Bow Wow and Houston Mayor in war of words after packed show breaks COVID rules

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Bow Wow performed at a packed club in Houston this past weekend and has caught the attention of the city’s mayor. Since then, the two have engaged in a tussle on Twitter that's been quite the back and forth.

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Here’s the overview of the story. Video emerged of Bow Wow performing at a packed club of attendees, most of whom were without masks.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner caught wind of the video and took to Twitter to call out Bow Wow along with the bars and clubs that are “operating as restaurants.”

Turner said Bow Wow’s Houston events “are on our radar” and “neither Houston nor any Texas city should be allowed to be a venue for concert promoters outside of this State because clubs/bars are allowed to reclassify as restaurants. Only legitimate restaurants should be open at this time.”

“Concerts are not allowed in Houston at this time unless it is virtual,” he added in a tweet.

Bow Wow took this personally and went on Twitter calling the whole situation “ridiculous.”

“Safe to say the mayor of Houston hates my guts,” he wrote. “I can’t believe I get the blame for a whole weekend.”

Mayor Turner then clarified his stance saying, “let me be very clear. I don’t dislike @BowWowPromoTeam.”

“While the city is in the midst of this pandemic nearly 2000 infected and 17 dying yesterday, this is not the time for concerts. Help us get past this virus and then do your thing. The same for other bars & clubs.”

Early Tuesday morning, Bow Wow returned to Twitter seeking to end this beef. “Here’s the TRUTH: My only statement,” he wrote.

“1. It was not a bow wow concert. I simply did one verse to like you. And went back to my section and simply put my mask BACK on.”

“2. I did not i repeat did not GET PAID for anything. It was my boys 30th bday weekend and i came down off the love.”

“3. I apologize if i did anything wrong. I love the city of houston. I consider it like a 2nd home. A place i go to on my free time.”

“4. Sorry to the mayor for any confusion. I understand the time we are living in so I apologize.”

Bow Wow concluded by saying “my clip was the only clip to go viral and we know why. Anything with my name attached to it reads HEADLINES.”

“That’s why they chose me,” he added. “I understand this is what i signed up for. I can take all the heat and not sweat. Sorry for any confusion.”

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