Yesterday, 106 & Park Host Shad “Bow Wow” Moss appeared on daytime talk show “Anderson Live” to discuss fatherhood and a couple of other topics with Anderson and his co-host Snooki of “Jersey Shore.” Of course parenting and baby talk was the most popular subject as Snooki and Bow Wow are both new-ish parents.
During the interview, Bow Wow lit up when discussing his daughter Shai and wasted no time chiming in with Snooki as she discussed the joys of being a parent and even shared that he loves fathering Shai. It’s always good to see a young black male own up to his responsibilities and obligations as a father; however, there will always be skeptics giving the side-eye and wondering if it’s all for show. The fact that Bow Wow’s been called out by his daughter’s mother and her sister several times for being a deadbeat dad doesn’t help his Father of the Year case.
If you recall, back when little Shai was born her mom Joie Chavis shared that she refused to put the rapper’s name on her daughter’s birth certificate because he was not a father. Joie’s younger sister, Naja Chavis later on echoed these claims by going at the 106 & Park host on Twitter.
“You publicly announced that Shai was your daughter, when are you going to publicly announce that you’re a DEADBEAT? @bowwow Shai deserves better.”
That tweet was accompanied by a slew of other accusatory tweets hurled at Moss and his mother. Many were easily able to write him off as a deadbeat due to accusations made by the Chavis women; however, now that he’s more out in the open discussing his daughter some are unsure of what to believe.
Back in October we reported that Shad and Joie had been in court trying to work out how much he should pay in child support. While Shad agreed to pay $3,000 per month,stating that he only made $4,000 a month as a Cash Money Records employee, after the court hearing, he was named the new host of 106 and Park, which means his monthly income probably increased drastically. Consequently, Shad and Joie will return to court for a permanent hearing this December. It will be interesting to see how he proves how much he loves his daughter then.
Check out the video of Bow Wow on Anderson. Do you think he’s being totally honest regarding his involvement in his daughter’s life?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise