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Lil Bow Wow pretended to fly private on Instagram and got caught

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Christine Friar


Posted on May 10, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 2:55 pm CDT

Shad Moss (the artist formerly known as Lil Bow Wow) played himself this week when his Instagram post about flying in a private jet turned out to be an image from a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, transportation service’s website.

It all started when Moss Instagrammed a picture of a jet and some Mercedes vehicles with a caption about his Growing Up Hip Hop press tour earlier this week. Based on the caption, one might think Moss got on the plane and flew to New York:

But later that same day, a fan spotted Moss flying commercial from Atlanta and Snapchatted the evidence. The photo quickly spread all over Twitter:

To make matters worse, a simple reverse Google image search conducted by a fan apparently revealed that the pic in Moss’ Instagram actually originated from the website of Fort Lauderdale VIP Service—a small business travel company based out of Florida. In other words: He most likely was nowhere near a private jet when he posted that pic.

The roasts on Twitter have been… relentless.

#BowWowChallenge trended in the U.S., with people trying to outdo each other’s shabby-chic lifestyles:

This isn’t Moss’ first run-in with fake Insta posts, either: In 2016 he got called out for posting a pic of someone else’s pile of money.

H/T Daily Mail

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*First Published: May 10, 2017, 12:14 pm CDT