It’s hard keeping up appearances these days.
But Bow Wow needs to try a little harder, because he just got caught with his pants down trying to pull one over on his followers!
The rapper appeared to be flying high on Monday when he posted a photo of a private jet to his Instagram, writing that he was traveling to NYC for his Growing Up Hip-Hop press tour.
Wow, not bad! Or so it seemed…
The social media ruse took a sharp nose dive when an unsuspecting traveler caught Bow Wow on a commercial, NYC-bound flight — and tweeted photographic evidence of the 30-year-old sitting on the regular plane as he typed away on his phone:
For reference, here’s the hitmaker’s fancy AF IG post, now dubbed by commenters as “FAKE NEWS”:
Travel day. NYC press run for Growing Up Hip Hop. Lets gooo. I promise to bring yall the hottest show EVER. May 25th on @wetvA post shared by Bow wow (@shadmoss) on May 8, 2017 at 6:53am PDT
To make things worse, another Twitter user discovered that the private jet picture shared by the performer was apparently a stock photo taken from a Fort Lauderdale VIP transportation website!
The internet didn’t throw Bow Wow a bone over his attempt to flex for IG, and dutifully roasted him on social media for the rest of the day!
Buckle up, y’all — it’s about to get bumpy:
Bow Wow was really the hottest pre-teen in life ever and now he’s the corniest adult and I just don’t understand how that happens.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ bun & tease (@xForeverRebel) May 9, 2017
Saw Bow Wow trending and automatically knew people were coming for his whole life.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Iveshia (@FanGirlin12) May 9, 2017
Let Bow Wow be a lesson: Stop comparing yourself to folks on social media. Most of them aren’t living how they claim.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) May 9, 2017
Bow wow is a cautionary tale about how keeping up with appearances isn’t├óΓé¼ΓÇ╣ the move
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ You (@LetsThiagooo) May 9, 2017
Bow wow need to realize he just a middle class American now
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ DeAndre Bryant (@Dre_got_you) May 9, 2017
Safe flight home, Bow Wow!