A video of Smokepurrp performing at a near-empty venue went viral over the weekend, bringing his career into question. But according to the 24-year-old rapper, that was a rare night. He says his shows have actually been well-attended throughout his latest tour.

On Monday (April 18), Smokepurrp shared an Instagram video of one his packed shows and explained in the caption, “Tour been lit DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE, I love what I do and ima give my fans a show regardless, I bet they won’t post this tho.. WE OUTSIDE !¡”

The show in question took place in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday night (April 16) and a video of the sparse crowd quickly hit the internet soon after. While there were a few people in front of the stage, there was nothing but empty space all the way to the back of the venue.

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Soon, jokes erupted online about Smokepurrp claiming Kanye West owed him $9 million because his shows weren’t generating any money.

“And Kanye, n-gga, you owe me like $9 million, n-gga,” he said. “Hit me line, n-gga, or my lawyer’s gonna hit your lawyer.”

Smokepurrp Claims Kanye West Owes Him $9M

Although Smokepurpp didn’t explain why he believes Kanye owes him such a substantial amount of money, fans think it was regarding his writing credit on Kanye and Lil Pump’s “I Love It” collaboration.

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“The ‘I Love It’ shit. I wrote that shit,” he told No Jumper in 2019. “Basically, it was on Pump’s birthday. Basically this n-gga [Kanye West] just called Pump, blah, blah, blah. He wanted to make a song about this and I just wrote the song. And it randomly just came out. And he’s like, ‘Yo, the shit you wrote came out.’”