JoJo Actually Lived In A Hotel
When Jojo debuted her episode of MTV Cribs, the tween-aged popstar actually didn't live in a home at all. She admitted that she and her mother had been bouncing around hotels at the time. Instead of rushing to move into a luxury condo, Jojo borrowed her uncle's house on the Cape.
"It was so ridiculous," she admitted. "The thing is, we didn't have a home at that point. My mom and I were living out of suitcases, and we were mostly in hotels. So that was actually my uncle's house, on the Cape. That wasn't my house."
Ja Rule Got Sued After Renting A Mansion And Passing It Off As His Own
Ja Rule probably owned a pretty impressive house in the early '00s, but you'd never know it now. The rapper actually rented a mansion for the weekend and passed it off as his own when MTV Cribs started rolling their cameras. Ja was eventually sued by the actual owner in 2004 for trashing the property and letting MTV film without permission. While Ja Rule may be real, his pad was anything but.
50 Cent Didn't Own Any Of His Luxury Sports Cars
It makes sense the rapper who wrote an album called Get Rich or Die Tryin' felt the need to have a lavish collection of sports cars in his episode of MTV Cribs. Don't know what you heard about 50 Cent, but he has an image to uphold! Too bad the cars weren't actually his – all three Ferraris were loaners from a classic car collector.
The Yin Yang Twins Rented A House They Hadn't Even Seen Before Filming
The Yin Yang Twins may have had an impressive pad, or it may have been just like Redman's infamous Staten Island dump, but no one will ever never know (unless someone really starts caring about the Ying Yang Twins again). Though it was never confirmed by the hip hop duo, it was beyond obvious they rented a home for their episode of MTV Cribs. The group made no effort to choose a house that looked like one they would ever consider living in. It was filled with bizarre nautical accents, making it clear the pair hadn't even given the home a walk-through before cameras started rolling. All-in-all, it made for a hilarious episode.
MTV Lent Birdman An Impressive Car For His Episode
50 Cent isn't the only rapper who didn't actually own his impressive car collection. Birdman, CEO of Cash Money Records, was lent a 1972 Chevy Phantom Donk Conversion for his episode. The car actually belonged to a Cincinnati business owner. It's as if he's handing Lil Wayne ammunition to make fun of him with.
Robbie Williams Used A Different Celebrity's Home
British pop star Robbie Williams showed off a rather impressive celebrity home in his episode of MTV Cribs – he just wasn't the celebrity it belonged to. The home belonged to Jane Seymour of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and Williams's riches were greatly exaggerated. He even hired a team of butlers to appear in the episode and cater to his every whim. Williams later admitted the truth and re-filmed the episode in his actual home.
Dame Dash Rented Mariah Carey's London Home
In Dame Dash's episode of Cribs, he shows off an impressive abode in the heart of London's Chelsea area, which boasts some of the world's most expensive real estate. This is pretty, pretty suspicious considering the music mogul suffered from some major financial problems.
In 2010, Dash lost two Tribeca lofts to foreclosure and reportedly had $7.3 million left on the mortgages. In 2013, he claimed he was $100,000 behind on rent in his Carmel, NY mansion. So, how is it that Dame managed to afford this luxury home? Rumors say he rented it from Mariah Carey. One thing's for sure – there's no way that house was actually his.