Bow Wow's Instagram Scandal Is The New Fyre Festival

If Fyre Festival wasn’t enough of a reminder to all of us that social media isn’t real, Bow Wow is here to bring this message home once again in an even more embarrassing way. The internet is roasting the 30-year-old rapper (between freaking out about the state of our democracy) after he posted a pic to Instagram of a private jet, clearly implying that he was about to fly in said jet, only to be snapped flying on a commercial flight like, an hour later. This is exactly like the time your mom spilled the beans that you’d “never been to Canada” after you’d been telling everyone in your class that you had a hot Canadian boyfriend for months. Just embarrassing. And honestly, how did Bow Wow not think that this would happen? Does Bow Wow not think he has enough fans to be recognized? Well, okay, that might have been true. Is Bow Wow dealing with some kind of crisis of confidence? Should we feel like…kind of bad for him?

Nah. He’s still super rich and famous. Even if he’s not “flying in a private jet” rich and famous. Also like, Bow Wow entirely played himself here. Nobody would have given a fuck about seeing him on a regular plane if he hadn’t posted such a blatant lie on Instagram in the first place.


No word yet from Bow Wow about the incident, but I’d bet anyone my next direct deposit he goes with the Ja Rule method of apology by tweeting a screenshot of a note like, 24 hours too late, in which he apologizes even though it is NOT HIS FAULT. 

Alise Morales
Alise Morales
Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer. She is the writer of the Betches Sup Newsletter and co-host of the Betches Sup Podcast.