An article titled “Bow Wow Fired From 106 & Park for Using Company Card to Pay Child Support” circulating on Facebook is not real.
The story, from a website called CreamBMP Daily, purportedly describes how the rapper and actor Bow Wow escorted off B.E.T. property after a company accountant discovered he used company funds to pay child support.
Bow Wow is described as spending over $30,000 on the company card that was issued for wardrobe and travel to pay child support.
“I’m driving a used Honda and his daughter got a toy Bentley for Christmas,” a company executive is described as saying.
However, the story isn’t true.
Creambmp is one of an increasing number of websites that produce fake news or satire articles, similar to The Onion.
“CreamBmp.com Written by comedian CREAM. This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only,” reads a disclaimer on the website.
Since the website isn’t well-known, people often believe the stories and circulate them.
On Twitter, a number of people apparently believed the story was real.
“Bow wow fired for jacking money from BET to pay child support,” wrote one user.
Added another, “omg. I heard bow wow fired from 106&park.”
“Dang bow wow that has to be embarrassing to her fired for using your company card for child support,” tweeted another.
Bow Wow on Thursday went on Instagram and posted a video of him reacting to the fake story.