It looks as though Bow Wow might have a little baby mama drama. He revealed was the proud father of a new baby girl but his child’s mother, who goes by the model name Miss Joiewants the world to know that not everything is ‘peaches and cream’. Over the weekend, she revealed to TMZ, that she left Bow Wow’s name off of her daughter’s birth certificate because he wasn’t there for her throughout her pregnancy. He also was absent from the child’s birth in which she had to undergo an emergency c-section. He ‘allegedly’ showed up six days later, saw the baby and immediately fell in love.
Although Bow Wow is now saying that baby Shai changed his life and that he wants to be a good father to his child, Joie isn’t sure that she’s buying it. She tells Global Grind:
He’s getting all these props as dad of the year, I just hope he does the work, in fact, I pray he becomes an example to all young fathers. I was happy to hear his statements, I just pray he lives up to it.
She also revealed how they first met, his reaction when he saw his child for the first time and her vision for their baby. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:
On How She Met Bow Wow
It’s pretty funny because he contacted me because he saw my tattoo and he wanted to use me in one of his videos. He initially wanted to use me for a shoot with him because he liked my tattoo. But ironically we never moved forward with the shoot, so we just remained friends and the rest is history.
On Helping Him When He Was Stressed, Depressed, or SuicidalHe would always talk to me. We became friends before anything. So he would always talk to me and I was straight to the point with him. I would always tell him ‘you have fans, you have people who admire and look up to you. You have a blessing on the way that you have to live for. You have so much to live for so don’t think like that.’
I was definitely always there for him to cope with whatever he was going through. And just letting him know, be that father that you didn’t have to your daughter.
On Bow Wow’s First Time Seeing His DaughterHe didn’t say much, he just kept looking at her like wow. He just kept saying, ‘Wow! She’s so beautiful I can’t believe I’m a father.’ It was touching for him and he was kind of tearing up. This is new for him like it is for me.
On Bow Wow Wanting To Be A Good FatherI’m happy that he’s happy and he wants to be a part of her life. I am encouraged that he wants to do the things his father didn’t do with him.
On Her FutureI went down a lot of career paths and I have my mind set on modeling. I wasn’t particularly going to go into male modeling, but it sort of just came. Right now I’m a full time mom. I want go back to school, but I don’t want to leave my daughter right now and she’s just a newborn.
On Her Vision For Their DaughterI want my daughter to be as regular as possible. I don’t want her to be sucked into this superficial life. I want her to have a real life. I want her to go to a regular school and do whatever she wants to do. I want her to forget any of that just because of who her father is. So everything I didn’t see when I was growing up, I want her to see it.
I know Miss Joie probably wants to put pressure on Bow Wow to be a good father to his child but I also feel as though she could cause unnecessary tension between
the two by running to the press. I think she should have given him a chance to live up to his words first.
Joie did a interview the day after Omitting him on the birth certificate, she did not necessarily dog Bow Wow out, but she did mention he wasn’t there when she gave birth to their daughter which explains why he was omitted from the birth certificate. According to TMZ, she revealed that he didn’t come around until 6 days later and now it’s all about the baby. I initially questioned her decision to run to the press so soon as it could mess up their ‘parental relationship’, however, she is now claiming that she didn’t run to the press, they backed her into a corner, then manipulated and twisted her words.
I wasn’t gonna address this because I’m tired of the drama but, I DID not take my daughter’s birth certificate to TMZ, nor did I contact them for an interview. I was put in an uncomfortable spot. They practically backed me into a corner saying they were going to run a story anyway. I was asked a question, answered it truthfully and somehow my words were twisted and manipulated. I in no way wish to speak badly of my child’s father and definitely would not leak my daughter’s birth certificate which I myself don’t even have in my own possession!
“We as parents are beyond happy about our new blessing and we’re both looking forward to this positive and bright future for our daughter.”
This is a lesson. Sometimes it’s just best to keep quiet. Hopefully, she’ll give him a chance to prove himself as a father since he seems to want to genuinely be there.