Rapper/actor Bow Wow will have to go before a judge to be named as the father of his new baby daughter, after his former partner reportedly refused to acknowledge the star on their child's birth certificate.
The 24 year old welcomed baby daughter Shai Moss with his ex-girlfriend Joie Chavis in April (11), but only opened up about the news this week (begs04Jul11).
He published an open letter online, gushing about his newborn, but it's now been revealed Bow Wow has not officially been named as the father of Shai.
The baby's birth certificate, obtained by Tmz.com, shows the section containing the father's details has been left blank.
Chavis tells the website she was upset her ex failed to show up for the birth, but is now happy for Bow Wow to be named as the father on official documents - but Tmz reports a judge will need to be involved to make the amendment.