Fans of Bow Wow got a shock today. The 24-year-old Young Money rapper used his Twitter feed to direct followers to his website, where he posted a letter to them, opening up about his personal life. He revealed that he has at times wanted to end his life, but that the birth of his little girl, Shai, saved him.
The letter reads, in part: “For the past 3 years i been batteling life. Even thought about taking my own. I felt like as a kid i did everything and saw everything too fast which spoiled my adult years. I felt as if i had no purpose to live (Thinking selfishly) until god gave me the illest gift of my life. No lambo, no blk card nuffn ammounts to my lil girl. I waited so long to tell yall the truth because i was nervous on how yall would look at me….I want her to live with me so bad. Jus us 2. Thats my dream man but fellas yall know how it go. Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that! So i have to fly 5 hrs away to see her. I find myself going into my i phone book jus lookn at pix of her. Sometimes i tear up cuz i just cant believe it brotha be emotional.”
Fan have posted encouraging comments on his website and Twitter page. Read the rest of the letter here.