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Bow Wow

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It's a ruff life for Bow Wow.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest, but a rep for the 24-year-old rapper tells E! News that this "ongoing dispute" is under control.

So just why is the hip hop star in trouble with the law in the first place?

He's in contempt of court. Back in 2009, the rapper was ordered by a Tennessee court to pay fees to a tour bus company after allegedly not paying his bill. Then on October 20, 2011, a judge in Georgia ordered him to produce documents for the other side. (The tour bus company transferred the suit from Tennessee to Georgia, where Bow Wow lives.)  

He's failed to produce the documents, and as a result, the tour bus company filed a motion to have him held in contempt; the judge has since granted the motion and ordered Bow Wow to be taken into custody. (He was also ordered to pay for the other side's legal fees, but it's unclear whether he adhered to this request)

Bow Wow cryptically tweeted a picture of himself in a jail cell on Monday with the caption, "Been here before…. Haha"

"All I know is im on a world tour and I gotta sold out show in Paris France tomar," he wrote. "All they doing is making my album gain momentum."

The rapper's rep told us he "recently hired a new legal team to resolve this and another pending legal matter" and that "his attorneys are handling the affairs through the proper channel and plan to have everything resolved soon."

—Reporting by Sharareh Drury