Shad Moss first introduced himself as a pint-sized rapper with a huge bark. He was Lil Bow Wow, a kid on a mission to be the best rapper alive. With hits like “Basketball” and “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)”, he was on his way to achieving that goal. Fast forward to today, Moss is now a television personality, an actor, and engaged to Love and Hip Hop’s Erica Mena. He’s all grown up now so watching these throwback videos will definitely put you in a time warp.
“Bow Wow (That’s My Name)” by Lil Bow Wow featuring Snoop Dogg (2000)
Moss as Lil Bow Wow and mentor Snoop Dogg link up to let the people know who Bow Wow really is. According to the video, girls love him so much that they chase after him in mobs and the only way to escape them is morphing into a real dog. And believe it or not, that’s not the strangest part of the video. While escaping from a crazy group of fans, Moss gets thrown out of his escape vehicle by Limp Bizkit. “Puppy Love” by Lil Bow Wow featuring Jagged Edge (2001)
Even as a tween, Moss had a way with the ladies. The most notable lady in this video is Beyonce’s sister Solange, who plays Moss’ love interest. She’s clearly a lot older than him in the video but that doesn’t stop him from showing her a good time at his indoor basketball court, private ball pitt and local chicken spot.
“Like You” by Bow Wow featuring Ciara (2005)
Moss is an engaged man now but back then, he had a thing for R&B princess Ciara. This throwback video of when these two were dating shows real puppy love and how much time has gone by since this song hit the charts. Moss is committed to reality star Erica Mena and Ciara has a baby on the way with rapper Future.
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