Beef is Big Business: Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Hiss’ & Nicki Minaj’s ‘Big Foot’ Nearly Outsold the Hot 100’s Entire Top 40 Combined

Published: Saturday 10th Feb 2024 by Rashad

Despite dividing two of Hip-Hop’s biggest fan bases (the #Barbz and #Hotties), the headline-grabbing beef between Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj did do something good as it underscored the commercial viability of female Rap.

Details inside.

Consuming the entertainment news cycle from Friday (January 26) to Friday (February 2), there’s no corner one could turn without hearing the latest in a slew of developments related to the musical quarrel between Minaj and Stallion – a duel that went from social media to the charts.

Both acts dominated real-time sales and streaming tallies as their respective fans waged war on their behalf by “running up” the numbers on digital platforms.

With her highest first-week sales to date (a whopping 104,000 units moved across its various versions), Stallion’s ‘Hiss‘ ultimately raced to the finish line in first place by not only scoring her first solo #1 debut on the Hot 100 but also making history as only the third female rapper to have done so in the chart’s 65-year history (following Minaj and Lauryn Hill).

That doesn’t mean Nicki’s stats were anything to shake a stick at, however.

Despite not enjoying a full tracking week (due to its release on January 29), ‘Big Foot’ still managed to stomp to approximately 37,000 in sales, just under 11 million in streams, and nearly 600,000 audience impressions in radio airplay in less than 5 days.

The figures were just enough to give ‘Big’ the second biggest opening of the week among females and land it at #23 on the updated Hot 100.

For Minaj, the debut marked a milestone as it made her the first female artist of color to boast 75 top 40 hits. Among all acts, she leaves the related records of Kanye West, Elton John, Eminem, and Rihanna even further in her rear view.

The jaw-dropping diss tracks by Stallion and Minaj together managed to sell nearly half of the cumulative sales of the Hot 100’s entire top 40 (which moved a reported 173,000 between the other 38 songs in the chart region).

In fact, if it weren’t for the politically charged Tom MacDonald and Ben Shapiro song ‘Facts,‘ the ladies’ two songs would’ve outsold all other 98 songs on the all-genre chart combined.

Either way, eyes will certainly be glued to Billboard to see how ‘Hiss’ and ‘Big Foot’ perform on next week’s edition of the Hot 100.

Until we find out, click here to see who else had a great week on the hitlist.

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  1. Candace Owens February 10, 2024

    But Meg is #1 and Nucki is the most hated woman in music. And she smells like a rotten diaper full of day old rotting shrimp married to a raaaaapist.

    • Say something educated, please! February 10, 2024

      A projection of insecurity?


    • Haha and it’s not even a main single… just some song made in a few hours February 10, 2024

      Where is Cardi?

      • One Hit Wonder February 10, 2024

        Cowdi hasn’t seen the top ten in 3 years

      • Credits February 10, 2024


  2. Credits February 10, 2024

    This is why it doesn’t matter if Meg’s second week drops. She still sold over 100,000 copies.

    • Bigfoot – Sold 100,000 units on only 3 days February 10, 2024

      We don’t stan for reductive like Meghan!

    • Melia February 10, 2024

      Lies! Big drop next week and… 💩

      “Big Foot” has now surpassed 5 million streams on Spotify!! 😂😂😂

  3. Effortlessly February 10, 2024

    💅”Big Foot” achieved:

    – #23 Debut on the Hot 100.
    – #3 Digital Song Sales.
    – #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart.
    – Biggest YouTube 24 hour debut of 2024 (2.4M views).
    – Biggest debut for solo female rap song on Global Spotify or 2024 (1.89M streams).
    – #1 on iTunes in 37 countries.
    – Highest debut by a female rapper with a solo song in the history of US Apple Music (Peak #2).
    – Sold 100,000 units on only 3 days.

    • Interac February 10, 2024

      Big foot is a joke and the worst song in Nicki minaj’s discography.

      • U lost February 10, 2024

        Despite Fake Narratives being spread around, Pink Friday 2 World Tour is already Nicki Minaj’s Best Selling Tour of all time…

    • Big whites February 10, 2024

      What have you achieved? Celeb idolatry is pathetic. Get a life.

  4. !!!! February 10, 2024

    Oh Nicki cleared!!!

    For a free beat you can hit megan raw!!!

    If you a ghostwriter party in megan jaw 😂😂😂

    No video, No promo, No payola, No sympathy, No label backing, No giveaways, No gimmicks, No tricks, No full tracking week & No multiple fan bases. Just pure support from only One FAN BASE! How icoNIC??! I STAN 🙏💃❤️🦄💋 🎀

    • UHoesFunny February 10, 2024


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  5. Taylorism February 10, 2024

    Cowdi Stan talking about careers being over 😭

  6. In Queenika We Trust February 10, 2024

    A top 25 hit for a troll song with no video, no promo and no payola with only 4 days of tracking?? Iconic. 🙌🙌

  7. Karan February 10, 2024

    Y’all clown Nicki for Bigfoot and it was better than anything All these girls put out.😭 Even when Nicki is at her lowest she still shitting on all y’all. 😭

  8. Supervisor February 10, 2024


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  10. Anne February 10, 2024

    Not surprised the beef aka publicity stunt was beneficial for both of them.

  11. Well..wellll… February 10, 2024

    Nicki got nothing to loose…..why bother. She is still #1

    • Big whites February 10, 2024


  12. WW 50 DO February 10, 2024

    Nicki Minaj is the Queen of Rap and Megan knows it

  13. Dubois February 10, 2024

    Megan has no tour…..just talk c**** & pu$$es !! 😆

  14. Tusya February 10, 2024

    Pink Friday 2 World Tour is already Nicki Minaj’s Best Selling Tour of all time…

  15. Big whites February 10, 2024

    If you want to see two hoodrats fight, just head downtown any weekend night and you can watch for free.

    That’s all this is. Two big butted whores fighting for attention. Boring.

  16. Kahkahkah February 10, 2024

    Meg’s stans must feel like moronic low life haters this week. Nicki IS still selling…and WINNING all over the charts. Ha!

  17. Pressed much? February 10, 2024

    Nicki Queen of Rap is unmatched ….chill, haters.

  18. WW 50 DO February 10, 2024

    I am so sick of people beefing with Nicki..that b**** Megan has nothing else to rap about except for Nicki’s husband..

  19. Rara February 10, 2024

    Cardick B could nevaaaaaa!!!!!

  20. FACT February 10, 2024

    At the end of the day Meg is out of the TOP 10 THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FEMALE RAPPER OF ALL TIME list.


  21. Karan February 10, 2024

    lots of jealous ghetto school dropout here

  22. Tara February 10, 2024

    Nicki is caviar!!
    Meg is McD……

  23. so snooze…. zzzzzzzzz We need more up-tempo songs… February 10, 2024

    J3wish hater

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