Bow Wow Responds To Houston’s Mayor Who Called Him Out For His Packed Concerts

Bow Wow Responds To Houston’s Mayor Who Called Him Out For His Packed Concerts

The rapper is questioning why he’s being singled out.

Published January 18th

Written by Paul Meara

Bow Wow is finding himself at odds with the mayor of Houston after he was called out by the top city official for holding multiple shows in H-Town over the weekend.

Mayor Sylvester Turner took to Twitter on Sunday and directly mentioned the rapper and his decision to hold packed performances during the coronavirus pandemic.

“These events that are scheduled with @BowWowPromoTeam today in Houston are on our radar,” he tweeted. “Other bans/clubs that are operating as restaurants, beyond capacity and social distancing requirements, please expect visits. Today we report 1964 new cases and 17 more deaths.

“Neither Houston nor any Texas city should be allowed to be a venue for concert promoters outside of this State because clubs/bars are allowed to reclassify as restaurants,” Turner wrote in another tweet. “Only legitimate restaurants should be open at this time.”

  1. Bow Wow apparently saw the tweets and shared his thoughts:

    “Mr. Mayor…why you blaming me though? Like this is crazy,” Bow replied in a tweet. “You acting like this was a Bow Wow weekend. Why you singling me out? I’m asking respectfully. I’m just the easy target? I’m the celeb that gets the most attention so its easy to just put it on me?”

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    He also took to his Instagram Story to let the mayor know he’s bouncing from Houston, and fast.

    “Someone tell the mayor of Houston TX I’m leaving right now. GEEEEEZ,” he wrote. “He singling me out as if I was the only celeb here this weekend this is ridiculous.”

  2. In response to Bow Wow’s clap back, Turner denied “hating” the rapper, but reminded everyone of the dangers of being in a packed club during a deadly pandemic.

    “Let me be very clear. I don’t dislike @BowWowPromoTeam,” he tweeted. “While the city is in the midst of this pandemic nearly 2000 infected and 17 dying yesterday, this is not the time for concerts. Help us get past this virus and then do your thing. The same for other bars & clubs. st #COVID19.”

  3. It isn’t clear why Turner decided to tweet at an account that denies being associated by Bow Wow or his team.

    It’s also worth noting that other celebrities did hold events in Houston over the weekend, including MoneybaggYo and Lil Baby.

    Pictures and video of Bow Wow’s Houston shows did go viral on social media as and after they happened. It’s perhaps what caught Mayor Sylvester’s eye when he made the initial tweets.

Photo: Thaddaeus McAdams /Wire Image and Sebastián Vivallo Oñate/Agencia Makro/Getty Images

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