It’s official rapper Shad Moss, formerly known as Bow Wow is engaged to Erica Mena. Mena is one of the cast members on Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop New York. The couple reportedly have been dating for six months.
Mena made the news official on the red carpet of the Bet Hip Hop Awards, when a reporter asked her if Moss was her boyfriend. “Actually, he’s my fiancé” she said, as she showed the reporter her ring. Immediately following the announcement fans took to social media saying the engagement was a publicity stunt.
Moss called into 106 & Park confirming his engagement by saying:
“I think what a lot of people don’t realize is me and Erica, we been knowing each other for years, If you pay attention, she’s in my “Fresh Azimiz”video. She’s the girl right in front of me. I been knowing her since then. And like I said, she was supposed to do ‘Lottery Ticket.’ So it was just..I don’t know. The Scorpio-Pisces connect thing and it just happened. Anytime, you meet somebody like that and the bond is right.You gotta go ahead and make it do what it do”
He continued to say:
“It’s far from a publicity stunt,” I’ve never been the type of person to do anything for publicity. I don’t need it. I’m on TV everyday. How much more publicity do I need? I did this out of my heart, I did this out of love.”
A new season of VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop” is scheduled to premiere in November. We will be sure to tune in, and see if we will learn more about their relationship.