In a series of tweets, Bow Wow wrote, “Over 10 million sold, 6 arena tours, 10 top 10’s, a few number 4 platinum albums, 2 gold albums. I’M DONE. ‘Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure.’ over 10 million sold. This the last one. THANK YOU. Made over 20 million off rap. Why be greedy? I’m good with everything I accomplished. I made it to the White House.”
“My last album will be executive produced by my uncle Snoop and myself,” Bow Wow, 29, wrote on Instagram. “Since he brought me in the game, its only right I involve him and end it with him. IT’S OFFICIAL!!!! THIS S–T BOUT TO BANG ON MOMMAS! And we aiming and I’m talking RECKLESS on this album. NOBODY SAFE #DPG #ATK THE TITLE OF MY FINAL ALBUM ‘NYLTH.'”
Bow Wow (formerly Lil’ Bow Wow) burst onto the music scene in 2000 with Beware of the Dogg, his debut album. With Snoop Dogg as a mentor, he released songs like “Bounce with Me,” “Bow Wow (That’s My Name),” “Puppy Love,” “My Baby,” “Let’s Get Down” and many more. Since 2014, he has used his birth name, Shad Moss, professionally. In addition to music, he’s found success on the big and small screens, appearing in All About the Benjamins, CSI: Cyber, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Like Mike, Roll Bounce, Smallville and Ugly Betty.
After one fan said they thought he retired in 2007, Bow Wow tweeted, “Just decided to get movie and TV money. Crazy how when JT did what I did NO ONE hated. I do it, its he fell off etc.” He referenced Justin Timberlake in yet another tweet Monday, writing, “When I decided to take years off to do TV and film, they said I fell off. When JT did it, nobody questioned that.”
And if anyone doubts his retirement will last, Bow Wow took to Instagram to reiterate that he will be focused on new endeavors. “I’m NOT coming back wearing the 4-5,” he said. “ITS OVER.”