Bow Wow Announces He's a First Time Dad

Jul 8, 2011, 07:17 by R.E. Christian

U.S. rapper BowWow has announced on his Web site he is the father of a little girl.

The 24-year-old recording star and actor did not say how old the child is or name her mother in his blog Wednesday, said.

He did, however, say his daughter lives with her mom 5 hours away from his home and he flies to see her.

"For the past three years [I've] been battling life," BowWow wrote on his Web site. "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."

He went on to say he initially kept his fatherhood a secret because, "I was nervous on how yall would look at me."

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

Source: UPI