“I’m Being Punished”: Nicki Minaj Alleges Billboard Is Sabotaging Her ‘Pink Friday 2’ Sales & Tells Barbz to STOP Buying & Streaming the Album

Published: Thursday 14th Dec 2023 by Rashad

Nicki Minaj‘s long-awaited fifth studio album,Pink Friday 2,’ charged to digital shelves on Friday (December 8) and within 24 hours was predicted to deliver her biggest first-week sales since 2014’s ‘The Pinkprint.’

Days later, industry analyst revised the projected sum upward to assert the LP would enter the Billboard 200 at #1 with the highest opening numbers of any female Rap album this decade – nearly twice that of the previous recordholder, Doja Cat‘s ‘Planet HER.’

The win may have been trumpeted by Minaj’s dedicated fans worldwide (affectionately called #Barbz), but their GRAMMY-nominated leader dropped jaws when she took to Twitter on Thursday evening (December 14) to tell them to stop streaming the project.

Hours before Luminate (the music data company Billboard uses to inform its chart rankings) is set to make its final tabulation for the week (Thursday nights at 11:59pm), Minaj took to Twitter to demand her fans cease spinning her new project.

According to the ‘Super Freaky Girl’ hitmaker, Billboard revealed only a fraction of her true first-week sales will be considered official due to some of them being achieved from a fan contest where she required participants to provide proof of purchase.

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Later, she explained that industry analysts are intentionally misrepresenting the actual sales of ‘PF2’ as she has multiple versions available for purchase and streaming.

When detailing the reason, Minaj said she is “being punished” for not signing a 360 deal, having great fans, and making great music.

The shocking string of tweets won’t be the end of Minaj’s rant. She says there will even more details about the sabotage attempt revealed tomorrow (December 15).

At the time of this report, a representative from Billboard nor Luminate have responded to the accusation.

[photo sources: Nicki Minaj Twitter]

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  1. LaSalle December 14, 2023

    She is so chart obsessed. All she has are manipulated numbers and stats. That’s her legacy. Along with twitter trolling and mess. She hasn’t had a successful album in 10 years and most of her “hits” are forgettable. IMO she peaked with Pink Friday. That was Nicki at her best to me. I don’t recognize this new Nicki.

    • Haahaahahahah December 15, 2023

      you are getting senile….thats why, grandma 🙁

    • Anubis December 16, 2023

      Because she does not respect nor UNDERSTAND the culture. She thinks her sales make her the “Queen” The culture doesn’t care about numbers. Numbers is all she has so she promotes those.

  2. Paulo December 14, 2023

    Waiting for the rest of the meltdown for nothing tomorrow ☕️ she pulled numbers no one but her fans expected and surpassed expectations but since she couldn’t do more than you know who 6 years ago it’s a problem. That’s just crazy

    • RBRT December 16, 2023

      6 years ago, who do you mean?

  3. Credits December 14, 2023

    If she can provide real proof of this, I’m here for it but if she speaks all cryptic tomorrow and in riddles she can keep these accusations to herself.

    • Tori December 15, 2023

      She’s already spiraling with her ‘accusations’ saying she’s being punished for nor signing a 360 deal. She released 3 or 4 versions of the same album in a matter of 4 days and discounted the album for $5, it shouldn’t been hard to score 200K, but as the numbers were being reported to up ON TWITTER, I figured she’d have a meltdown soon.

      Considering she hasn’t done anything to promote her album pass Twitter, anything over 80K should be a triumph for her. No one cares about a 10 year old documentary or AI gag city. She’s going out sad as he’ll!

      • Anubis December 16, 2023

        She wanted to copy and pull a Beyonce with no promotion. She really thinks she’s on that level.

  4. Farrah’s luggage (8k+Camila) December 14, 2023

    LMFAOOOO I cannot stop laughing! She was just posting reviews from billboard. LMFAOOOOO

    • Haahaahahahah December 15, 2023

      said miss nobody…huh?

  5. Diabetes UNBOTHERED December 14, 2023

    😭😭 😭😭 😭😭 😭😭 😭😭


    #34 (-3) ALIEN SUPERSTAR (album track) – 1,765,655

    –ankle monitor–

    #114 (-14) Needle – 1.53M
    (OUT) Everybody
    (OUT) Are You Gone Already
    (OUT) Barbie Dangerous
    (OUT) FTCU
    (OUT) Let Me Calm Down

    🤣 😂 🤣 😂 🤣 😂 🤣 😂

  6. Clover December 14, 2023

    Its always some s*** with her lol. Still couldn’t outsell IOP that’s why she’s unraveling fr

    • Farrah’s luggage (8k+Camila) December 14, 2023

      Even by selling the album for $5 🤭😂

      • Farrah’s luggage (8k+Camila) December 14, 2023

        *Or whatever discounted amount TGJ posted she was selling it for yesterday

      • RBRT December 16, 2023

        Why is it only 5 dollars in the first week? Desperate.

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED December 14, 2023

      Peep what Nicki said about all the “NEW NICKI’S”. Nicki is SO upset that she has been REPLACED by the new QOR Cardi B. 😆 🤣 😂

      • Nickiminajisqueen December 14, 2023

        To be the queen of rap you need to spit what you wrote, therefore disqualifying her for the position

  7. Farrah’s luggage (8k+Camila) December 14, 2023

    Billboard changes rules constantly. Remember when Britney released blackout and billboard changed a rule last minute and she debuted at #2? Britney didn’t have a temper tantrum, she took it and let the album speak for itself. And that album ended up being her best work. Why can’t Nicholas just let the music speak for itself. If you’re a true artist, it’s about the music, not the numbers. That’s why I don’t respect her

  8. KitKat December 15, 2023

    Delulu Nicki

  9. Lovely2BMee December 15, 2023

    Nicki Minaj doesn’t care about the art anymore.

    Everything is sales, streams, charts etc. Trying to beat some imaginary “opps.”

    She has totally lost herself in stan twitter.

    No wonder her music in recent years has totally regressed…

    • detruth December 15, 2023

      She’s been like that since album 1. She claimed the numbers didn’t matter because she was making waves in female rap but when PF did good numbers she became totally obsessed with numbers and chart positions.

  10. Keeping it real December 15, 2023

    Lies, this album is overproduced, auto tuned mess and lacks any cohesion.
    I hear no hits from this album she been praising and saying her best work.

    The pinkprint is her best work.

  11. Liam December 15, 2023

    For someone who has accomplish alot she acts so insecure and chart obsessed. She should be happy her fans enjoy her music and art trying to throw shots at other female rappers in 360 deals is so salty. Did she forget she was once a 36 deal artist as well at one point in her life? I cannot with her anymore almost every album release is some kinda drama with her or someone coming for her.

  12. GD December 15, 2023

    Nicki is really out here crying because she’s doing all this Fraud s*** to have the #1 album. Why is she the only one that always has an issue with Billboard whenever her albums drop. Like literally every time. If your music so dope just put the s*** out and let it do what it do. Ugh she irritates me. It’s always something with her. She’s the only artist that be out here throwing fits. She does the same thing with the Grammy’s.

  13. Hmm December 15, 2023

    According to her there’s always some sort of conspiracy at play whenever she doesn’t live up to the hype. The fact of the matter is Nicki is stale, her new album proves this, and billboard is reflecting it.

  14. Haahaahahahah December 15, 2023

    #1 is coming and..

    you guys are bleeding with sadness and jealousy right?

  15. alwaysthetruthteller December 16, 2023

    Nicki Minaj is pathetic. She’s in her 40s still trying to compete with the new girls, instead of transitioning into the next phase of her life. Nicki knows that she will never be able to end her career because she will go out the way Foxy Brown did, and that scares the living daylights out of her. When she stops putting out music, she will have no legacy, no classics, and no genuine hits. That’s why she has to be so concerned about chart positions and streaming statistics. When it is all said and done, Nicki will just have a bunch of industry-manipulated numbers. That doesn’t sustain a legacy.

    Foxy Brown had Billboard no. 1 albums, which had better music on them than Nicki’s nonsense, but nobody remembers her today; they just acknowledge Lil Kim, the Queen she copied. Nicki will not be remembered. Her musical catalog is just not strong or original enough. When Kim said on a diss to Nicki: “You hustle all wrong. You only chase the fame,” it is looking like that line was prophetic. Nicki is in her 40s still chasing Billboard positions and numbers like a thirsty new artist, but her delusional fans want to compare her to Beyoncé and Rihanna. As if you would ever find Bey and Rih fighting over Billboard numbers on Twitter. It’s laughable. I see why Drake barely wants to be associated with her in public. Nobody wants her wack juice all over them.

    • ShugAveryPee December 18, 2023

      So true, it’s clear Nicki pays these sites to write up whatever Khia achievements she can garner. Anyone can damn sure do what she does and have their crazy fans mass buy her music. She’s a joke

  16. Anubis December 16, 2023

    She tried to rig the system and got caught. Her previous song release sales were ALSO included in PF2 number vecause it’s on the album.

    She rhought she could be sluck and they said, nah.

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