Five Things to Know About Bow Wow — Like What He Looks Like Now! (VIDEO)
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The Artist Formerly Known as Lil' Bow Wow is all grown-up — and we're bringing you five fun facts about the now 27-year-old. (Yes, we said 27.)
Check out the video above for all the intel, but to give you a tease, we'll dish on three of the five factoids. Then watch the vid for the last two!
1. He got his rap name from his mentor Snoop Dogg.
"When I went out to L.A. with Snoop, I had done a couple of little shows, and I finished the tour out with Snoop," he told MTV Newsin 2000. "That day he said, 'Your name is gonna be Bow Wow. We're gonna change it.' I didn't like it; he did. Since everybody had dog names, it kinda just flowed. I was like 'Well, OK, that's fine,' and I just kept that name ever since. I ain't gonna change it."
2. He released his first album when he was 13.
That'd be 2000's Beware of the Dog, with the lead single "Bounce With Me" — remember that one?
3. He dated singer Ciara. They even recorded a duet together!
They started kicking it in 2005 — when they released their collaboration "Like You" — before breaking up a year later. Woof!
Hit play on the video above for a glimpse into Bow Wow's life nowadays!