Bow Wow announces he’s changing his rap moniker to Shad Moss.

Bow Wow progressed from his youth as a rapper named Lil Bow Wow, and as he continues to grow up he’s decided on another name change, although this one is more drastic than simply dropping the “lil.”

The co-host of BET’s 106 & Park announced yesterday that following the BET Awards, he will no longer be going by Bow Wow. He’ll be adopting his real name, Shad Moss, as his rapper name.

Bow Wow aka Shad Moss says, “After BET awards I will no longer go by Bow Wow!” he took to Instagram to announce. “Im going by my real name ‘Shad Moss’ we made a lot of history as bow wow. Now its time for the next chapter and challenge.”

“Bow wow does not fit who I am today,” he wrote on InstaGram. “I’ma father, business man, TV host, Actor, and rapper! Time for MR. Moss to take over!”