Last week, rapper Bow Wow finally came clean about the rampant rumors that he was a father. The rapper, born Shad Gregory Moss, posted a lengthy note on his website about being a dad to newborn little girl, Shai.

However, TMZ reports that Joie Chavis, Bow Wow's baby mama, was so incensed that he was not present during the birth of the child -- and that he was nowhere to be found in the days following her emergency C-section on April 27 -- that she actually left his name off the baby's birth certificate.

While Bow skirted his responsibility during his daughter's first week of life, he eventually showed up to take Chavis and their daughter home … Six days later!

The couple have since smoothed over their differences, and Chavis is willing to have Bow Wow listed on the legal document as the child's father, though she'll have to pursue that action in the courts.

In an unedited note posted on his website, Bow Wow admitted to his fans that he fathered the baby girl. "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. Yall know everyone makes a big deal out of everything i do. I wanted to be 1st n let yall know the real. My lil girl is getting BIG fast. i love every minute of it. She inspires me to go harder.Even made me treat my mother better, its like it made me into a man over night."

He continues, "Never been a fan of posting pix of my daughter. Reason is because i want my boo boo to have everything i didnt. Want her to be able to cheerlead with her lil friends with out some asshole sticking his camera all in my lil girl face. I know how fame is. I missed out on so much that i now know how important it is to cherish and have those things in your life. Yes! 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."

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