WalkingKontradiction

    @Sasso, no prob I just channeled Shad using my wicken skills (ala True Blood) & that's what he had to say...lol

  • Crickett

    Happy that this helped him look at his self as a man- instead of prison or death of a loved one. As a mother of a knucklehead, he could have done way worse and have his mother worrying about his fate. Peace and blessing Shad. So what on the relationship with the mother, he won't be the first celebrity to have a child out of wedlock- Halle Bery, Nia Long and more aren't running to the alter for a fairy tale- raise that child to love God and respect their parents and they will be just fine.

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    @Sassy if I was him and a jump off/video hoe told me she was pregnant I would be skeptical too since they're known for sleeping around with many men. How was he supposed to know it was his? Because she said so? HA!

  • http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5d5eb1d6c7/go-the-f-ck-to-sleep-as-read-by-samuel-l-jackson YSoSeriousPraisesBeigeBeysus

    @SASO

    I have boys and if they are still living in my house and being even partially supported by me they ain't doing sht for nobody until I see some DNA results. Sorry. :shrugs:

    Now I don't know Shad's reasoning but if he was thinking the same thing I can't fault him for it. As long as he's doing his duty now, I don't see a problem.

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    @Saso it should have but at the same time things happen. And no one knows for a fact he went raw, he could have wore protection or he could have slipped up but the child is here so saying what should have been done is pointless at this point. The only sure way to avoid unwanted pregnancies is to not have sex... period. Even the best birth control occasionally fails and anyone who says they have never gone unprotected at least once in their life is a lie. All they both can do now is raise their child, try to get along and do better from here on out :shrugs:

  • xoxoV76

    I'm glad that he finally came to terms in accepting/acknowledging his responsibility as a father. Let's hope he keeps it up. What bothers me is that he felt the need to bash his child's mother in the process of owning up to HIS responsibility. Why was it important for him to turn what should have been a beautiful moment of expression to his fans a quick bite mockery of his 'baby-mama.' So what he has baby-mama drama! That's usually TYPICAL when you don't know just WHO you are laying around in bed with. Like others, it's not a travesty that he has to FLY 5 hours to see his daughter. Is that a bad thing? How about move closer? Or how about stand up for your 'own' rights and get JOINT CUSTODY. I don't think his FANS needed to hear all that from a boy/man who claims to be owning up to his responsibility long after the child was born. He may be growing up, but it's obvious he has ALOT more to learn.

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    Thats whats up..Now him and his best friend Lou Williams can raise their baby daughters together..And i think it helps him to have a close friend like Lou to discuss daddy talk....

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Sass
    Im certain Shad isnt seeking cookies nor does he care about our views but I will give credit where credit is due - not for bashing I really try to find the good in each and every situation

  • Hard Hitter

    #FreshazImiz

  • Belle

    Ok yeah, he sounds happy to have a daughter but why he gotta throw his daughter's mom under the bus like that-and to fans???? Chile bye! He clearly hasn't reached the maturity of a man b/c it ain't nobody's business what HIS baby's mama is "doing" to him. He chose her so deal with it quietly and shut the heck up. He so worried about the camera not being on his baby but I tell you what...some lil crazed Bow Wow groupie will be talkin slick to his baby mama...hopefully not while lil mama is w/ her. He is doingtoomuch.com Lil ignant self. SMH. Beautiful baby, tho.

  • mirsmommy

    Congrats to Bow Wow on his new baby girl. I commend him for standing up, and taking care of his responsibility. He's doing way more than men his age, and older, so I respect him for that.

  • trenee

    love to see a standup man!

  • kingstonn

    :yawn:
    i'm still mad at bow wow for making me spend $6 from Uverse Movies to watch Lottery Ticket.. so um. congrats? i guess. :shrug: