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Times are hard right now for most rappers -- including washed up rappers like Chad "Bow Wow" Moss, who desperately need club bookings to make ends meet.

Bow Wow responded to criticism after a video went viral of him performing at a crowded club in Houston, Texas, on Friday night amid the Democrat-controlled pandemic.

The footage showed the rapper performing at Cle Houston without a mask, and the majority of the audience was also mask-free -- despite the fact that the club's website states that masks are required inside the venue.

This is not unusual: Georgia and other states that are not Democrat-controlled are wide open and many residents don't wear masks.

Democrat-controlled states are about to turn up now that the election is over.

"Scrubs" star Zach Braff is among those who are waiting for the corporate news media to tell them it's safe to go outside without masks on.

Braff shared a video, writing alongside it: "I thought about it and have decided I'm not willing to die for Bow Wow."

Responding to the backlash on Saturday in a series of since-deleted tweets, Bow Wow said he followed Covid-19 protocols until the moment he stepped onstage.

"Man i been hosting parties all last year. I wore my mask in the club. I cant host with that thing on [sic]," he wrote. "I promise my mask i wore in the club up until i got on the mic. That simple. Keep sanitizer on me at all times." Bow Wow also claimed he was tested for Covid-19 "twice" ahead of the gig.

He added that the rules -- which changed constantly during the outbreak -- differ depending on which state you are in: "Man Texas is open. Atl (Atlanta) is open. I cant help I live in a city where we been open since last spring [sic]."

When one of his followers griped that people are getting "tired of this Covid bullsh*t... and wanna get out of the house", Bow Wow replied: "Agreed".
 

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