Bow Wow, a rapper formerly known as Lil Bow Wow, aka Shad Moss, was heavily criticized on Wednesday after he tweeted disparaging comments about first lady Melania Trump.
Bow Wow made the comments while inserting himself in a public war of words between President Donald Trump and rapper Snoop Dogg. Trump called out Snoop after the rapper pointed a gun at a Trump lookalike in a music video.
“Shut your punk ass up talking shit about my uncle,” Bow Wow wrote to the president in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Bow Wow then alluded to pimping out Mrs. Trump. The empty threat toward the first lady — and the fact that he brought her into the argument in the first place — were enough to set people off. The rapper was soon bombarded with criticism from loyal Trump supporters, as well as many of his own fans.
“Bow Wow is throwing shade at @POTUS … but I don’t know about bringing Melania into this twitter beef tho,” NPR producer Brakkton Booker wrote.
Others weren’t as objective, and used Bow Wow’s height and career trajectory as the catalyst for jokes about the rapper.