Did French Montana hack Spotify accounts to bring three-month-old track 'Writing on the Wall' among top 50?
The racy number featuring Post Malone, Cardi B and Jamaican pop star Rvssianis is charting on Spotify this week, but the rapper seems to have been accused of cheating the system in a Twitter thread.
French Montana dropped the song, 'Writing on the Wall', for his fans in September last year. The racy number featuring Post Malone, Cardi B and Jamaican pop star Rvssianis is charting on Spotify this week, but the rapper seems to have been accused of cheating the system in a Twitter thread.
"French Montana's out here buying streams in a desperate attempt to turn his 3 months old flop song into a hit," the first tweet read, which was followed by a series of tweets that tried to put the blame on the rapper on how he was trying to bring his song back into the game again.
"The song was released on September 27, 2019, and it wasn't very successful despite having two popular rappers featured on it. it charted for 5 weeks & left the top 200 on Spotify, then re-entered 3 weeks later & even reached a new peak on Spotify US today & this is where it gets weird," he said, adding, "Apparently the reason why it's charting again is because it's currently popular on TikTok...then why is it only rising on Spotify? I mean when you look at the pics the difference between Spotify and Apple Music is astounding."
'Writing on the Wall' rose 27 spots to get a place among the top 50 on Spotify on December 22, but the single dropped around 105 spots on Apple Music.
Twitter user @karlamagne also posted several screenshots of several Twitter users claiming their Spotify accounts were hacked between December 18 and December 23. The users complained that their passwords had been changed and they had been locked out of their accounts.
The users also said the hacker had used their accounts to stream a few foreign pop songs and French Montana’s three-month-old single. While the allegations may point towards French's involvement, there is no solid proof on whether he or his camp really had a hand in the suspicious activity.