The rapper French Montana may be forced to address claims that someone working on his behalf hacked into several Spotify accounts and streamed his single ‘Writing on the Wall‘ in a bid to rescue it from commercial doom.
Calls from some infuriated music lovers to slap the culprit with the heavy hand of the law.
— Erik Champney (@erikdachamp) January 5, 2020
‘Writing’ features Cardi B and Post Malone but failed to sell or stream enough units to push it into the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40.
Months later, the song enjoyed a resurgence in popularity on Spotify where it became one of the highest-streamed tracks on the platform last week much to the delight of the star’s loyalists.
Alas, troubled reared its ugly head when a number of fans realised that the song was still tanking on every other platform and suspected that its ascent on Spotify was fuelled by foul play.
Now, there is talk of taking legal action.
ATTN: anybody who has NOT & does NOT listen to French Montana and had their @Spotify account HACKED only to see his music pop up on your Spotify, pursue legal action against Spotify AND French Montana—Camila Cabello, too. Its ILLEGAL TO HACK ACCOUNTS/EXPOSE PERSONAL INFO. RT THIS
— ??????????????? (@sugarandhoney_) January 5, 2020
@FrencHMonTanA look….you and the PR team can ignore people all you want. Either you or ya label contracted somebody to hack and play that weak song….
When @Spotify / @SpotifyUSA knocks, you better lawyer up#pity #weak #frenchmontana #hack #violated #spotify #fake #streams
— Jordan (@Brown_Bear1590) January 5, 2020
@SpotifyCares I’ve seen at least 5 hacked tweets with playlists named “frkyfrydy77,” all of us are being hacked by people who listen to french montana + really recent singles for no names, it’s very clearly not coincidence, do y’all have a mass hack happening? I’m confused
— Haylee (@haylee_hebert) January 1, 2020
Yerrrrr if someone hacks my account & starts playing French Montana ima sue y’all for distress & inconvenience and also for defamation of character @Spotify
— LeSensei ? (@DamnReMo) January 3, 2020
@SpotifyCares if you really cared then you would stop forcing so many people to listen to that dumb @FrencHMonTanA song. He literally payed to have it forcibly play on people’s Spotify and you guys haven’t said a word. Can you PLEASE REMOVE THAT SONG!!!
— Seraphina (@SeraLillian) January 4, 2020
He is yet to respond.