She may have a point.
The anticipation of the final sales numbers for Nicki Minaj's Queen has been intense. The artist and her fans have been hoping the album would debut at the top spot and knock out Travis Scott's Astroworld from its one-week reign. Unfortunately for them, Scott's album has been officially announced as this week's chart-topping album on Billboard 200 with the stats to prove it.
Nicki has since taken to Twitter to vent about why his win was unfair. The female emcee insists that his bundling efforts were bogus. According to her, even Travis knows his album isn't truly number 1.
"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."
She then acknowledges some of her lost opportunity in terms of sales. She also promises to speak her truth publicly in the future.
"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. I bit my tongue last #QueenRadio but I won’t On Tuesday. I love you guys so much"
The artist goes on to say that Billboard will "change the rules" because of this bundling farce.
"I looked at the numbers the Carters, Kanye, Nas, etc recently did. Travis sold 200K in his first week of clothes alone. I spoke to him last night & he said he’s been selling clothes b4 the music. Billboard says they’ll change the rules cuz of this, so it should be changed now!"
Lastly, Nicki mentioned Travis' baby mama, Kylie Jenner, to point out the fact that her rival's bundling efforts weren't 100% about his music.
"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."