Damage control or genuine trolling?
This is becoming a bit convoluted. Nicki Minaj dropped her long-awaited album Queen last week, and she was expected to take the number one position on Billboard's Hot 200 charts. DJ Akademiks got his hands on the numbers ahead of the official announcement and revealed that Travis Scott would remain in first place, leaving Queen to take second place. Nicki then let off a few sub-tweets aimed at Akademiks before she jumped into the comments and called the post "fake news." Once the official numbers were announced, it was revealed that Akademiks was correct. As a frustrated journalist, Ak took to social media to remind his opposers to never compare his work to fake news ever again.
"Rappers are professional liars. I been said that. I don't want none of y'all ever to refer to anything I'm associated with as fake news ever again in your life," wrote Ak on Twitter. During the back and forth, Minaj also claimed the Spotify gave Drake placements that they would not give her. She also brought Kylie Jenner and Stormi, Travis' girlfriend and daughter, into the argument. "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," wrote Minaj. She also claimed that sexism played a role in her reduced streaming.
After all of the tweeting, Minaj claimed that all of her ranting was in good fun. "People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor. Yikes," she tweeted after her apparent meltdown went viral.