Bow Wow‘s seemingly lavish travel accommodations were no match for the Twitter sleuths who exposed him for appearing to take a commercial flight instead and others swiftly took advantage by launching the #BowWowChallenge.
Bow, whose real name is Shad Moss, shared a Monday, May 8, Instagram post that implied he was preparing to fly in a private jet to New York City to promote the We TV reality show, “Growing Up Hip-Hop Atlanta.”
But a Twitter user called out the actor and former rapper for being a poseur and posted an image of him on a commercial flight — in coach.
— Osama Bin Drinkin'? (@Al_Khee) May 9, 2017
Another user traced the private jet image to a stock photo that appears in distorted form in the page header of a Fort Lauderdale VIP transportation service website.
— FBI (@mamacrimz) May 9, 2017
Bow Wow attempted to clean up the failed post by saying someone posted an old image of him on an airplane to make him out to be a fraud. It is not clear when the image actually was taken.
“Half y’all broke [m—–f—–] still can’t afford a buddy pass on Spirit Airlines,” he wrote in a comment. “Stay out the big boy lane.”
But the entertainer couldn’t sweep the issue under the rug well enough to stop Twitter from mocking him with the #BowWowChallenge.
Several users shared images pretending to be extravagant but instead being well within the norm.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 10, 2017
— Brent Leasing (@BrentLeasing) May 10, 2017
— Joey Evener (@JoeyOhio) May 10, 2017
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— Luis Powell Moreno (@ComicLuisPowell) May 10, 2017
— Joshua ?? (@JoshuaKaufman18) May 10, 2017
— Lucy Richardson (@Saint_Louisan) May 10, 2017
— AL (@MissSchliez) May 10, 2017