Shad Moss, formerly known as Bow Wow, is no longer a child star. In fact, today, he is the father to two kids of his own.
The Ohio rapper first rose to fame in 2000, following the release of his debut album Beware of the Dog. The record spawned hit singles like “Bounce With Me” and “Puppy Love,” before debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart.
As he continues to make strides in the entertainment industry, the “Like You” lyricist also embraces the role of a loving father to his children. Let's take a closer look at Bow Wow’s journey in parenthood and the bond he shares with his kids.
How many kids does Shad Moss have?
Shad welcomed his first child, Shai Moss, in 2011. The rapper announced the news after rumors about his personal life began to circulate online.
“I waited so long to tell yall the truth because I was nervous on how yall would look at me,” he wrote in a since-deleted message (per Billboard). “Yall know everyone makes a big deal out of everything I do.”
Shad went on to explain that he wished to keep his daughter’s life private, but that appears to have changed. She has an Instagram account that boasts more than 500,000 followers as of this writing.
Shad’s son, Stone Moss, was born in 2020, however, there was drama surrounding the child’s conception.
In September 2021, the rapper responded to a fan who asked if he was open to having more kids – and his response suggested that he was still a father of one. “Hello no. I'm fine [with] Shai!” he tweeted.
A month later, The Neighborhood Talk obtained documents confirming that the rapper had, indeed, fathered a second child.
Who are the mothers of Shad Moss’ children?
Shad shares children with Joie Chavis and Olivia Sky. However, he has a fractured relationship with both women. Joie was romantically linked to Diddy following her time with the Like Mike star and Shad appeared to take issue with their relationship.
“Me and dude, we definitely had our rep, but I’ll keep that between us,” Bow Wow said on The Baller Alert Show. He added: “There’s a conduct and code men go by and everyone knows certain things are off limits. Wives and baby mamas is just some s--t that, you know, you steer clear from.”
Shad also has beef with Olivia, and he makes no secret about it.
He took to Instagram in January 2023 and shared a message about the mother of his child (via The Shade Room) that caused a lot of backlash.
Netizens slammed Shad for his remarks, calling for him to be more respectful. While the rapper did not name Olivia, his diss was obviously aimed at the model. Olivia has not responded to the social media attack.