Cardi B has responded to claims that she paid radio stations in order for her new single “Up” to hit number one. She said in a video on Instagram, “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 sh*t.”
She continued, “They love to run with that ‘Payola’ to make them feel better mind you I didn’t debute number 1 because of my low radio play and WAP barely made radio cause it was so explicit yet still made number 1. Look at the second slide look at my AirPlay ( radio) compare to other artist radio spins.WHEN YOU START WINNING THE STORIES START SPINNING!!!”
“Up” is Cardi's fifth number one song.