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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. Word!

    Posted by: t | Aug 24, 2012 10:18:50 AM

  2. It's fake, albeit a very good one. The eyes are uneven and the left side of the face blurs unnaturally into the shoulder. If you take it into Photoshop and rotate it 90 degrees, it becomes much more apparent.

    Sweet pic though.

    Posted by: Nathan | Aug 24, 2012 10:24:50 AM

  3. We care because....?

    Posted by: KJ | Aug 24, 2012 10:29:31 AM

  4. looks real to me

    & it looks very sweet/ romantic

    Posted by: say what | Aug 24, 2012 10:50:25 AM

  5. As another commenter stated, having worked with Photoshop for 10+ years I'd say the photo is legit unless it was done by a professional retouching artist. That said, I have no idea who Bow-wow is or what he looks like.

    Posted by: Eric | Aug 24, 2012 11:08:05 AM

  6. "Mr. Wow"? That's pretty funny...

    I have no idea whether the pic is photoshopped or not, but it is cute!

    Posted by: Mad Professah | Aug 24, 2012 11:29:43 AM

  7. J.Dredd....Like literate? Ha, I kid. But really, it's pissed off. Not pist off.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 24, 2012 11:40:36 AM

  8. it's fake! his right cheek is not compressed due to gravity. BOOM! Simple as that.

    Posted by: Newbie | Aug 24, 2012 11:42:08 AM

  9. Maybe it was photoshopped to even out skin tones and enhance the contrast?

    Posted by: steve | Aug 24, 2012 11:59:07 AM

  10. What the f*ck is a "Bow Wow" ?

    Posted by: Tre | Aug 24, 2012 12:03:51 PM

  11. This is what happens when you pass out with your shoes on.

    Posted by: shortdickwhiteboy | Aug 24, 2012 12:38:22 PM

  12. I am in the 50/50 column. Working with people the 2 hardest things to clip are hair and ears. The guy on bottoms ear has a couple of spots that look a bit too straight to me.

    Posted by: Homo Genius | Aug 24, 2012 12:41:10 PM

  13. It's a fake. The curtain gives it away. Also the ear has blur lines. Cute photo otherwise.

    Posted by: norm | Aug 24, 2012 1:07:19 PM

  14. That IS him. What's wrong with you morons that keeps saying thats not a creepy clown tat. All you idiots have to do is look at that distinguished T on the tattoo and go look at a picture of him standing up here.... and you can CLEARLY see where the T is on the clown face. You all are a joke. Bow wow is a homo, deal with it.

    Posted by: moose | Aug 24, 2012 1:09:39 PM

  15. hot!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: redball | Aug 24, 2012 1:16:14 PM

  16. Now that Moose has provided a link so I can see what he looks like (and the photos on that page are left-right inconsistent, which happens a lot these days), I'd say it's not him. The tat does not match the ones in the other photos from either shoulder, also the eyes don't match and there is something funny about the shape of the head along the top (juts in below the forehead). Case of mistaken identity?

    Posted by: anon | Aug 24, 2012 1:36:57 PM

  17. If Bow Wow was gay, wouldn't he have gotten a hotter guy? I mean, considering all his money and fame. Not to mention, the gay lover asking for $10,000 and with a mixtape coming out doesn't lend credibility to him. #justsaying

    BTW, enjoying the convos between the photoshop experts, more experts should weigh in.

    Like someone said earlier, if Bow Wow would post the photo this photo may have been photoshopped with, that would clear everything. It may also clear everything if he never post's a photo.

    And as others have said, who cares. He's gay, and....he has black hair. The potential revelation is noteworthy, but nothing to be defensive about or offended by. A simple correction would suffice.

    Posted by: anony6 | Aug 24, 2012 1:45:39 PM

  18. There have been rumors that Bow Wow is gay for years with adamant denials. I don't care one way or the other, but it is a cute photo.

    Posted by: jsb | Aug 24, 2012 1:53:24 PM

  19. Yes, I'd say fake. Aside from the tat (which doesn't look the same in other pictures of him) and the skin tone (which appears too dark), there is something wrong with the background above the heads of the guys. So I'd say - good fake.

    Posted by: Dave | Aug 24, 2012 2:07:27 PM

  20. Either somebody has put the dog out, or somebody's putting on the dog. Either way, woof woof, bow wow.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Aug 24, 2012 3:05:13 PM

  21. First, bow wow is totally gay. Knew that since he started overcompensating with the no homo crap.

    Secondly its interesting those with Photoshop experience say its legit while those with none are saying otherwise.

    And if it was fake, why isn't bow wow showing us the original pic. He would he whipping it out faster than u know what.

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 24, 2012 3:13:16 PM

  22. I ran an Error Level Analysis filter against it (at 70, 80 and 90%) - slight differences in source light levels would make the 'shoped portions light up and ... all three show an even spread. If it's 'shopped, the guy/gal's a pro.

    Posted by: Jim | Aug 24, 2012 3:42:09 PM

  23. Not photoshoped for me: one of the most difficult things to get the things right is the light source and even more –in this case- the subtle difference in intensity. The bending of the upper face, the skin ceding to the pressure, those details are difficult to cheat, but not impossible The color balance, the integration, etcetera are also extremely good, so I get they belong together. If it is a fake, it is a hell of a good job.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Aug 24, 2012 3:57:12 PM

  24. @John Conelley. Ding ding ding. We have a winner.

    Posted by: Miguel R | Aug 24, 2012 4:45:13 PM

  25. The "it's fake" crowd seems desperate to believe. Why would a professional photoshopper go to the time and effort to make a fake pic of some rapper nobody's heard of, just to promote a mixtape, when he could be making a lot more money legally working in Hollywood? I don't know whether it's an actual pic of Bow Wow, but it's not photoshopped. Stably-employed graphic artists don't extort obscure rappers to promote mixtapes.

    Posted by: Dan B | Aug 24, 2012 5:10:32 PM

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