Bow Wow is speaking out after performing for a crowd that largely appeared to not be social distancing or wearing face coverings amid the coronavirus pandemic. In footage shared on his Instagram Stories on Friday, the rapper, 33, was seen onstage at a nightclub in Houston performing in a packed club. Bow Wow was also photographed not wearing a mask at the event.

According to the club’s Instagram account, face masks are required. The performance quickly generated backlash on Twitter, as social media users criticized the decision to hold the packed event amid a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases. “I thought about it and have decided I’m not willing to die for Bow Wow,” wrote actor Zach Braff alongside footage that showed Bow Wow, who was not wearing a mask at the time, performing for the crowd.

Y’all clowned Bow Wow for having 15 women in that rowboat, acting like he was doing something special, so he threw a whole mask-optional concert in the middle of a [pandemic].

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