Rapper BowWow Reveals He’s a Dad!

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BowWow has a lil' one!

The rapper and actor, now 24, is father to a little girl, he revealed on his website Wednesday.

"For the past three years [I've] been battling life," the star (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) writes. "I felt as if I had no purpose to live (Thinking selfishly) until God gave me the illest gift of my life. No [Lamborghini], no [American Express Black Card] nothing amounts to my lil girl."

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"I was nervous on how yall would look at me," he explains of keeping his baby news secret. "My lil girl is getting BIG fast. I love every minute of it. She inspires me to go harder. Even made me treat my mother better, it's like it made me into a man overnight."

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BowWow (who first became a music star as "Lil BowWow" at age 13) declines to name the little girl's mom or specify her exact age. "Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that! So i have to fly 5 hrs away to see her," he writes.

"This is my first," he says. Revealing his name for her, he adds: "Shai Shai daddy love u too!"

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"I missed out on so much that I now know how important it is to cherish and have those things in your life," he muses. "Yes! I change diapers. Ain't as bad as I thought."

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