Nicki Minaj has long marched to the beat of her own drum and she’s doing so today – in a major way.
As just reported, the rapper lost out on the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 after Travis Scott triumphed for a second week with ‘Astroworld.’
Well, while Onika quite requesting a recount – she has declared herself the true victor.
Find out why below…
Per our prior report, both acts drew on “unique” measures to secure the coveted #1 position.
Indeed, they each aimed to one-up each other with “unique” merchandise, tour, and streaming bundles that became increasingly tricky to track.
Now, Nicki is stressing that Travis’ tactics render his “win” invalid. She just tweeted:
My first album sold 400K. No one is doing that with debut albums now. So I’m so grateful. I lost out on 12 hours of sales and did 200K in one week after I was supposedly cancelled. I bit my tongue last
#QueenRadio but I won’t On Tuesday. I love you guys so much
I looked at the numbers the Carters, Kanye, Nas, etc recently did. Travis sold 200K in his first week of clothes alone. I spoke to him last night & he said he’s been selling clothes b4 the music. Billboard says they’ll change the rules cuz of this, so it should be changed now!
I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi. lol. Im actually laughing.
#Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.
Spotify put drake’s face on every playlist but told me they’d have to teach me a lesson for playing my music 10 mins early on
#QueenRadio. Even tho they’ve been giving away my music for free for years & I am one of the top Spotify artists of all time.
Spotify had to teach me a lesson but rewarded the man who has had an Apple radio show the longest; inadvertently helping the Apple platform the most. Oh I can’t wait for
#QueenRadio on Tuesday. They took away my promotion they had promised for the 1st cpl days b/c of this. #Queen
My music went up on Apple so I played it. I assumed it was on Spotify & Tidal at the same time. Spotify said that Apple tweeted fans advising
#Queen was up & therefore they had to teach me a lesson. But PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!!!
My label didn’t want to defend me for fear of Spotify trying to teach Ariana a “lesson” too!
Do you know how many women get systematically blackballed out of their positions in an office building & can’t fight back?????
Valid point or poor sportsmanship?