A new report details an allegation that streaming numbers are being heavily “manipulated” behind-the-scenes.
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Iggy Azalea caught heat some time ago for alleging that streaming platforms were inflating numbers. “Y’all act like it’s not a thing. It is a thing & it’s not even being monitored yet the way radio payola is at least policed,” the rapper previously tweeted. After reading through this latest report, Azalea felt justified and returned with a few more thoughts.
Iggy retweeted the link to Rolling Stone‘s article and added, “Remember when the internet said I was making up that streaming has payola worse than radio. [upside down smiley face emoji],” wrote Azalea. “Glad someone’s starting to expose the secret world of streaming and ‘curators’ it’s time.” Check out a few of Iggy’s old posts about payola as well as her new tweets below and let us know if you believe streaming numbers when they’re announced.