Though social media is an effective way to stay up to date with friends and family (or stalk your ex), it’s also proven to give an unrealistic perception of the user’s world. I’ve often heard Instagram referred to as a “highlight reel” and I cannot think of a more accurate way to describe the practices used on this social platform. Even celebrities are known to hype up their already lavish lifestyles for the sake of an enviable image.
Recently, the well-known rapper Bow Wow attempted to over exaggerate his celebrity status by posting a photo of his supposed “private jet”. Unfortunately for the star, he was caught by another passenger on his commercial flight and the internet cannot deal.
Yesterday, Bow Wow posted a photo on Instagram claiming to be riding in his “private jet”.
Apparently, the rapper actually stole the photo from a Florida-based transportation rental website. Classy. Of course, none of us would’ve been the wiser to this facade were it not for a passenger on Bow Wow’s actual flight.
Unfortunately for the star, Twitter user Al_Khee noticed Bow Wow on his commercial flight and decided to call him out.
Al_Khee shared a photo of Bow Wow on his account with the message, “So this guy lil bow wow is on my flight to NY. But on instagram he posted a picture of a private jet captioned “traveling to NY today” smh.”