The Word: Bow Wow Catfishing is Bow Wow approved

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21:  Bow Wow visits the Top 20 Countdown at fuse Studios on April 21, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Bow Wow is stoked to have been the inspiration for a catfishing stunt. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

The economy is crap. Our government can’t function. Global warming is going to destroy us all.

But look on the bright side. At least we live in era of catfishing.

I realize that is a terribly callous thing to say. Being catfished no doubt feels awful. I don’t care. This makes me really happy.

So here’s the deal. On this week’s “Catfish,” an astute young woman named Keyonnah began an online relationship with rapper Bow Wow. He refused to video chat with her, but they exchanged text messages and he sent her $10,000 in gifts. But — shocker — the man who refused to meet her in person was actually not a famous rapper, but a woman named Dee who liked to lure straight chicks using Bow Wow’s likeness because she “liked a challenge.”

The best part of this, however, is that Bow Wow himself is super into it. “I feel honored,” he said in a reaction video posted by his BET show “106 & Park.” “It’s dope and it’s fly when someone wants to be you. And not only they wanna be you, in their mind they are you. That’s crazy. But I like it. It’s free promo for myself.”

Bow Wow went on to invite both Dee and Keyonnah to come hang out with him, which is probably a much happier ending than catfishings usually have.


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