6ix9ine, hot on the promo trail in support of his surprise-released sophomore album, ‘Tattletales’ (click here to listen), has ruffled the feathers of the Barbz – the very fan group who have long supported him thanks to his affiliation with Rap queen Nicki Minaj.
Taking to Billboard recently, the 24-year-old was quizzed about his trail of hits including his first and only Hot 100 chart-topper ‘Trollz.’ Visibly perturbed by the line of questioning, 6ix9ine emphasized that he did not need anyone’s help to get to #1 – not even Minaj’s.
However, while defending his chart history his commentary was perceived as an inadvertent diss to the Harajuku Barbie in the process – a feat that set in motion ongoing attacks from Barbz.
See what we mean inside:
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‘I love Nicki; that’s my sister. I love her to death,’ he said. ‘[But], when has Nicki ever had a #1 to this date?’
As alluded to by the ‘GOOBA’ star, Minaj may have two #1 singles to her name but she is not credited as the lead act on either of them. 6ix9ine, on the other hand, has one chart-topper to his credit but it was not achieved singularly as Nicki served as the feature.
To date, he has only had three top 5 singles on the tally – two of which feature the Young Money maven (‘Trollz’ and ‘Fefe’).
Though the quote found in the clip above is earning him some serious detraction as it gains traction, it’s not necessarily fully reflective of the view [we assume] he was trying to express. In the full clip (seen below), he later clarified he was not dissing her by mentioning her lack of #1s but was pointing to how unfair the industry is that she doesn’t have one.
‘It’s not Nicki’s fault [she doesn’t have a solo #1]; it’s the industry’s fault because she is just like me. She’s sh*tting on everybody…,’ he said.
See it below (start at the 35:40 mark):