Houston, TX – Bow Wow is still suffering the consequences from performing at a packed nightclub in Houston over the weekend. The Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta star was dragged on social media for seemingly ignoring the raging COVID-19 pandemic as he partied with hundreds of people at Clé Houston nightclub and now, Mayor Sylvester Turner has gotten involved.
On Sunday (January 17), Turner tweeted, “These events that are scheduled with @BowWowPromoTeam today in Houston are on our radar. Other bars/clubs that are operating as restaurants, beyond capacity and social distancing requirements, please expect visits. Today we report 1964 new cases and 17 more deaths.”
Upon seeing the tweet, Bow Wow defended himself in one of his Instagram Stories and insisted he wasn’t the only one to blame.
“Someone tell the mayor of Houston TX I’m leaving right now,” he wrote. “Geez. He singling me out as if I was the only celeb here this weekend. This is ridiculous.”
He added on Twitter, “Safe to say the mayor of houston hates my guts. I cant believe i get the blame for a whole weekend. This is ridiculous.
Bow Wow joined Meek Mill and J. Prince Jr. at Clé on Friday night (January 15). The DJ who was on deck that evening came to Bow Wow’s defense, tweeting, he “randomly popped up on stage, I played 2 of his songs, and then he dipped. We had no idea he was pulling up.”
In a series of since-deleted tweets, the 34-year-old rapper-turned-actor said he’s been participating in events like this since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March.
“Man i been hosting parties all last year,” he wrote. “I wore my mask in the club. I cant host with that thing on. IT WASN’T MY PARTY. But of course ima get the blame. I promise my mask I wore in the club up until i got on the mic. That simple. Keep sanitizer on me at all times.”
According to Houston’s COVID-19 dashboard, Harris County has reported 3,413 new cases of COVID-19 in the area and 38,655 confirmed new cases since January 2. It currently has nearly 19,000 active cases of COVID-19.