The Biggest Lies They Showed On MTV Cribs

The Biggest Lies They Showed On MTV Cribs


Back in the 2000s, MTV Cribs was one of the
former music video channel’s most popular and fascinating shows. Each episode took viewers into the homes of
pop stars, rappers, athletes, and actors, and the celebrities themselves gave guided
tours of their luxurious surroundings. Of course, it was pretty much just a set up
for them to flaunt their wealth. But if viewers ever felt envious of all that
stuff those stars had, well, the stars might have felt envious, too. That’s because many episodes of the show were
staged… and actually full of lies. Here are some episodes of Cribs that weren’t
exactly truthful, to say the least. Robbie Williams Already a huge pop star in the U.K., the music
industry tried its hardest to make Robbie Williams a big deal in the U.S., and he was
forced into the spotlight just long enough to make an appearance on Cribs. But when the time came to shoot the episode
and show off all his stuff, he borrowed a house and everything inside it. According to The Telegraph, the house really
belonged to Jane Seymour. So yes, Robbie was guiding us all on a tour
through the home of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman. JoJo A teen pop starlet in the 2000s, JoJo was
just 13 when her song “Leave (Get Out)” became a hit in 2004, and a hit song meant it was
time for an appearance on Cribs. However, the house viewers saw wasn’t her
house, she was actually kind of homeless at the time. JoJo told the Huffington Post that she was
so busy touring, recording, and promoting her music that she and her mother were just
living in hotels at the time. She added, “I should have rented out a place. But no. I just used my uncle’s crib. So that was me lying on Cribs.” And after filming was done, she had to, well
…”Leave” and “(Get Out).” 50 Cent Curtis Jackson has won a bunch of awards. He’s had a bunch of hit songs. But one thing he apparently didn’t have, at
least not when he appeared on Cribs, was a bunch of Ferraris. In 2007, Fiddy showed off his car collection
on Cribs, which included three of the Italian stallions. But on a forum called Ferrari Chat, one user
recalled asking 50 Cent about his rides at a car show just a couple of weeks before his
Cribs episode, and the rapper said he owned five cars, none of which were Ferraris. Other eagle-eyed readers pointed out that
all three cars were marked with the initials “SC,” a notorious Ferrari collector who posted
photos of the exact same cars as the ones that were supposed to be in 50 Cent’s possession. “Yo, I’m part of the Ferrari club.” Bow Wow When rapper Bow Wow boasted his way through
his Miami mansion, he was especially proud of his fleet of very fancy cars. But while the movie Like Mike apparently made
enough money to get Bow Wow a decent-sized home, these cars were not his. According to EGM Car Tech, car enthusiasts
familiar with the Miami car scene noticed the word “Prestige” stamped on all three cars. That’s the calling card for Prestige Luxury
Rentals, a Miami car loan place, the perfect spot for all your reality show rental needs. Birdman Rapper and co-founder of Cash Money Records,
Birdman was successful enough to get himself on MTV, and to get MTV to rent him a fancy
car to show off on his Cribs episode. “I’ma bring you all to see how we pimp dat.” Birdman was very proud to show viewers a maroon
beast of a vehicle. But according to Uproxx, that beast was not
his, it belonged to a Cincinnati car enthusiast. Ja Rule In 2001, rapper Ja Rule’s handlers rented
a gaudy, eight-bedroom Miami mansion with a waterfront view. In addition to letting the Cribs crew come
to film, he also had a house-wrecker of a party, a violation of the rental agreement,
for about 600 people. According to Contact Music, the owner of the
house later sued Ja Rule and his associates, as their rental fee and deposit didn’t quite
cover all the damage and disgusting trash left behind. She also didn’t actually give permission for
Cribs to film in her house. Whoops. Redman Probably the greatest episode of Cribs was
the one that completely subverted the concept of Cribs. Rapper Redman didn’t lie, but MTV tried to
get him to. The show visited his small Staten Island home
— and it was kind of a mess. It was a refreshingly honest look into the
real life of a star — which was supposed to be the entire point of the show. “They wanted me to rent a house so I could
open the big double doors and s—, like ‘yo look at my s—.'” “And my mother woulda told me, you know damn
well that wasn’t your g–damn house.” He also said he knows a lot of other musicians
who did lie for the show, but he won’t name names. Thanks for watching! Click the Nicki Swift icon to subscribe to
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