Cardi B Dispels Rumours She Pays for Success as New Single 'Up' Hits Number 1

Cardi B Dispels Rumours She Pays for Success as New Single 'Up' Hits Number 1

- Cardi B has taken to social media to make it clear that she doesn't pay for the success of her music amid the success of her new single Up

- The rapper wrote a long post on Instagram addressing the rumours that she pays for radio play via Payola

- The Bodak Yellow hitmaker said that she's going to prove everyone wrong with her next album

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Bronx rapper Cardi B's latest single Up has reached number one on the charts and she couldn't be more thrilled. However, she unfortunately has to defend her success while she's at the top. On Monday, Cardi B took to Instagram to set the record straight about her music.

"It’s sad that when I win people gotta scramble with lies for my success. Like they ain’t saw everybody, people coming out Amazon trucks and ambulances dancing my s***," said the rapper.

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A number of haters had accused Cardi B of using Payola radio play to boost streams for music, making it a hit every time. Cardi says that she doesn't need that and her music does well enough without the extra boost.

Cardi B dispels rumours she pays for success as new single hits number 1
Cardi B took to social media to let her haters know that she doesn't pay for the success of her music. Image: @iamcardib
Source: Instagram
"Mind you, I didn’t debut number 1 because of my low radio play and WAP barely made radio cause it was so explicit yet still made number 1," she said.

Cardi finished off her post by saying that she's going to continue addressing the hate through her highly-anticipated next album.

The Bodak Yellow star is not letting anyone take away her shine and is hitting back at the doubters. previously reported that Cardi B reacted to the backlash from mothers over her WAP performance.

On March 14, 2021, during the Grammy Awards, 28-year-old American rapper, Cardi B alongside Megan Thee Stallion performed the hit track, WAP on stage and it was applauded by many. The Recording Academy also praised the performance on social media.

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However, there were some people who did not like the performance and they took to social media to air their grievances. A number of them were mothers who said that it was inappropriate for the performance to air on TV because it wasn’t meant for children.

Cardi B was also criticised by Candace Owens on Tucker Carlson's show. She described WAP as an attack on American values and traditions.

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