Bye bye, Bow Wow! The rapper announced on Aug. 8 that he’ll be releasing his final album and then retiring from rapping for good…even though he’s been fairly MIA for the last several years. After his announcement, fans couldn’t help mocking Bow Wow’s career on Twitter!
Bow Wow is bringing his rap career to an end, but according to fans, that ship sailed a while ago. The 29-year-old rapper (whose real name is Shad Moss) took to Twitter to reveal his retirement on Aug. 7, announcing that he would be making one more album titled NYLTH and then focusing on his acting career. With his last studio album being released in 2009, though, Bow Wow’s fans were surprised to hear that rap was still even on his radar — and they let him know that!
“Trending: Bow Wow Retires from Rap Game. Me: When Was He Ever in the Rap Game?” one fan tweeted. Another person mentioned how long he’s been away from rapping, “Bow wow came out of retirement to tell us he’s retiring lmao.” And that’s just the beginning! See some of the reaction tweets below:
Trending: Bow Wow Retires from Rap Game. Me: When Was He Ever in the Rap Game?
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 8, 2016
Bow Wow retired from rap the same way you quit your job in the parking lot after security put you out and took your lanyard
— MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) August 8, 2016
Bow wow came out of retirement to tell us he's retiring lmao
— yonas (@Yansii_) August 8, 2016
I don't give a shit that bow wow retired from rap honestly thought he was done in like 2005 😂
— Dylan Baker (@D_BAK3R) August 8, 2016
Bow Wow at his retirement party from rap pic.twitter.com/Us5glMVYKl
— Suge Night Shyamalan (@B_Effin_G) August 7, 2016
Bow wow is acting like people are actually checking for his music 😩
— Queen LaFleekah✨ (@_jadorececexo) August 8, 2016
VMA's giving bow wow a lifetime achievement award or nah?
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) August 8, 2016
Top 3 Bow Wow songs:
— Kick (@MatthewKick) August 8, 2016
Bow Wow announced his retirement from music? Who will I lean on now, for music to blast in my Walkman? 🤔
— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) August 8, 2016
Bow Wow is such a humble dude. He interacts with all 20 of his fans.
— Dré (@JusDreG) August 8, 2016
The “Fresh Azimiz” rapper already fired back at the haters, defending himself by declaring that he took time off from rapping to pursue other endeavors like acting. Plus, Bow Wow reminded fans that he made more than $20 million from his rap career and even made it to the White House in his rap glory days — it’s tough to say that’s not impressive!
A release date for NYLTH has yet to be revealed, but it will be produced by Snoop Dog. Considering Snoop played an integral part in shooting Bow Wow to success back in the day, this last album will likely sound a lot like the material that he released in the 2000s. Haters or no haters, Bow Wow seems ready to go out with a bang!
HollywoodLifers, are you bummed that Bow Wow is retiring from music? Will you be getting his new album? Tell us in the comments below!