Rapper Shad Moss, better known by his stage name Bow Wow, has deleted a highly charged tweet that threatened to “pimp” first lady Melania Trump.
Bow Wow, formerly Lil’ Bow Wow, made the comment Wednesday after President Trump criticized Snoop Dogg for a new music video featuring a mock assassination of a clown dressed as Mr. Trump.
“Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk a— up talking s—t about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us,” Bow Wow tweeted for his 3.19 million followers.
Within 24 hours, the tweet was deleted, but Bow Wow has yet to issue an apology.
The controversial tweet came after the president responded to Snoop Dogg’s “Lavender,” which shows the rapper pointing a toy gun at a clown dressed as Mr. Trump and pulling the trigger, causing a “BANG” flag to shoot from the barrel.
“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!” the president tweeted Wednesday morning.
A representative for the U.S. Secret Service told TheWrap on Tuesday that the agency is “aware of” the video but wouldn’t say whether it was investigating.
Mr. Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, called the video “disgraceful.”
“Snoop owes the president an apology. There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president,” Mr. Cohen told TMZ.
“I’m really shocked at him, because I thought he was better than that. I’m not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dressed up as Trump and firing a weapon at him,” he said. “In all fairness, it’s not funny. It’s not artistic. If you have a protest, that’s fine. Make your point.”
Sources: TMZ and The Washington Times