Epic Fail of the Day: Girl Gets Catfished Into Going to Selena Gomez’s House

Viana Janae Jones, 16, began chatting online with who she thought was Selena Gomez earlier this year but got a rude awakening when she discovered that she got catfished by her ex-boyfriend.
Jones began catting with “Gomez,” who reached out to her expressing admiration over her dance videos,  back in January. The imposter Gomez convinced Jones that she wanted her to become one of her backup dancers and even sent backstage passes in the mail.

After months of chatting on line, Jones was offered a choreography job and got an invite to visit Gomz’s Los Angeles home. This is where it all goes really left.

Radar Online reports that Jones and convinced her skeptical mom to meet the singer for a “girl’s” weekend.

“I didn’t want to tell my child ‘no,’ in the small chance that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity might be real,” said the mother.

The duo spent hundreds of dollars to get from Fresno, California to Gomez’s mansion where they discovered they’d been duped.

Via Radar Online:

Viana’s dreams of meeting Gomez were crushed when she received an email just as they were pulling up to the home stating the entire meeting – and months-long friendship –was an elaborate hoax.

“The email said that I was pathetic for thinking I could be friends with Selena,” Viana recalled, admitting that her “jealous” ex-boyfriend – whom she refused to name — was behind the entire ordeal and sent the revealing email.

Despite being “crushed,” Viana decided to take a chance and rang Gomez’s intercom anyway and a young woman answered.

Viana thought it was Gomez, but ultimately it wasn’t.

“I tried to explain everything that happened without coming off as a crazy fan. She hung up before I could finish explaining, which made my stomach turn,” she said.

Seconds later, Gomez’s mother Mandy Teefey came out of the house to figure out what was going on.

“She was very sweet and sympathetic. We had brought Selena a birthday present, and we also brought gifts for her newborn sister.

“Though we were glad her mom accepted the gifts, we left humiliated and didn’t get to meet Selena,” said Viana.

A source close to Gomez confirmed to Radar that the unbelievable incident did indeed take place.

Jones says she learned her lesson but hasn’t given up hope of one day meeting the real Selena Gomez.

Question: Why are y’all still getting catfished, though?

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  • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

    I wanna meet her too……know what I’m saying?

  • STPizzle

    Question: Why is this on this website, though?

  • brotha_man

    so when did Selena start rapping?

    • hoeyuno

      She doesnt. but chuck Creekmur is having a midlife crisis and has decided to change his site to compliment the great perez Hilton.. we unfortunately suffer from that decision.

  • jondubock

    wow, the grammar in this article…

  • Eric Cartman

    On a more serious note, who has masturbated to biggie’s “sky’s the limit” ? And btw, this girl should’ve asked selena some rational questions to determine her authenticity.

  • $28825362

    Who the hell is this Friday Foster. This is so bad I don’t know where to start. I mean, what happen to this site.. did it get sold to someone else? I mean… i’m just at a lost right now…

  • RapItUp

    I have a better question, Friday Foster; Who tf PAID you to get on this once historical hip-hop site w/ your TMZ BULLSHIT?!?! Please, just go!! If I want to read an MTO article, I’ll go to MTO! “illseed”, Friday Foster, you two are a complete disgrace to this website! And I can say that because I’ve been coming here for 10+ years (when the real illseed was here) ufck your journalism!

    • Guest

      So true!

    • Realist4200

      I’ve been here from the start too. It went down hill, fell in a deep hole, and landed in a pile of sh1t at the bottom. One day we’ll forget about this and move on.

  • RockyMountainRaider

    Reading this article hurt my brain,
    “Radar Online reports that Jones and convinced her skeptical mom to meet the singer for a “girl’s” weekend.”

  • Jared

    The truth is she’s just retarded as well as her mother.

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  • Guest

    this site should change its name to anythingbuthiphop.

  • tony

    Grammar skills of an eight grader

  • IToldYoMommaYouAintSh_t

    Wrong website Friday Foster…this is supposed to be a true Hip Hop site. One of these things is not like the other

  • ChicagosHope

    Tbh we just got catfished

  • Guillaume Pilon

    Question: Why are y’all still getting catfished, though?


    why its on all hiphop com

    we dont care

  • Malik

    Chuck Creekmur aka ‘illseed’…aka ‘Friday Foster’…here’s a big a$$ F U from me to U

  • johnblacksad

    I’m gonna pretend I wasn’t even here…