Last night MTV aired a very “special” episode of Catfish. We use the word “special” because this episode was unlike any other, and that says a lot given that most people who are featured on the show believe they are talking to supermodels, pageant queens, and strippers.
On last night’s episode of Catfish, Keyonnah, a McDonald’s employee and “part-time model” believed that she was having an online relationship with rapper/actor Bow Wow. According to Keyonnah, Bow Wow who was her childhood crush, sent her ten thousand dollars to help her family with a financial situation. At first she questioned whether or not she was talking to the real Bow Wow, but after he sent the generous gift she decided it just had to be Bow Wow.
This situation was a little shifty given that Facebook does verify their celebrity clients by using a blue verified check on their profiles. Still, Nev and Max had a bit of hope that perhaps this would be in fact Bow Wow. As it turns out, it wasn’t Bow Wow, but in fact, a girl, Dee, who “likes the challenge of straight girls” and plays out her fantasy of earning their love by grooming straight fans of Bow Wow’s in order to pursue relationships with them.
Since the airing of the episode, the real Bow Wow has decided to comment on the whole Catfish controversy. In an interview with BET Bow Wow reacted to the Catfish episode:
“Let’s talk about how someone is impersonating me. First of all, that’s a hard thing to do. Just look at me. You can’t impersonate this. How do I feel? I feel honored. It’s dope and it’s flattering when someone wants to be you. I like it. It’s free promo for myself, for BET, for 106 & Park. I would actually like to meet them both.”
Bow Wow currently hosts 106 & Park for BET.
Check out Bow Wow’s message for Catfish: