A brief history of the many lies told by celebrities on MTV Cribs
While it’s always a good idea to live your life refusing to believe everything celebrities say about themselves, especially actors, who make their money lying very well on camera, reality TV on famous people try to trick us into making that mistake by presenting his subjects through handheld camera footage and presumably unscripted conversations.
Take, for example, MTV cribsthe restarted often series it promises viewers a glimpse into the glamorous world of celebrity homes – and mostly actors and musicians pretending to own things they don’t actually own.
A new video from strange story walks through the many lies wrapped in the 2000s era Cradlesdetailing a slew of houses, cars, and other things that his subjects claimed belonged to them.
- Ja Rule rented a mansion for his appearance and its owner later sued him for making a huge mess and allowing a film crew to enter a place he didn’t actually own.
- bow wow, who later would go on to pretend to be richer than he isclaimed he owned a bunch of nice cars that were actually named after a luxury car rental service in Miami.
- Robbie Williams borrowed Jane Seymour’s house for his segment.
- 50 Cent praised the luxury cars he showed off during his appearance, even though he was already very wealthy when he appeared on the show.
- JoJo, the 13-year-old early 2000s pop star, was actually living in hotels when her segment was shot and claimed her uncle’s house was hers.
In all of this, the video notes that a man did give us an honest, honest look at his life: Redman. For its segment– the best of Cradles‘ run – Redman showed a messy Staten Island house where he irons clothes on the floor, plays Dreamcast on a TV set right next to his bed (hilariously next to a bottle of lotion) and removes money from a bank that consists of a shoebox above his fridge. The Weird History clip says MTV tried to convince him to shoot in a nicer house than his, but he refused.
Watch the two videos above and let them serve as a reminder: celebrities shouldn’t be trusted, unless of course they’re Redman.
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