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Bow Wow Cries 'Photoshop Hacker' Over Mystery Photo Of Him In Bed With Another Man


The rapper Bow Wow has found himself in a bit of a gay Twitter drama.

It began when the above picture was posted on the musician's Twitter. Bow Wow claimed it was placed by a photoshopping hacker, a story that seemed plausible as a mystery poster calling himself @7_i_Am  promoted his own mix-tape and asked Brown for $10,000 to return the allegedly hijacked account. Mr. Wow then tweeted to followers, "got 2500$ to any Detroit ni**a that finds @7_i_Am and slaps the p*ss outta dis ni**a. Word!"

The so-called hacker then later tweeted that Bow Wow's team was simply trying to do damage control. The man in that account's picture kind of resembles the man with Bow Wow in the photo above, the photo Bow Wow claims was photoshopped. Now, I'm no photoshop expert, so anyone out there have an opinion on this digital mystery?

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  1. Fake or not, it's a really sweet photo.

    Posted by: Rich | Aug 24, 2012 8:05:49 AM

  2. Looks pretty real to me. hard to fit the SMOOSH of the face against another skin tone without blurring, and make the smoosh appropriate to the object it is leaning against...

    Posted by: Doug | Aug 24, 2012 8:06:31 AM

  3. It's no "digital mystery". It's a digital expose. And funny as hell.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 24, 2012 8:08:07 AM

  4. If it's a fake, it's a pretty damn good one. Then again, faking a low-res cameraphone shot is simpler than pshopping a high-res pic: easier to remove information than add it.

    Posted by: Richard | Aug 24, 2012 8:10:16 AM

  5. It's not even Bow.

    It's @imtheprettiestp and his boyfriend. Bow has a creepy clown on his left shoulder. The guy in the picture above doesn't.

    Posted by: Mikey | Aug 24, 2012 8:14:38 AM

  6. My opinion is Who Cares?

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 24, 2012 8:18:02 AM

  7. awww but its so cute! zzzzzz :-)

    Posted by: EO | Aug 24, 2012 8:23:46 AM

  8. Bow -who?

    Posted by: Cubscoutii | Aug 24, 2012 8:26:50 AM

  9. This is photoshopped. Look at how weird his face looks. Almost like CGI'd.

    Posted by: David in NYC | Aug 24, 2012 8:41:24 AM

  10. I think it is hard to fake low res stuff on photoshop... and while I think the pic looks pretty convincing, one of the eyes of the guy on top looks weird.... maybe a black eye?

    Posted by: V-8 | Aug 24, 2012 8:43:08 AM

  11. I fail to see how it matters if this is real or shopped. What DOES matter is that even the hint of maybe-gayness is still a powerful insult. We still havea long way to go.

    Posted by: Rob | Aug 24, 2012 8:55:26 AM

  12. The news should be : Bow Wow still consider homosexuality a slur.

    Posted by: Luke | Aug 24, 2012 9:06:32 AM

  13. The tattoo is incorrect for Bow Wow, who has a clown on his shoulder.

    Posted by: Nathan James | Aug 24, 2012 9:27:10 AM

  14. Homophobia will remain in the forefront if meaningless incidents like this become a news item.

    Posted by: Kyle | Aug 24, 2012 9:27:20 AM

  15. i've worked in photoshop for 10+ years and would assert that this image is untainted.

    that said, i'm no bow-wow expert, so can't vouch for the accuracy of skin ink, etc.

    Posted by: macca | Aug 24, 2012 9:31:28 AM

  16. I am semi-savy with photoshop and this photo does NOT looked photoshopped.

    Bow wow's gay! This will be an interesting next week or so.

    Posted by: Peter | Aug 24, 2012 9:32:03 AM

  17. Photoshop user since it's inception here and also beta-tester before it was commercially available.

    That pic may or may not be Photoshopped.

    It would be easy to lift the person in the back from another photo with a similar position and situation, drop it into that picture. But lighting, grain level, etc. would all have to be EXACTLY the same. Hard to really do and would take lots of planning and expense. Who would go to that trouble and why? No motive.

    I'm leaning towards NOT Photoshopped.

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 24, 2012 9:37:08 AM

  18. Working with photoshop for more than 10 years. Pic is not fake or manipulated in any discernible way. As other commenters here iit's very hard to fake a low resolution pic. As for the identity of the guy in top, well I'm not Bow Wow fan, buy my gaydar always ping whenever I catch him

    Posted by: Beto | Aug 24, 2012 9:41:28 AM

  19. All Bow Wow needs to do is just post the pic that this was photoshopped from and that would do it...if its pshopped.

    Posted by: Jerry | Aug 24, 2012 9:42:25 AM

  20. Leave it alone, come on guys.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Aug 24, 2012 9:48:09 AM

  21. Whether it's photoshopped or not is beside the point. The music industry, overall, is very homophobic towards men.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 24, 2012 9:52:21 AM

  22. Any opportunity to seque into a diatribe, Jason. You're so predictable.

    Posted by: Mikey | Aug 24, 2012 9:59:01 AM

  23. Fake. The farther face is in higher resolution than the closer face. Higher resolution than anything else in the picture.

    Posted by: John Conolley | Aug 24, 2012 9:59:18 AM

  24. its a fake. He should just laugh it off, but its understandable that he's angry about this it doesn't necessarily mean he thinks homosexuality is a slur. I'd be pist off if someone said I was something i wasn't.

    Posted by: J. Dredd | Aug 24, 2012 10:05:20 AM

  25. Bow Wow has a clown tattoo on his shoulder? How appropriate.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Aug 24, 2012 10:12:17 AM

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