AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill has been embroiled in a social media feud with rapper Bow Wow for weeks, and at his Miami concert as part of the Millennium Tour, the rivalry escalated with a real-life confrontation.
The online feud began after Swerve Strickland said he’d like to see the rapper in AEW, and Bow Wow responded by asking where he had to sign, later asking AEW President Tony Khan for a spot on the company’s roster. He also said that he’d like to take Cargill out to dinner after he won a bout, an offer the TBS Champion declined.
Cargill and the rap star have been going back and forth on Twitter ever since, with Cargill accusing him of not even being the main attraction at his concerts as the Millennium Tour also involves Keri Hilson and Mario. In response, Bow Wow claimed that Cargill wasn’t even a real champion and ridiculed her for bragging about her husband’s wealth.
On November 20th, the Millennium Tour played at the FTX Arena in Miami, FL, and Cargill arrived to crash the party along with Baddies Keira Hogan and Leila Grey. As the rapper was greeting his fans, Cargill began shouting at him, and she was eventually removed from the scene by security.
In an update, AEW’s official social media has announced that the incident will be shown on the November 23rd episode of AEW Dynamite.
Sunday night in Miami #AEW@TBSNetwork@Jade_Cargill finally came face-to-face with Rap star Bow Wow (@smoss) after weeks of social media trash talk. We'll have an exclusive update on TOMORROW’s Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite, LIVE at 8pm ET / 7pm CT on TBS pic.twitter.com/Nw9aDna6XM
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 22, 2022
Jade Cargill Isn’t The First Wrestler To Feud With Bow Wow Online
Bow Wow revealed in early 2021 that he was training with WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi. He subsequently targeted the likes of Damian Priest and T-BAR, mocking Priest for his choice of Bad Bunny as a tag team partner at WrestleMania 37.
In a 2021 interview with Heels Pops & Chairshots, the rapper wanted to make sure that fans know he respects the culture of professional wrestling and that he takes his training seriously.
“I respect the culture. As a fan it hurts to see people say ‘he don’t know s**t.’ I’ll be there all night talking wrestling all day. I don’t want it to come off like ‘okay, here’s another entertainer outside of our culture coming in.’
“That’s how rappers feel about a lot of people too. I want the wrestling fans to know this isn’t ‘oh Bow Wow woke up and decided he’s done everything and now wants to do this.
“My whole thing is I’m coming in in a respectful way. There’s love for the culture. This isn’t just a one off thing. I’m coming to have fun, I’m coming to make a statement.” (h/t WrestlingInc)