Bow Wow Admits to Fatherhood, Teases Suicide, Keeps "Batteling Life"

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Bow Wow is a father.

The rapper made this admission in a rambling note on his official website, going into detail about why he kept the truth of his three-year old daughter, Shia, from fans and even saying he contemplated suicide at one point.

"For the past 3 years i been batteling life," Bow Wow says. "Even thought about taking my own. I felt like as a kid i did everything and saw everything too fast which spoiled my adult years. I felt as if i had no purpose to live(Thinking selfishly) until god gave me the illest gift of my life. No lambo, no blk card nuffn ammounts to my lil girl...

"I waited so long to tell yall the truth because i was nervous on how yall would look at me."

The mother of Bow Wow's child is reportedly named Joie Chavis. Below, we've posted more thoughts from this artist on fatherhood and neva trippin about baby mama BS...

I change diapers. Aint as bad as i thought hahaha. I want her to live with me so bad. Jus us 2. Thats my dream man but fellas yall know how it go. Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that!

So i have to fly 5 hrs away to see her. I find myself going into my i phone book jus lookn at pix of her. Sometimes i tear up cuz i just cant believe it brotha be emotional. All in all im good. This is my 1st. I know all my fans gone support me and ride for her like yall been doin my whole career. To the ones that say “Im heart broken how can he do that to us” well i do have a life thats not all about movies or making albums. Im 24 now. I cant wait 4eva.

Im happy and if your a fan then ud be happy too cuz yall gone be with me every step of the way. The bs that comes with having a baby momma is expected. So i neva trip.