Bow Wow is being sued by the parent of a 10-year-old aspiring rapper who alleges that he paid the veteran rapper and reality star for services never rendered but the rapper insists that he never agreed to the deal.
In 2021, Steven Robinson claimed he sent Bow Wow $3,000 via Cash App to appear on a song with his daughter. However, Robinson said Bow Wow never delivered the verse and is suing the rapper for his money and other damages.
“Based on the foregoing and as a direct consequence of Defendant’s actions and failures, Plaintiff’s total damages, including costs and attorney’s fees, amount to $15,000.00,” according to court documents filed by Robinson.
Bow Wow, who has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, claims that he had no knowledge of the business transaction. He is arguing that Robinson and his daughter have been scammed and as a result, Bow Wow claims no responsibility.
“I don’t conduct business on apps,” Bow Wow recently said on Twitter. “I do NOT use or have cash app. So if you aint call management and send a wire .. you def was NOT dealing w me. Be careful who yall send yalls money to online. This happens everyday to folks. This the 3rd time somebody acting like me catfishing people.”
Bow Wow got his start when he was discovered by fellow rapper Snoop Dogg. He was featured on the song, “Gz and Hustlers” on Snoop Dogg’s debut album, “Doggy Style. In 2000 he released his debut album, “Beware of the Dog,” which reached platinum status. Two years later, his sophomore album, “Doggy Bag,” also reached platinum status. As his music career waned, Bow Wow focused on acting and television appearances, including hosting “106 and Park” and being a regular cast member on “Growing Up Hip Hop.”
Claims of Catfishing
This is not the only case in which Bow Wow argues that he has been catfished after being accused of not making good on a business deal.
In 2019, a rapper named Dee Pimpin appeared on MTV’s “Catfish” after posing as Bow Wow to win the interest of a woman.
Most recently, hip-hop artist Rich Behavior also claims that she was swindled by Bow Wow. According to The Neighborhood Talk, Rich Behavior claims that Bow Wow discussed working with her on a project in 2022.
According to Rich Behavior, Bow Wow agreed to deliver an intro to one of the rapper’s songs. Allegedly, Bow Wow requested $3000 to be sent to his Cash App account and for the rapper’s phone number so that they could speak beforehand.
However, Rich Behavior never received a further response from Bow Wow nor did he ever deliver his feature. Like Robinson, she is pursuing legal action.