Bow Wow Tweets about Death Row Records, Social Media Pokes Fun

Bow Wow goes on Twitter tirade, claims he’ll quit rap, ‘go work at GameStop’

Another day, another Bow Wow Twitter rant.

This time, the once kid rapper/teen heartthrob has vowed to quit his stalled music career, sale all of his possessions and work at GameStop in a now deleted tweet.

» RELATED: Bow Wow corrects those who joke on him for Death Row tweet

The 31-year-old rapper, who experienced success with Atlanta’s So So Def label with songs like “Shortie Like Mine” and “Take Ya Home,” leaned into the latest Twitter rant early Monday morning after someone responded to a tweeted image of Bow Wow and an unnamed woman with the reply “Once a cheater, always cheater.” 

Rather than ignore the shady comment, Bow Wow responded, saying he would pay some one to “slap” her. The contentious exchange led the rapper, real name Shade Moss, to declare that he wanted to quit his career for a happier life. 

He wrote:

“Ima quit all this (expletive). Down size my home. Sale everything. And go work at gamestop. Id probably be the happiest man in the world. Trade my cars in and buy a PROBE.”

In a second tweet, he admitted he needed to see his therapist, because he was “seeing red” and could possibly “do something stupid to someone today.”

» RELATED: Why Twitter is laughing at Bow Wow

The Ohio rapper shared all these gripes before 7 a.m., but by lunchtime the tweets had vanished. In the last year, Bow Wow has announced he’s had suicidal thoughts and bickered with Twitter users about his Death Row Records affiliation. Two years ago, he also announced his retirement from rap. He just dropped a new single over the weekend.

In this particular Twitter beef, many Twitter fans took Bow Wow’s anguish as their comeuppance. Since he offered his belongings, his tweets led many to jokingly ask for money.


Some fans expressed annoyance with the rapper’s seemingly endless complaints about the rap career that brought him such monetary success.


Other fans took Monday’s morning diatribe as a cry for help and a sign that social media should give Bow Wow a break.


Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

About the Author