GloRilla has spoken out after being accused of stiffing a number of collaborators, including a choreographer who claims to have invented her “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” dance.
Trinica Goods, a former dancer for the Memphis Grizzlies who now resides in Atlanta, told FOX13 she was hired to work with Big Glo for $1,500, but never received the payment.
Goods reportedly spent five hours working with the CMG rapper and her team at a dance studio in the ATL, during which time she came up with the signature side-to-side move as seen in GloRilla’s breakout music video.
“You know her little signature move that she does?” Goods said. “She was doing it one way, I choreographed it another way and they have been doing it that way in every other show.”
Once the session was over, however, Goods found herself chasing several members of GloRilla’s team for months about the money she was owed, but was told that she would only be paid when the rapper and her crew returned to Atlanta.
“Putting that on my résumé doesn’t pay my bills,” she added. “That was five hours of my time that I could have been working on something else. But here it is, I’m trying to go back and forth with grown men about who should pay me.”
Another woman has also come forward with similar allegations, accusing GloRilla of scamming her out of $1,200 over a deal to endorse her beauty products on social media.
Kimberly Renfroe, owner of Fropunzel Hair & Body Care, claims she contacted the Memphis rapper’s management via the phone number and email address from her Instagram account. She says she received a phone call from a different number with Atlanta’s 470 area code claiming to be GloRilla’s manager.
Renfroe agreed to pay $1,200 for the rap star to promote her beauty products for a month, but was later contacted by the same person who told her the fee was supposed to be $1,500. She asked for a refund but was denied.
In a statement to FOX13, GloRilla denied responsibility and claimed a scammer has been posing as a member of her team to swindle people. She also warned others about falling for similar scams.
“I was made aware that an individual has been impersonating members of my team and deceiving people for money as part of a scam,” she said. “I’m looking into the issue, but I’d like to encourage all my fans and supporters to be very careful with how they communicate with online strangers.
“It’s important to do research and take the appropriate steps to prevent yourselves from being victimized by cybercriminals posing as celebrity teams.”
The “Tomorrow 2” hitmaker also wrote a post on Facebook letting fans know which social channels to contact her on and advising them to ignore any 470 numbers that reach out to them.
“I been warning y’all all year about getting scammed by dat same 470 number but y’all wanna be hard headed,” she wrote. “we will NEVER reach out to you first + promo prices are not dat cheap!!!!
“If you call 901515**** number & they answer it’s not a scam , if they call you it’s most definitely a scam[.] it’s a app that lets you call from other peoples number. DONT GET SCAMMED!!! Only way to get promo is thru @11up_official in my ig bio NOBODY ELSE Stay Blessed.”
Additionally, the rapper’s management said that it is looking into Trinica Goods’ claim that she did not get paid for her work with the rapper.
In other news, GloRilla was recently crowned 2022’s Rookie of the Year by HipHopDX. The 23-year-old beat out Doechii, Ice Spice, Yeat and MAVI thanks to her monster year, in which she scored two hit singles — including one with Cardi B — dropped her debut project on Yo Gotti’s CMG label and took home Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
More silverware could follow for Big Glo next year as “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” is nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 2023 Grammy Awards.