US rapper Bow Wow announces retirement at 29, wants to focus on acting

  • Reuters, New York
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2016 18:40 IST
Rapper Bow Wow doesn’t want to rap at 30. (Reuters)

US rapper Bow Wow has announced his retirement from the music scene. He has made over $20 million and doesn’t see himself rapping as a 30-year-old, he said.

Bow Wow, 29, who found fame at the age of 13 as Lil’ Bow Wow, said in a series of Twitter messages that his final album will be the upcoming NYLTH. He did not give a date for the release. “I always said I’d retire from music before 30,” the musician tweeted. “I just can’t see myself 30 years old rapping. Made over 20 million off rap. Why be greedy? I’m good with everything I accomplished. I made it to the White House (sic),” added the Ohio-born rapper.

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Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Gregory Moss, released his first album Beware Of the Dog in 2000. He has also featured as an actor in movies such as Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011), All About the Benjamins (2002), Johnson Family Vacation (2004), Roll Bounce (2005), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Like Mike (2002), and the TV crime series CSI:Cyber.

The musician said on Twitter that he planned to focus on acting in the future and that he is producing two TV shows.

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Watch Lil Bow Wow in the song Bounce With Me from Beware of the Dog:

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