'Growing Up Hip Hop' Star Bow Wow's Mother Exposed by Kiyomi Leslie


‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ Star Bow Wow’s Mother Exposed by Kiyomi Leslie

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By: A.J. Niles

Despite not returning for season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” Kiyomi Leslie remains a big topic of conversation.

Much of everything stems from her incident involving her and ex-boyfriend Bow Wow. As many already know, they were arrested back in February for a domestic violence incident that left Bow Wow severely scratched.

Kiyomi has spoken out multiple times this season on social media about the incident, calling Bow Wow abusive during their relationship.

Now, Kiyomi got apparently angry at further shots Bow Wow took at her during the latest episode.

Not only did she clap back, but she put Bow Wow’s mom on blast.

Click next for the details.

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  1. Mona

    August 3, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I think it’s messed up Bow had Kiyomi fired so he could drag her on the show and she’s not there to defend herself.

    • Kanisha Seward

      August 3, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      The truth hurts 😆

      • Mona

        August 3, 2019 at 7:46 pm

        Imagine being a Bow Wow stan in 2019.

    • Kathy moten

      August 3, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      People need to leave Now Wow along. Let him be happy. He’s moved on so that’s that period. And Now is fine as he’ll. If ibwasnt an older woman I would date him.

      • Mona

        August 3, 2019 at 9:47 pm

        It’s your right to have low standards.

        • Yomayo

          August 4, 2019 at 12:13 am

          Love this. Lol!

        • Dee

          August 4, 2019 at 9:12 am


        • Yvette Simmons

          August 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm

          Lol 😅😆☺️😆😅🤣🤣😝

      • Djred

        August 4, 2019 at 11:57 am

        Learn to proofread

        • Kb

          August 5, 2019 at 1:26 am


      • CeCe

        August 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm

        Wow you sound a lil thirsty,someone please give hir a tall glass of reality hold the mo $#f $#@ Il..SMH

      • Kb

        August 5, 2019 at 1:24 am


      • Ricksmiff

        August 5, 2019 at 4:12 am

        Your grammar is atrocious! Are you a real person

      • robin camacho

        September 3, 2019 at 12:12 am

        You need a ged

    • Antonette J GODBOLT

      August 4, 2019 at 12:05 am

      Ok Lady 🐞🐞 Bow Fired her he started the show he has Executive Producer
      Credits and Producer Credits ijs he jus did another movie on Tvone and was Executive Producer also Facts. Ijs saying wen he was constantly putting on music ppl loved him he jus did Csi Cyber and yes it got called but he had a great show He has fallen off dnt knock the young man down he jus likes and dates the wrong girls he needs a nice low key lady in her mid 2 late 20’s has her own money and nt swinging from a pole or rapper. Maybe a knew commer 2 movies attorney some thing other now that would be a step up. And dnt come for that Man’s Mama she was wrong now wen he here abt that she may get dragged by Da Brat ijs

      • Mona

        August 4, 2019 at 9:06 am

        Bow Wow doesn’t deserve a nice, low-key lady because he’s not a catch himself. If y’all weren’t so misogynistic, you’d see that. He’s abusive to women but people like you won’t call that out because you liked the music he made when he was a kid. It’s the same reason a lot of y’all still love R Kelly. It’s an entire toxic mess. Let’s be clear, he’s not above dating a stripper because strippers have more morals than Bow Wow does. And Kiyomi can definitely come for his momma considering his momma had no problem coming for Kiyomi on the show and diminishing how abusive her son has been towards her. To be honest, his momma is a major reason why he turned out the way he did. She should be called out.

        • Stacey

          August 4, 2019 at 12:39 pm

          Bow Wow thinks he’s all that and hes not , hes definitely not relationship material.

        • Bootsy

          August 4, 2019 at 12:40 pm


        • Sharon Reap

          August 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm

          I agree with you don’t throw rocks when you live in a glass house too

        • Ki

          August 4, 2019 at 10:16 pm

          We need actual proof that he is abusive. Looks like leslie is abusive

          • Mona

            August 4, 2019 at 10:33 pm

            Yet another Bow Wow defender. Y’all really hate women and don’t believe women and a lot of yall are women. It’s sick. Yall have proof that Bow Wow is abusive. The only footage that came out from that night was Bow Wow all up in Kiyomi’s face aggressively threatening her. You thought that was okay? He put his hands on her and she defended herself. Now yall are trying to flip the script like he’s some victim when he was the aggressor. Also, he’s been accused of abusing three of his well-known girlfriends: Erica, Ciara and now Kiyomi. It doesn’t really matter though. There’s proof of R Kelly’s evil ways and a lot of people still don’t believe that either.

        • Bern

          August 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

          Mona I agree with you 100% with everything you just said. His mama his own worst enemy, she created that lil monster

          • Yvette Smith

            September 2, 2019 at 7:11 pm

            I’m not defending bow wow but what footage did Mona see to say Bow wow but his hands on her

        • Bre

          August 5, 2019 at 10:53 am


        • Mo

          August 6, 2019 at 1:39 am

          I completely agree!

        • Janice

          August 6, 2019 at 5:59 am

          His mama is probably why he broke

        • Maggie Otis

          September 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm


        • Mya

          September 4, 2019 at 5:40 pm

          Just shut all the way up!!! Frfr

          • Mona

            September 4, 2019 at 5:57 pm

            You’re triggered. Work on that.

      • Yolanda Wilkins

        August 4, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        Her a-s need to get dragged by Brat and some mo mutherf-ckers to…. you don’t talk about people’s mama that’s a a-s whooping in itself…… silly a-s hoe…if she got issues with Bow,keep it between her and Bow and leave his ma out of it.

        • 100

          August 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm

          Y’all never keep that same energy for the disrespect Bow Wow shows others. If we’re going by that principle, Bow Wow should have gotten a beat down numerous times. He respects no one. And Brat ain’t whooping nothing. She’s a felon and doing so will send her back to prison.

        • Yolanda

          August 5, 2019 at 8:39 am


        • Anonymous

          August 5, 2019 at 8:58 am

          Why don’t you drag her then? You may end up just like Bow Wow did when he tried it. Ain’t nobody gotta respect a disrespectful a-s person’s momma. And Bow Wow is a bigger and sillier hoe than Kiyomi is. What, he gets a pass because he’s a man, right? Typical.

    • Mrs. Reddics

      August 4, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Can’t she send him a cease and desist letter??

      • Mona

        August 4, 2019 at 9:07 am

        She probably can’t do anything until all their court stuff from their arrests is over.

    • Laurie Nelson

      August 4, 2019 at 8:48 am

      She defends herself on snapchat OBVIOUSLY, also bringing his mother into the mix. It’s ashame tho that she just can’t defend HERSELF, like you said. She has to bring everybody and they momma down because they don’t wanna be the only one feeling stupid that they all fake, so yea compare your self to a woman whose probably 3times your age cuz you got nothin else in your bag to clap back with. What ashame. And by the way, she don’t have a lick of talent in her either. BYE

      • Mona

        August 4, 2019 at 9:15 am

        Ma’am, I know you aren’t on here expecting Kiyomi to have more morals than Bow Wow, right? You’re on here trying to play moral cop about Kiyomi bringing “everybody down” like Bow Wow just wasn’t out here a few days ago calling Ciara a “b-tch” in the club and saying how he “f*cked” her first like she’s isn’t a married woman with children now. He wanted to shame her like the abuser he is. Bow Wow’s record of bringing women down is very long. So you can have a stadium of seats trying to talk about morals here like we didn’t see that video of Bow Wow getting all up in Kiyomi’s face and threatening her in the elevator before they got arrested. And what did his momma do on the show? Try to pretend Bow Wow was the victim and Kiyomi was the problem. His mother is one of the main reasons he’s so horrible now. Y’all will overlook the things problematic black men do because hating on pretty black women who don’t behave the way you want them to is what you’d prefer to do. Bow Wow took Kiyomi off the show because she was going to expose him and his mom like she did right here. And I know you aren’t talking about Kiyomi not having talent when Bow Wow’s “raps” were written by Jermaine Dupri. The nerve of y’all stanning Bow Wow in 2019. Embarrassing.

    • Black love

      August 4, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      Who cares. The girl has no talent, so it is what it is. I think it’s wrong to bring somebody’s mom in this situation just because two fools are going at it. Ignorance belongs to both of them, but it’s amazing how Bow wow has been with multiple women and yet she is the only one stating he’s violent. Apparently being in love with a “stripper” is a f-cking problem.

      • Mona

        August 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm

        Well then Kiyomi is in good company because Bow Wow is lacking in talent as well. Jermaine Dupri wrote his raps and it’s not like he’s some great actor either outside of convincing you misogynists that he’s a good person being victimized by “awful” women. And his mother is not off limits, just like no one has ever been off limits for Bow Wow. He disrespects everyone, including R Kelly’s victims and Ciara who minds her business. And maybe you should do your research before you come on here trying to check me. Kiyomi is not the first woman to accuse Bow Wow of physical abuse. Erica Mena did as well. Plus, we saw that elevator footage in which he was in Kiyomi’s face threatening her and we just saw him emotionally abuse Ciara a few days ago in a club. Just say you hate women and go. That’s the only reason you’d support someone like Bow Wow at this point.

      • Tea

        August 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm

        Umm Bow Wow has been accused of being abusive before. The rumor back in the day is he even broke Ciara’s finger. And like Mona said, Erica said he abused her too and threatened to kill himself in front of her son after they got into it. He has major issues. Why do y’all defend him?

    • Joseph

      August 4, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      Now bow wow is really gay

    • ARA

      August 5, 2019 at 8:56 am

      I think its messed ip that she brought his mama in this mess. Moms are off limits. Anybody that watch the show last season knows that these 2 women have 1 thing in common insecurity.

      • Mona

        August 5, 2019 at 9:18 am

        Mommas are supposed to be off limits? Really, when Bow Wow has no limits about who he comes for? Honestly, this doesn’t even matter though. Bow Wow doesn’t even respect his own mother. And Bow Wow has been insecure for years. Let’s not go there either sis.

        • A. 1

          August 31, 2019 at 8:15 pm

          Not if they place themselves in the cross hairs! LOL

    • A. 1

      August 31, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      How do YOU know if he had her fired or NOT…. MAYBE she didn’t want to come back!! I hate when haters speak out the side of they face

  2. Pineapple

    August 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Bow wow what makes ur Du-rags any different than the other one that’s already on the market other than ur photo on it? 50 why didn’t u go ahead & physical drag bow wow about ur money. Bow wow u is washed up

    • Laurie Nelson

      August 4, 2019 at 8:54 am

      I think she’s washed up. Back to the snap chat modeling with all the fakestuff. If he was washed up, she wouldn’t have been fired from the show, he’s the one that wanted her fired and OH, THEY FIRED HER. SO WHOSE WASHED UP? I THINK THAT WOULD BE WHATEVER HER NAME IS. ALREADY FORGOT

      • anonymous

        August 4, 2019 at 9:52 am

        Girl bye. Bow Wow fired her from the show because he doesn’t want to be put on blast. With her off the show, he gets to pretend he’s the victim when he was the abuser. Being off GUHHATL ain’t the worst thing for her. She can still make her money from social media like she was doing before. But ask yourself why Bow Wow went from making hits songs to doing GUHHATL and straight to DVD movies?

  3. Social blend

    August 3, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    How can roof roof say someone don’t even have talent when Jermaine Dupri was writing his lyrics for him😂🤣🤣😂 this dude become more trash with every word he speak.

  4. Spotted down south

    August 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    The one hit wonder guy with Jermaine Dupri lyrics lmao boi gtfoh roof roof

  5. Casey Grimes-Finley

    August 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    I am not even believing how Bow Wow turned out.Why is he acting out like this?They say Omari(B2K) and Bow Wow and all of these kids were forced to have s-x with each other and molested.This could be where the anger may stem from as well as other underlying issues.I hope he gets the help he deserves.Thank You,Casey Grimes-Finley,Decatur,Illinois

  6. Casey Grimes-Finley

    August 3, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Be the change you want to see in the World ! Thank you,Casey Grimes-Finley,Chicago,Illinois

  7. ItsMrs2ya

    August 3, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I have a problem with how they trying to make Kiyomi be the bad guy. That video dont lie. He aggressively got up in her face and clearly wanted a reaction. From her. And degraded her but she was good enough for him to move her in. Good enough for him to sleep with un protected. Good enough to put up with his short man complex. And its cringy to keep hearing how he got rid of the bad seed but refuses to deal with his own issues and problems. He got an alcohol problem and anger management issues. Somebody need to tell his a-s the truth

    • Tiffani Young

      August 4, 2019 at 11:54 am

      Da Brat called herself telling him the truth while calling her out as well. I will be glad when this is over so we won’t have to hear about it anymore.

    • nicolas hindcare

      August 5, 2019 at 1:36 am

      Kiyomi is a woman btw, not a guy

  8. ItsMrs2ya

    August 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Bow Wow will never get the help he needs, cause ain’t nobody suggesting that maybe its him. BT and DaBrat bout the only one that said the truth he dont need to be with anybody. But Iyanyla on a couch with his mama, daddy, Jermaine Dupri and company. Because Bow is angry and refuses to believe that he has issues.

  9. Joyce Hale

    August 4, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Bow Wow needs to grow up. He acts like a kid. Go for some couneling. Maybe you can have a relationship with someone once you get yourself together.

  10. LaShawn

    August 4, 2019 at 7:24 am

    She needs to put on some d-mn clothes. She is exposing more than just his mother. Smh

  11. Yolanda

    August 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    It’s crazy what people try to put out when they get butt hurt. If you wasn’t talking about his mom before, why start now? The thing is she still got more money than you, and is more off than you, either way you try to come for her. Be a woman go after the person who hurt you. Dummy!

    • Anonymous

      August 5, 2019 at 8:53 am

      I can flip this: It’s crazy what people do when they get butt hurt. If Bow Wow wasn’t talking about Ciara before, why start now? The thing is she still got more money than you, and is better off than you, either way you try to come for her. Be a man go after the person who hurt you. Dummy!

      ****I just wanted to point out how easy it is for me to say the exact same thing about Bow Wow. You’re mad at Kiyomi, but probably don’t care about the fact that Bow Wow was just out here in the club calling Ciara a b*tch and saying he f*cked her first. He’s clearly butt hurt that Ciara moved on to Russell Wilson. Ciara is not only richer than Bow Wow, but her man is richer than Bow Wow too. So what’s up? You can’t drag Kiyomi for anything when Bow Wow is as messy and bitter as he is. If he can come for Ciara while she’s minding her business, Kiyomi can come for his momma. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Y’all stay acting blind to how Bow Wow gets down for some odd reason.

    • Yolanda

      August 5, 2019 at 9:08 am

      You can flip it anyway you’d like. Bow went at Ciara, not her mother. People only do ignorant stuff like that to get a rise out of a person. If she can’t get back at him without getting others involved, she needs to keep it moving. That’s the problem with young people these days. Always trying to one up somebody in a negative way. When the best way to show them, is by shining.

      • Anonymous

        August 5, 2019 at 9:22 am

        I know you’re not on here saying it’s wrong for Kiyomi to come for Bow Wow’s mother but you don’t take issue with Bow Wow coming for someone’s WIFE. You are proof that not all old people have wisdom. I can see right through you. You’re the type to raise your daughter and coddle your son. Women like you have higher expectations for girls and barely any for boys so they grow up to be toxic and abusive like Bow Wow. You are just like Bow Wow’s mother. A true, hypocritical enabler.

      • Get Busy

        August 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

        Umm Ciara is someone’s mother though. So it’s okay for Bow Wow to disrespect someone else’s mother but his can’t be talked about? Sounds hypocritical.

        • Twirl

          August 5, 2019 at 12:41 pm


  12. Catherine

    August 5, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Why does anybody care about any of this anyway? True or not, everybody get a grip. All of you STOP TRYING TO HURT EACH OTHER !!! Gossiping is just as bad a sin as who you’re judging of their sins…. #SinIsSin #NoSinIsBiggerThanAnyOther

  13. Sweetness585

    August 5, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Bow Wow Needs To Grow Up. He Needs To Work On Himself Before Getting In A Relationship. No Real Woman Would Want Him Because He Is Immature. He Too Old For All The Foolishness. He Has A Type A Woman He Prefers. It is Definitely Not Dark Skin Women. He Team Light Skin All Day. They Can Have His Abusive A-s. Whatever Happen In His Childhood Has Damaged Him For Life.

  14. Yolanda

    August 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Oh no sorry hun, but you got it twisted. You wish could see through me. All of my boys know how to treat women, and my daughter is very strong willed and strong minded. Never was I taking up for Bow. You’re ignorant to the fact that someone’s mom should be brought into a beef that wasn’t even for her. I’d love to see how you feel, or act if someone starts in on your mom.

    • Anonymous

      August 5, 2019 at 9:50 am

      I’m not ignorant to anything. I’ve seen all your comments on this post. Don’t try to play the moral police when you are defending Bow Wow and not calling him out for his actions. Your defense of him and his momma is Kiyomi can’t say anything because they supposedly have more money than her. You even agreed that someone needs to beat up Kiyomi because of what she said. Is that what you teach your kids? To fight when someone says something about their momma? If so, maybe you aren’t any better than the young people you downplayed on here earlier. This is why I don’t take this don’t talk about mommas code you’re trying to push seriously. It’s like no one else deserves respect except mothers. Ridiculous.

      • Get Busy

        August 5, 2019 at 10:20 am

        I said this on the other comment, but I’ll say this again. Ciara actually is a mother as well. But Bow Wow didn’t care about that when he said what he did a few days ago. So Bow Wow doesn’t care about coming for mothers either, so what’s the outrage about?

    • My 2 Cents

      August 5, 2019 at 9:57 am

      Girl bye. You care more about this than Bow Wow does. And you respect Bow Wow’s mom more than he does. This ain’t the hill to die on.

      • Yolanda

        August 5, 2019 at 10:40 am

        So clearly this is your job, but it’s not mine. I said what I said and I’m gonna leave at that. Some of y’all are confused on how life is today. Y’all can sit on here and justify whatever to whomever, but the facts remain the same. People get seriously hurt over speaking on someone’s mom. Hopefully none y’all follow in her footsteps, to see what the outcome will be with the right or wrong person. Don’t let social media or the web get y’all hurt. Facts! Take it how you want it and carry on. I got things to do.

        • My 2 Cents

          August 5, 2019 at 10:55 am

          Girl, what? You’ve been on here writing comments since yesterday. The timestamps are there. You clearly don’t have enough to do so stop the holier than thou act. I literally wrote my first comments on here today and you’re trying to play me like you ain’t been on here bothered since Sunday. That’s your problem. You don’t type facts, you type hypocrisies and can’t handle it when people call you out for it. You can’t even defend any of it, so now you’re pretending you’re too busy to write comments. I’m sure you’ll be back too. You’ve been going back and forth with Anonymous all morning.

          • Anonymous

            August 5, 2019 at 11:31 am

            I think she was trying to respond to me and hit reply to you by mistake. Either way, I agree with what you said. People don’t understand they can’t wag their finger at Kiyomi without doing the same at Bow Wow for various reasons.

        • Anonymous

          August 5, 2019 at 11:29 am

          I think you meant to reply to me. Anyway, you could have kept this response. You can’t try to shade me for being on here responding to you when you’ve been on here since yesterday. Both of us had enough time. I also see you avoided my question of if you taught your kids to fight because someone said something about you. If you did, then you have to keep that same energy all around. Like people already said, Ciara is someone’s mother now too. So Bow Wow doesn’t even follow the moral code you feel like Kiyomi needs to be following. You are on here worried about people taking about people’s mommas like that’s the most problematic thing that came out of this situation. Word?

  15. My 2 Cents

    August 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Bow Wow is a mess and I have no problem with people giving him the same energy he gives others.

  16. MarlyMall43

    September 7, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I don’t give a d-mn what no one say bow Wow abusive arrogant obnoxious pompous a-s and his mother raised him Jermaine and Dabrat let him get away with everything that’s why he thinks he’s entitled and will continue thinking that because no 1 does nothing about it

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