Did Bow Wow really insult a number of people because of his mixed heritage?
While the 29-year-old rapper, born Shad Gregory Moss, was noted for standing up for the rights of the African Americans, an exchange with fans on Twitter showed something else.
Has he changed?
By citing his frustration over the present lineup of candidates for the United States’ upcoming election this December, he reportedly started a conversation with some of his followers, which later on turn heated.
According to NBC News, Bow Wow tried to imply that he cannot relate to civil rights issues because his lineage is of mixed race.
‘I dont really care because after i learned what i learned about politics i just stay away… Let down,” he tweeted.
“That all the world leaders are controlled by an upper power that no one knows about. I cant rock w it,” he wrote in a separate message posted four minutes after the first one was up.
As he posted such statements, one follower pointed out that Bow Wow must show his concern considering that his ancestors offered their lives to fight for the blacks and for them to enjoy their right to suffrage.
“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” star then shared that he recognized the legacy of Selma and other activists, but went on to emphasize that his Moss family is “NOT BLACK.”
This was when several Twitter users reacted, and someone, appearing to be sarcastic, wrote, “Something’s not adding up with bow wow’s tweet and the way his parents look.”
In his commentary about the issue, The Root senior editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr. expressed that the rapper actor’s departure from Team Black is actually not a loss.
“Goodbye, Lil’ Shad; the cookouts won’t be the same,” Crockett concluded his piece about Shad Moss.