Lizzo Slams Payola Accusations: ‘The People are Making These Calls, Not the Label’

Published: Thursday 28th Nov 2019 by Rashad

While many look at Grammy-nominated songstress Lizzo as an overnight sensation, devoted fans know her underground buzz long preceded her current commercial and critical acclaim.

Nevertheless, some still scratch their heads at how the 31-year-old (born Melissa Jefferson) went from a virtual unknown to bonafide hitmaker with tunes that were released long before they soared up the Billboard charts (namely the 2017-released ‘Truth Hurts’).

Apparently weary of accusations of foul play, Jefferson clapped back at a recent detractor who suggested her label utilized the practice of “payola” (pay for play) to assist with her chart ascension.

Look inside to see how she responded:

After our friends at PopCrave posted about another of Lizzo’s aged singles getting traction on today’s iTunes charts, some responded negatively.


Lizzo clapped back with…

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  1. Zion November 28, 2019

    Cardi is the payola queen

    • ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? November 28, 2019

      Please don’t mention that booger we left her in 2018

      • Clarks00on November 28, 2019

        Hey Jizzy gulp any jizz today?

    • Clarks00on November 28, 2019

      I have the same lace front Lizzo is wearing but I look so much better in it. I dont have tons of fat. Lizzo is a fat nappy headed whale. Yuck ? ?. Lets get back to talking about the grammy award winning best selling chart titan Camila Cabello’s new album Romance is available for pre-order. It is the best album made this year.

    • Clarks00on November 29, 2019

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    • AJ November 29, 2019

      I think you misspelled Nicki Minaj there…

  2. Clarksooon November 28, 2019

    Any body they see doing well, they accuse them of payola
    Lizzo they did the same to my faves Camila.
    Even tho she has billions of streaming numbers to back her hits up. Smh

    lizzo they are just jealous their faves cant get a number one or Grammy nomination.

    Lizzo, Camila, billie ellish, Arianna, lady gaga, halsey

    The only bad bìtches to score number 1’s this year.
    They hate to see it
    But they will see it whether they like it or nah.

  3. Nicky November 28, 2019

    Go off Lizzo

    Someone who has talent and SOLO hits that rely on her talent and not a feature

    8 Grammy nominations, tours sold out left and right, solo #1 ,impactful performances on the numbers

    Some girls can’t relate

    • Clarksooon November 28, 2019

      U are shading ur faves normani.
      Normani has
      No Grammy nominations
      No number one
      No tour

      Siri play beyonce dont hurt yourself

      • Nicky November 28, 2019

        Lizzo is one my faves ????

        Normani has more talent , charisma, and beauty in her pinky than in Camickys entire body

        Can’t wait for Camickys 7th flop ????????????????

        This is definitely a record

      • Clarksooon November 28, 2019

        Normani has a dancer’s voice, WEAK

        Camila will sing circles around her .

        We all heard normani vocals during her vma performance ???????. A joke and an embarrassment.

        All Camila live performances have received acclaim.
        Stage costumes, vocals, Visual effects, choreography, set design etc.

        If normani was a good performer, they would have invited her to perform at the AMA but she was ignored. Camila perform 3 times and all 3 performances were praised

        Her arena tour is selling out.
        Madison Square garden almost sold out
        Staples centre, almost sold out
        The tour is in 8 months time.

        The shows in Germany are sold out already. They dont speak English in Germany, Camila sings in English and spanish and she has sold out her shows in Germany .

        More dates have been added for Mexico.

        Reviews are pouring in for romance, critics are raving.

      • Nicky November 28, 2019


        Where are these receipts

        Almost doesn’t count

        Judging by what you’re saying she will have 100K first week

        ???????????? can’t wait to see

      • Clarksooon November 28, 2019

        Dumb àss the tour starts in 8 months, that enough time to sell tickets.

        U dont know how music works.

        She hasn’t even done promo for this tour, no radio interviews, tv appearances etc.

        U will eat ur words, I keep receipts

      • You Tried November 29, 2019

        You ignorant buffoon Clark…Camila isn’t selling out anything you’re lying. Also people in Germany do speak English!!! Most people in other countries are bilingual..

      • Gworl Bye November 29, 2019

        Lmao girl stop lying , camiltoe hasnt sold out one date, not even by half. But go off with your delusions that people know who she is lol.

  4. ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? November 28, 2019

    Girl Please be thankful for PAYOLA & Atlantic Records because no one will be listening to your music next year your just a FAD like CardiB people will move on to the next thing Next Week enjoy ? it Sis , none of y’all have longevity like Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé & Rihanna to last over a decade in the music business

    • Dc November 28, 2019

      Cardi just won a f****** AMA but she’s over f** y’all all

    • MCalling you h*** out November 28, 2019

      Cardi been winning since 17…. how long do 15 min last again?

  5. ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? November 28, 2019

    What do you accomplish by having a number one record Nothing it doesn’t equal talent or popularity

    • Paulo November 28, 2019

      Duh. It is an accomplishment in itself to go #1. Plus the koins if you got writing credits and she does. Keep hating troll!

      • Clarksooon November 28, 2019

        Gurl educate the fool

        Even grammy nominations are important

        If ur Grammy nominated, the least amount u get paid is 100k per performance.

        Number ones dont matter cause their faves can’t get any

        Grammy awards don’t matter cause their faves were paid dust this year. Lol

        2 number 1’s , havana and senorita, wrote both number 1’s.

      • ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? November 28, 2019

        Nicki Minaj has more money then CardiB & Camilla combined and she did this without a Grammy or a number 1

      • Clarksooon November 28, 2019

        But her name is not in the history books for artistes who have number 1’s

        Cardi, camila are in an elite group, artistes who have multiple number 1’s.

        Nicki is not in this group.

        10 years from now, billboard is gonna say, on this day 10 years ago cardi hit number one with I like it or bodak yellow

        On this day 10 years ago, Camila hit number one with seniorita.

        This will never happen for nicki. ????

      • FAF November 28, 2019

        That’s not necessarily true because Kesha has number ones but isn’t culturally relevant today . Anything can go in the history books . I can say “LIZZO was the first big b**** to use pink toilet paper”

      • Clarksooon November 28, 2019

        But kesha will be remembered by having multiple number 1’s

        Nicki doesn’t have that.
        Her chart records are cheap.
        Quantity over quality.

        Forgettable songs.

    • Ajm265 November 28, 2019

      Nicki will go down and the highest selling female rapper with the most hot 100 entries for a female rapper. history is history boo number or not her impact can’t and won’t be ignored. Some of y’all will go down in history for posting the most b******* on so I guess that’s an accomplishment. *shrugs shoulders*

      • Clarksooon November 28, 2019

        But still no number one.

        Nicki still dont have that coveted number one song.
        Cardi has 3 number one songs.

        Nicki has alot of billboard entries but that just makes her discography cheap and watered down.
        No quality, only quantity and that’s why she win never be an icon.
        Her music is cheap.

        Can you guys stop with the whole , nicki is the only female rapper with this achievements and that achievements. There are not enough female rappers.

      • FAF November 28, 2019

        Screaming @ u thinking bodak p*** is quality over even Nicki’s most vapid and lyrically weak song

      • Clarks00on November 29, 2019

        Nicki is great. Are we gonna act like Super Bass did not peak at number 3 on the Billboard 100 and sell over 6 million copies in the US????? y’all hos and trolls spouting bout songs that peaked at number 1 forget the most important factors to get a number 1…..TIMING & LUCK! Super Bass is a Smash Number 1 song and its sales are higher than any of the number 1s ur favs were lucky enough to obtain by smart timing! Cardi’s Bodak Yellow is a smash number 1 song too shut up with the comparisons. Nicki is the aunti. Cardi is the niece. Kim is the mother. Stop comparing these b1tches when they all one in the same!!!!

  6. Paulo November 28, 2019

    I really hoped we’d get Soulmate as next single but ok I’m cool with Water Me being her next hit

    • Clarks00on November 29, 2019

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  7. Drip November 29, 2019

    Ya’ll stupid ass h*** get in here and argue over the same girls who not even mentioned in the post. FOCUS F**$

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