On Wednesday (August 15), the record-breaking rap star hopped on Instagram Live to address rumors she paid people to show her music love. The new mom explained her frustration with the rumors and how her career actually didn’t take off overnight.
In response to her video, Funk Flex responded to @leveluphiphop_’s repost of Cardi’s video, stating that she, in fact, did try to pay for radio spins.
“I think Cardi is a great entertainer and has great songs!” he wrote. “I gave my opinion when she said she was “King of NY” and when I found out she didn’t write her own songs! I met Cardi and her management and I respected his and Cardi’s hustle!
“BUT LETS BE CLEAR.. CARDI’S TEAM AND MANY OTHER ARTIST (in the beginning of career) PAY DJS TO PLAY RECORDS AND SAY THAT “THEY ARE HOT” (Since I never took a penny from a rapper I’m not scared to speak on it) I have emails I’ve gotten from labels over the years with names and figures!”
Take a look at the Instagram response below.
Cardi has yet to respond to Flex’s allegation.