Mr. Shad Moss aka Lil Bow Wow aka Bow showed he is all grown up during a recent interview with Larry King. He is now going by his government name to match his professional persona:
“The main thing… was branding. Bow Wow is someone who is totally different from Shad Moss. When I do my acting thing I never wanted people to say that he got this role because he’s a popular rap star. I wanted people in Hollywood to respect the fact that no, this young man got this role because he really can do it.”
The former 106 & Park host explained why the 14-year running BET video show went off the air:
“The reason why 106 went off is just the era that we’re in now. When music is concerned with tv, these kids are like ‘Why do I have to watch television when I can go online and I can see my favorite artist’s video like this [snaps finger].’ So it became a demand thing and kids being able to have access to things that they want in a second.”
Very well said, Shad. The rapper turned actor also spoke about his new role on CSI: Cyber which he landed after auditioning during a commercial break on 106, his summer wedding with reality star fiancé Erica Mena, and the launch of his new NDI vodka.
While Shad’s career is taking off as an actor and entrepreneur, he is sticking to his hip-hop roots. He stated that he has a song dropping at the end of the month with his uncle Snoop called “Can’t Wait.” He is also still kicking it with Jermaine Dupri who was on set of Larry King with him.
I have to say that Mr. Moss did an outstanding job handling his own with Larry King. He definitely is showing that he has was it takes to become a hip hop mogul. I have been impressed with Bow’s acting ability since Like Mike. I think he is a natural born actor and has the ability to go far in his career. If only he could leave Love & Hip Hop
groupies stars alone:-/
Watch excerpts from the interview below.