Bow Wow came under fire after performing in a crowded Houston club while the coronavirus pandemic worsens around the world.
A video of the rapper, 33, on stage trended on Twitter on Saturday, January 16. In the clip, fans — some wearing face masks, others without — sang along and danced as Bow Wow performed his 2005 hit “Like You.”
Social media users dragged the musician and attendees for gathering in a large crowd during the global health crisis. “I can think of a million better ways to die… but to be struggling on a vent bc you went to see bow wow in the year of our lord 2021…that ain’t it,” one person tweeted, while another wrote: “So wait, people risking their life in a packed club to see BOW WOW??? BOW WOW?”
“People so desperate to go out even Bow Wow got the club packed,” a Twitter user joked.
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Bow Wow, for his part, defended himself against the backlash. “I just woke up… aww god. Here we go,” he wrote via Twitter on Saturday, adding a laughing emoji. “Man i been hosting parties all last year. I wore my mask in the club. I cant [sic] host with that thing on. … I promise my mask i wore in the club up until i got on the mic. That simple. Keep sanitizer on me at all times.”
The Like Mike star added: “Man texas is open. Atl is open. I cant [sic] help i live in a city where we been open since last spring.”
Bow Wow “agreed” with a fan who noted that people are “tired of this covid bulls—t” and “need to and wanna” get out of quarantine. However, he didn’t “want folks thinking i dont [sic] care.”
The Ohio native told one person that he has “been tested twice already” for coronavirus and shirked some of the responsibility for the event in a follow-up tweet. “IT WASNT [sic] MY PARTY. But of course ima get the blame.”
Bow Wow has been embroiled in several controversies through the years. He angered fans when he body-shamed Wendy Williams in July 2019 after she called him out on her talk show for referring to ex Ciara as a “bitch.” Williams, 56, deemed his comments toward the songstress, 35, “distasteful” at the time.
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