Nicki Minaj blames everyone but herself for 'Queen' not debuting at #1
The rapper took to Twitter to share
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CELEBRITY Nicki Minaj
It has been a very competitive couple weeks in the music world. Some of the biggest names in entertainment have released albums and the fight for the coveted number one spot is getting heated—and very public.
Nicki Minaj released 'Queen' just following Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' album. When news of Scott's album getting the #1 U.S. Billboard spot for the week's top album, Minaj took to Twitter with a stream of angry tweets, calling out the rapper for using Kylie Jenner's fame to sell records.
It started when Minaj shared a picture of Jenner's Instagram post, telling her following she would be on tour with Scott and their daughter, Stormi.
Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc. I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week. I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA! I’ll explain on #QueenRadio 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries ♥️ pic.twitter.com/CiYEuczgm3— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
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.— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Then, blame shifted towards Spotify, when she called out the streaming platform for hyping Drake's music but not doing the same for her.
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.— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
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— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
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!!!!!!— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Next, Minaj calls out her own record label for not defending her rant for fear of it impacting Ariana Grande's record sales.
My label didn’t want to defend me for fear of Spotify trying to teach Ariana a “lesson” too! https://t.co/1dAdbcbWVd— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Things took a turn when Minaj suggested that racism and sexism were at play.
Do you know how many people subscribe to my Spotify page?????— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Do you know how many women get systematically blackballed out of their positions in an office building & can’t fight back?????— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Then finally, the rapper tried to pass it all off as "sarcasm," telling everyone to “loosen up.”
People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor. Yikes. I’m having the most iconNIC time. Come let me kiss you. ???????????????? Who’s coming to the secret show? When people call me & hear me crackin up laughing they seem so puzzled. Loosen up ????— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Only time will tell if her social media rampage produces more album streams. Perhaps Minaj should re-name her album from 'Queen' to Diva.
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