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Lil Bow Wow pretended to fly private on Instagram and got caught
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:
A post shared by Bow wow (@shadmoss) on
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 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:
— Blessed 🙏 (@antologies) May 10, 2017
— Patrice Pannell (@patricepannell5) May 10, 2017
— The Chief (@miketjnr) May 10, 2017
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
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.