Badshah is been questioned by Mumbai Police and the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) for buying fake views for one of his YouTube music videos to break its viewership record.
Bollywood music composer and rapper Badshah has been allegedly reported to have bought fake views for one of his music videos on YouTube. It is said that he bought the views in order to beat a viewership record. The rapper has, however, denied the allegations.
Mumbai Police questioned the rapper for three days from Friday 7th August when he confessed to having paid 72 lakhs for about 7.2 crore views for his song ‘Pagal Hai’ to set a record of the most-watched song in 24 hours. The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) is questioning the songwriter in connection to the racket that sells social media views, likes and followers to Influencers.
Deputy commissioner of police, Nandkumar Thakur, told Mumbai Mirror, “The singer confessed that he wanted to set a world record for the most number of viewers in 24 hours on YouTube. That is why he paid Rs 72 lakh to this company.”
Badshah later, however, denied the allegations and released his statement saying, “Following the summons, I have spoken to the Mumbai Police. I have aided the officials in their investigation by cooperating and carrying out the due diligence on my part. I’ve categorically denied all the allegations levelled against me and made it clear that I was never involved in such practices, nor do I condone them.”
— Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) August 9, 2020