Goodbye Bow Wow, hello Shad Moss. In an Instagram video message posted over the weekend, 106 & Park host Bow Wow shared with fans that he wants to be referred to by his legal name going forward.
“ANNOUNCEMENT: After BET Awards, I will no longer go by Bow Wow! I’m going by my real name, “Shad Moss,” we made alot of history as Bow Wow,” the 27-year-old captioned the Instagram video. “Now it’s time for the next chapter and challenge. Bow wow does not fit who I am today. I’m a father, businessman, TV host, actor and rapper! Time for Mr. Moss to take over!”
Moss kicked off his career with the moniker Lil Bow Wow, releasing his first album, Beware of Dog, in 2000 at age 13. In 2002, the rapper dropped the Lil from his stage name, becoming just Bow Wow.
So we guess this means no more songs rapping about Mickey Mouse chains?
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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