I have heard about scenarios of this happening in the last few years but haven’t fully looked into it since as of recent. A few years back XXL magazine had some issues with a Freshman class who all had a crazy following but many people didn’t know who most of them were which made no sense. The point of this isn’t about XXL or their suspect choices of talent. This is about the fact that artists are out their thinking there celebrities misleading people with there following. I seen a artist with a 40K following on twitter with a total of 1000 YOUTUBE views smh. It is obvious that the numbers don’t add up. I could see if they had like 2000 followers it would look more even but that 40k is drastic. You will see some artists with 14k twitter following and verified with 1000 instagram followers. I would say about 60 percent of these new artists is buying there following. In conclusion im just gonna say if you have a large following and people don’t know who you are does it even matter?