Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, 27, popped the question to Love and Hip Hop: New York‘s Erica Mena, 28, last September.
The pair worked together on various projects over the years before reuniting on his BET show, 106 and Park, last February, where they shared an on-camera kiss that set the relationship in motion. “We noticed we had a lot in common and just took it day by day. You know how it goes, you text one day, then start texting every day,” says Moss of their modern-day romance. “She’s very smart, silly, knows how to hustle. And she’s electrifying. Anytime you have all of that in a woman, what more could you want?”
That’s why Moss says he proposed with a 20-carat solitaire stunner by celebrity jeweler Elliot Avianne after just six months of dating. “The player life is cool, but I don’t want it to define me,” he says. “I’ve done it all, but being on the road, the groupies, you get burnt out.”
And thanks to 3-year-old daughter Shai from a previous relationship (Mena also has a son named King), “I wanted to be a better man than my father was,” says Moss. “This relationship has definitely changed me as a person.”
Now, while he’s on hiatus from filming CSI, it’s all about wedding planning, and whatever Mena wants.
“I let her spearhead the engagement pictures,” Moss says of their desert shoot in Apple Valley, California, on Feb. 6. “They say it’s best to just say ‘yea’ to everything!”
But that doesn’t stop him from dreaming. The two plan to tie the knot this June.
“I’ve got images in my head of how it will be,” says Moss. “I’m excited … What we have is real genuine.”
After 14 years on the air, BET’s music countdown show “106 & Park” is going dark.
Bow Wow and Keshia Chanté will host the final daily on-air show on December 19, it was announced today.
There are still plans to produce “106 & Park” specials throughout the year, including the annual New Year’s Eve show, “106 & Party,” along with live event experiences at the BET Awards and BET Experience.
The long-running show launched in 2000 with hosts Free and AJ and in 2006welcomed Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz. It featured some of the biggest stars in music, movies, television, and sports including Beyoncé, Madonna, TomCruise, and even First Lady Michelle Obama.
“We have pride in being involved with the show that has welcomed almost every movie star, music superstar, and fresh-faced talent you can name,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials. “We’ve all laughed with and been entertained by the young men and women hosts that have charmed us at 6 p.m. (and more recently 5 p.m.) each weekday.”
But it’s not the end of the road. In 2015, BET plans to take the show digital via BET.com and its social media platforms.
“We’d like to humbly thank the ‘livest audience,’ both in studio and at home, who fueled this landmark TV show from the very beginning,” said Hill. “Meet you in the digital domain.”
After recently ditching his pubescent stage name, Bow Wow, we mean, Shad Moss, has taken another step towards officially being on his grown man ish. Shad has gotten engaged to girlfriend Erica Mena. According to sources, Mr. 106 & Park proposed to the reality show participant before hitting the red carpet during last night’s BET Awards in Atlanta. Mena confirmed the news with ThisIs50′s Jack Thriller.
Bow and Mena were spotted have dinner at Ruth’s Chris Stakehouse in NY.
Ludacris created LudaDay Weekend in 2005 and its his way to give back to the city of Atlanta.
This year’s event will see “Coach Luda” take on a team coached by comedy superstar Kevin Hart. “The Ludaday Weekend Celebrity Basketball Game is another example of the Ludacris Foundation fusing entertaining events with support for the youth the organization works for and with”, says Marques Burnett, Regional Representative for iHigh, “The more reach iHigh can offer as a platform, the greater the visibility of this event and the causes the Ludacris Foundation is in place to support”.
Supporters of LudaDay Weekend over the years include: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Justin Bieber, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Ciara, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Nelly, Larenz Tate, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Tyrese, Bow Wow, Polow da Don, Terrence J, La La Anthony, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett, Estelle, Lance Gross, Teyana Taylor, Tika Sumpter, and many, many more!
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Jermaine Dupri has just signed 13-year-old Atlanta hip-hop artist DJ DJ to his So So Def label. She started rapping at the age of 9 and recorded his first song, “Gotta Get Mine.”
“It was 10 years from the time I signed Kriss Kross ‘til I signed Bow Wow,” Dupri said. “And exactly 10 years from the time I signed Bow to DJ DJ.”
TMZ reports Bow Wow finally gave a $90,000 check to the court to avoid from being arrested for a bill the he never paid.
It’s unclear if the arrest order has been lifted but at least it is paid!
Musiq is taking a break from the music business for a while…according to sources he wants to focus more on writing and producing.
“I think I want to take a step back a little bit as an artist,” Musiq confirmed in an interview Monday.
This nothing new because Musiq has begun writing and producing for other artists for a while now (that is where the money is) including Chrisette Michele and Bow Wow.
“I’m not going to stop performing or being an artist. I do enjoy singing and all of that, but it takes away from being creative. At least with being a writer-producer you can constantly create and make music and things like that,” says Musiq Soulchild.
Bow Wow has been ordered to be arrested, reports TMZ.
He was ordered in 2009 to pay almost $100,000 to a tour bus company for allegedly not paying his bill.
Bow Wow was supposed to produce documents in his home state regarding the lawsuit and never did. Now the rapper is held in contempt.
Drake has a new boo…video vixen Dollicia Bryan.
She’s dated Jamie Foxx, Bow Wow and Hill Harper, so it’s safe to say she might just be a groupie!
A rep for the rapper says:
“Yes, Drake & Dollicia are dating. They’re both in L.A. right now spending the Holidays together.”