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:
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.
Bow Wow clearly needs to act his wage.— Cynia Thee Pony (Cynia Barnwell) (@notsocynicalC) May 9, 2017
Saw Bow Wow before he left the airport. He wants y'all to know slander don't phase him and he keeps it 100. I grabbed a pic of him leaving. pic.twitter.com/K0GiLZZ1iF— Michael Starrbury (@StarrburyMike) May 9, 2017
#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