Where does one turn when prayer alone is no longer enough? If you’re Justin Bieber, one turns to Instagram. Having already succumb to the ravaging effects of chronic mono and Lyme disease, Justin’s latest bout with God’s wrath comes in the form of a poorly performing single. According to Uproxx, Justin’s being accused of a desperate attempt to get his single, Yummy (gross), to the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 list by posting detailed instructions on Instagram about how to game the system by means of jiggery pokery. That includes streaming the song on repeat while you are sleeping, and buying it multiple times directly from Justin’s website. The post has since been deleted, but now we have an answer to the question WWJD? (for a #1 single)
Music fans are accusing Justin Bieber of trying to game the streaming numbers of his new song “Yummy” to achieve a No. 1 placement on next week’s Billboard Hot 100. While it’s common practice for artists to encourage fans to stream and buy their new projects — and just plain good business sense — some think that Bieber’s latest strategy, which involved posting detailed instructions to employ VPN apps and play “Yummy” on repeat at low volumes, is just “dirty pool,” especially as “Yummy” is currently locked into a neck-and-neck race with Roddy Ricch‘s “The Box” for the No. 1 spot.
if u don’t have a number one, just make a 5 page slide show ASKING UR FANS TO GAME THE SYSTEM BY LISTENING TO UR SONG ON REPEAT QOIETLY WHILE THEY SLEEP and also buy it multiple times
— ol’ flirty bastard 💕🤗 (@unclenappy) January 10, 2020
Uproxx wasn’t able to confirm that the above post actually came from Justin’s account because it’s been deleted, but since it totally seems like something he would do, nobody’s really questioning it. It was most likely a report from a fan account.
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here's how to get #YUMMY to #1 🍭🔥 Justin really wants that #1 and he is really excited about it as he said yesterday in his livestream. If you don't want to do any of this it's totally fine, just ignore the post. ✌️ This is tips for the people who actually wants to do an extra effort! I got this info from a twitter thread and thought I'd make it into a post so it can be easily spreaded 💗
That’s so crazy because MY latest single is actually called Easily Spreaded! According to Billboard, Justin’s really pushing Yummy hard. It’s his first solo offering since 2015.
In promotion of his latest single “Yummy,” Justin Bieber has put together some sweet packages for his fans, including limited-edition signed Yummy x Drew House CDs, 7″ vinyls and cassettes, not to mention the music video, animated Drew House video, fan lip-sync compilation and epic dance clips.
Those are all in addition to a Yummy themed video game.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 9, 2020
There’s also this sinister cry for help.
is he threatening his fans into making his song #1 ummmm pic.twitter.com/NPHC7hnWif
— ken⁷ (@gcfknj) January 9, 2020
Pray with me now. Lord Jesus, we ask that you watch over Yummy and protect it from obscurity, we pray for its meteoric rise to the top of the charts and we humbly ask that you, in your infinite wisdom, use your Master Spotify account and stream it on repeat. There’s a dope Drew sweatshirt with your name on it if you do (well with Drew on it, but you know what I mean). Lord, we thank you for these blessings, Amen.