Bow Wow says it's a "new era" in his career as he announces a change in his stage name.
Bow Wow says he is set to make a change following the 2014 BET Awards.
"ANNOUNCEMENT: After BET awards i will no longer go by Bow Wow! Im going by my real name "Shad Moss" we made alot of history as bow wow. Now its time for the next chapter and challenge. Bow wow does not fit who i am today. Ima father, business man, TV host, Actor, and rapper! Time for MR Moss to take over," he says in an Instagram post.
The BET Awards is set to take place June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
In the video he posted on Instagram, the rapper also says "new era, new money."
Bow Wow is the rapper's second stage name. When he was younger, the emcee was known as Lil Bow Wow. Moss is now also the host of BET's 106 & Park.
The video announcement is below.