*On THE REAL airing today, Thursday, February 4, 2021, guest Shad “Bow Wow” Moss spoke with co-hosts Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and guest co-host Carla Hall and addressed the recent social media backlash where he was seen performing on stage in a crowded Houston nightclub last month not wearing a mask or practicing social distancing.
“Bow Wow we can’t let you go without asking about that video that was released of you performing in that packed club in Houston. The video went viral, you received a lot backlash over it, and you apologized. But you also felt that the treatment you received was unfair. C’mon let’s talk about it for a minute. What was going on? Why was it unfair with the backlash?
Shad “Bow Wow” Moss:
“I just felt that it was unfair because there was a lot of other celebrities there at the event, and it wasn’t my event. I think a lot of people just took that thirty second clip of me being onstage, which I was only on stage for like not even a minute. They just took it and just ran with it. The party was somebody else’s party. So, I was like, they put out the whole entire schedule for that weekend and everybody knew who was in Houston that weekend, so I just kind of felt like man, ok, here we go again, like ‘why me?’ Honestly, it was just a crazy situation. I had the Mayor on my back. The Mayor tweeted me. I’ve never been tweeted by anybody. No Mayors, nobody. It was weird. But for me, I apologized because even if I did go on the stage and I performed for thirty seconds, my mask wasn’t on at that particular time, although there are photos of me in the club wearing my mask which I definitely did, then that’s something that I can apologize for. Just for that little bit of time, but I was out there holding the microphone with no mask on. I apologized for that.”
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