Priddy Ugly opened up about being told to pay for airplay by one of the biggest radio compliers in SA. The rapper has been releasing hot records for a while but the only started getting the recognition he deserves after he signed with Ambitious!
“He (the radio compiler) was like; ‘listen, we can make this song the biggest song in the country. In six months you can start winning awards, your ratings can go up. So, you can pay a deposit now of like R16,000 for 2 months’ airplay and come later on. So I want R25,000, but you can pay R16,000 now and then pay for my flight or something,'” said Priddy Ugly.
“We have always said that there is a process for submitting music at our radio stations and encourage artists not to engage in payola (paying for their music to get playlisted). We continue to have a zero tolerance for fraud and corruption and ask anyone who has been asked to pay a bribe to bring it to the attention of the organisation,” he told TshisaLIVE.