Snoop Dogg's protege who was formerly known as "Lil Bow Wow" and who gained fame after the release of his album Beware of Dog in 2000. He is one of the hosts of the BET show 106 & Park.
He started rapping at age five under the name Kid Gangsta.
He won a Billboard Award for Single of the Year with his song "Bow Wow (That's My Name)" and starred with Crispin Glover in the film Like Mike.
He had a daughter named Shai in April 2012 with his former girlfriend Joie Chavis. He got engaged to Erica Mena in November 2014 but the two later split up.
He starred in the film version of Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.