Lizzo Shuts Down Payola Allegations: “The People Are Making These Calls, Not The Label”
Written by B87FM on November 27, 2019
On Wednesday afternoon, Lizzo responded to some tweets that claimed she has used the age previous artwork of payola to get her 2-3-year-old songs to carry out effectively on the charts in 2019. The Twitter person retweeted a put up saying that Lizzo’s 2017 single, “Water Me,” has reached the #15 spot on US iTunes, saying “Mfs not even hiding the payola and bots anymore🤣😂😂😂.” This tweet stems from the perception held by some that the explanation Lizzo’s 2017 track “Reality Hurts” and her 2016 track “Good as Hell” immediately carried out extraordinarily effectively on the charts this yr is because of her file label paying for her songs to turn out to be “sleeper hits.”
Lizzo quote tweeted the person’s claims by responding with, “Really Walmart simply used my track ‘Water Me’ of their Black Friday business and due to Shazam and the #dealdropdance its turning into widespread… however go off 🤠.” In a separate tweet, the singer continued the dialogue surrounding the difficulty, tweeting: “Y’all suppose it was the plan for all my previous ass songs to be #1? I’ve a complete album the world hasn’t even heard but. We are able to’t plan the way it occurs when it’s your second it’s your second.. I all the time believed in me I simply wanted the world to really feel me. Now they do. I’m grateful.” She additionally quote tweeted a person who stated they hoped that her single from this yr, “Juice,” would get found by the general public quickly, with Lizzo saying, “Interval. The PEOPLE are making these calls… not the label.” Lizzo not solely denies the payola claims, however insists that her newfound followers lastly discovering her older music is the explanation why so lots of her previous singles have blown up this yr, slightly than her label doing something additional.