Two disgruntled fans have accused rapper Moneybagg Yo of failing to pay them $30,000 in prize money for a contest-winning video they submitted in 2019.
The individuals responsible for crafting the winning video, comedians and creators Funny As Zavia and Big Homie Blocks, came forward with the stunning allegation in an Instagram post. For additional background, Moneybagg Yo ran the contest – organized under the #AllDatChallenge hashtag – to promote his and Megan Thee Stallion’s “All Dat” track, which was released in October of 2019. Moneybagg Yo encouraged fans to send him videos featuring the song, and on November 14th, 2019, Zavia and Big Homie Blocks announced that their clip had been deemed the winner.
However, the comedy duo maintains that they have yet to receive the promised compensation, going as far as voicing their complaints in the firmly worded Instagram video. Complete with an image of Moneybagg Yo holding a substantial amount of cash (he personally posted the photo – and several similar pictures – earlier this year), the two-minute-long clip is a to-the-point demand for the $30,000 cash prize.
“For Moneybagg Yo and his team,” Big Homie Blocks begins the Instagram message, “we want our 30K.”
“Period,” adds Zavia.
“It’s been November since we did the video, December since we won, January since we saw you. It is July, we still ain’t touched a dime of our 30K, that we won,” continues Blocks.
“And then, when we did the first video, he called us in May and told us I guess if we took the video down he’d give us our money,” says Zavia.
“But look, we still didn’t get our bread!” indicates Blocks.
From there, the frustrated fans suggest that Moneybagg Yo is avoiding their phone calls and falsely claiming to others that he has already transferred the funds.
Many Instagram users have responded to the video and the situation, and the majority of these messages appear to be in support of the allegedly ripped off fans.
“Smh give they [sic] money they won. This doesn’t look good at all,” said one individual.
“Smh it’s sad that they use people to promote their song and offer money to just brush them off,” echoed a different person.
At the time of this writing, Moneybagg Yo hadn’t publicly responded to the contest winners’ video. Additionally, the 28-year-old seems to have deleted most of his previously published social media posts, with his oldest Instagram picture dated January 30th, 2020, and his oldest tweet (a retweet, specifically) dated March 2nd, 2020. It’s unclear whether this condensed library of posts is related to the #AllDatChallenge.
More as this develops.