Nicki Minaj was going off on social media yesterday when the first week album sales for 'Queen' dropped. 'Queen' was neck-in-neck in competition for the highest album sales versus Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' earlier in the week, and when DJ Akademiks posted projected sales showing Travis was on track to have higher sales than Nicki, Nicki clapped back in the comments section saying it was "FAKE NEWS."
Yikes. Nicki's clearly having trouble accepting that her album wasn't number one. Soon after her rant, Smokepurpp hit social media to defend Travis Scott. He says Nicki Minaj is "buggin" and "doing the most" for hating on the next man. Although he means no disrespect, Purpp insists that numbers don't lie.
Peep what started all of Nicki's posts.
Welp, turns out that Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' DID end up being the #1 album for the second week in a row. Nicki seemed to have a hard time accepting that, though. She started her rant by pointing out that she believes Travis only had the top album because he used Kylie Jenner and Stormi for marketing...peep her tweets below.
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
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— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
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!— 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