Once projected to be ASAP Ferg‘s first top 5 hit (as we reported here), ‘Move Ya Hips’ – the rapper’s reunion single with Nicki Minaj – has seemingly been making all the wrong moves since its July 30 premiere.
Debuting at #19 on the Hot 100 (as we reported here), fans of Minaj – affectionately called #Barbz – asserted ASAP was to blame for the modest opening due to his team failing to report web site sales of the tune.
While that claim has been unsubstantiated, it didn’t stop Ferg from being the brunt of their criticism. Undoubtedly, that judgment will heighten once #Barbz take a look at the newly printed Hot 100.
The refreshed Hot 100 reveals ‘Move Ya Hips’ moved from #19 to #99 in its second week on the chart.
Making an 80-spot drop, the Frankie P-produced bop was originally expected to move upward thanks to the debut of its accompanying music video (seen above). However, given its unveiling occurred on a Wednesday (which is considered late in the tracking week), the true effect of its streaming won’t be seen until next week.
The downward mobility of the MadeinTYO-assisted ‘Move’ mirrors that of Minaj’s last duet, ‘Trollz’ (with 6ix9ine) which debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 only to fall completely off the tally in its 5th week.