Nicki Minaj Slams Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner
By Katrina Nattress
August 21, 2018
Travis Scott's Astroworld is sitting pretty on top of the Billboard 200 chart the same week Nicki Minaj's Queen debuted, and she is not happy. On Sunday (August 19), the hip-hop star took to Twitter to air her grievances.
Posting a screenshot of Kylie Jenner’s post about Astroworld, Minaj wrote: “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 put my blood sweat and tears into writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her and Stormi. lol. I'm actually laughing. #Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus and thank you to my fans," she added in a second tweet.
"My first album sold 400k. No one is doing that with debut albums now. So I’m so grateful. I lost out on 12 hours of sales and did 200k in one week after I was supposedly cancelled," she said in a third and final post, hinting that she'd elaborate on her upcoming radio show.
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
And elaborate she did. During her radio show today (August 21), the "Chun-Li" rapper went on a rampage about how Scott offered album downloads to anyone who bought tickets to his upcoming tour and how his girlfriend (Jenner) helped him promote it. Her argument is that the downloads didn't have to be redeemed in order to count as record sales.
"What we're not gonna do is have that auto-tune man selling f**king sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums, because he f**king didn't," she exclaimed before going after Jenner. "You stupid f**k. You got your f**king homeboy talking for you and you got your girlfriend selling tour passes. Stop it. Knock it the f**k off."
"When [Travis] comes along and sells a tour pass that has nothing to do with his f**king music and says he’s sold more than Kanye West and Nas—no you f**king didn’t, keep it the f**k real," she continued. "I know I’m that b**ch, I know I’m number one."
After all that, Minaj clarified that she's really not as mad as she seems. "Having said that, none of this is some serious anger s**t. No, we are in a time right now where black music is prospering," she noted. "And I am one of the people who, I'm so excited to see where rap has come from and where we are. But right is right and wrong is wrong."
On Monday (August 20), Minaj also had some choice words for Tiffany Haddish after the comedian slammed Fifth Harmony at the VMAs. "Don't be coming for Fifth Harmony because Normani is that b***h!" she proclaimed while accepting her award for Best Hip-Hop video. Normani promptly took to Twitter to thank the "perfect queen" for her gallant words.
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