Bow Wow reportedly had a breakdown while filming reality show — were there signs?

Bow Wow allegedly destroyed cameras and other equipment while filming a segment for  Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bow Wow reportedly had a breakdown while filming a segment for Growing up Hip Hop: Atlanta on Thursday, and he might owe the production team thousands of dollars in damages.

According to a TMZ report, production sources say that the rapper, whose real name is Shad Moss, quickly went from “calm, cool, and collected” to an enraged state. During his alleged frenzy, sources told TMZ, he reportedly went after the show’s crew, destroying cameras and other filming equipment, which he may have to pay for.

This all took place at the Westside Cultural Arts Center in Atlanta, where Bow Wow’s co-star Da Brat was celebrating the end of her probation. It’s unclear whether she was a part of the commotion.

In addition to Bow Wow’s reported behavior, recent online posts from the rapper have raised red flags among fans about his mental health. The 31-year-old has taken to social media on multiple occasions to share cryptic messages, like a recent tweet prior to Thursday’s bustle, which read, “They tryna break me down yall.”


In an interview on the radio show The Breakfast Club back in April, Bow Wow addressed some of his messages in which he said that he wished he wasn’t here anymore.

“People thought I was suicidal. I’ve been saying, ‘I don’t want to be here.’ Because what people don’t understand is I don’t lap the world eight times,” he said on the radio show. “And me coming into the game young and seeing so much, and doing so much, sometimes I just question life — like damn, what else is there for me to do?”


Since Thursday night’s incident, the rapper has been posting photos to his Instagram, hinting at new music — and hopefully recognizing that there’s still much more to come in his career.

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