Kendrick Lamar Stream Botting Accuser Allegedly Debunked After Sharing "Proof" Of Payment

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Coca-Cola Music Mix at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival - Day 2
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 02: Recording artist Kendrick Lamar performs on stage during the Coca-Cola Music Mix at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 2 at Discovery Green on April 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Turner)
The internet isn't convinced.

Kendrick Lamar is about a month and a half removed from his feud with Drake. However, there are many Drake fans who have simply not gotten over their artist's loss. If you were to watch a DJ Akademiks stream, you would note that the commentator has tried to find new angles on how Kendrick is actually the loser in all of this. Overall, one of the angles that some have gone with is this notion that Lamar has been stream-botting on both Spotify and YouTube.

Last night, Akademiks had an individual on his stream who claims he was paid off by Kendrick's team to increase his streams by 30 million. How much was the man paid for all of this? $2500 apparently. Soon after making his allegations, fans asked for proof. They subsequently got it in the form of a Zelle transaction screenshot in which the man received $2500 from Anthony Saleh LLC. For those who may not know, Saleh is Kendrick's manager. However, according to XXL and some internet sleuths, this screenshot could very well be a fake.

Kendrick Lamar Continues To Get Accused Of Botting

As XXL and some commenters noted, Anthony Saleh LLC is not a real registered LLC in any of America's 50 states. Although it could be an unregistered LLC that sent the payment, there are still plenty of holes that can be poked in the story. For instance, $2500 seems low for what is being asked. Moreover, the song is already a smash hit and doesn't exactly need the boost in streams. Needless to say, fans are not buying the story right now, and they will need more proof before that changes.

Let us know what you think about all of this, in the comments section down below. Do you really believe that Kendrick Lamar was out here viewbotting? Or do you think that the man on Akademiks' stream was simply looking for some type of clout? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world. We will continue to keep you informed on all of your favorite artists and their upcoming projects.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.