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Nicki Minaj Tweet Storm Blames Basically Everyone For Queen Missing No. 1 Debut

Nicki Minaj Tweet Storm Blames Basically Everyone For <i>Queen</i> Missing No. 1 Debut
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(CelebrityAccess) Nicki Minaj took to Twitter on Sunday to tell the world why she thinks Travis Scott’s Astroworld took the Nielsen Soundscan No. 1 slot over her album Queen, and it involves Spotify, Kylie Jenner and Apple Music.

Minaj’s album sold 185,000 unites in its debut, 20,000 less than Scott’s album. In her tweets, Minaj claims Spotify is paying her back for hosting her “Queen Radio” show on Apple Music, playing music from the album an hour before its release, as noted by Variety. She claims Spotify the retracted an agreed-upon promotion.

She said she talked to Scott and he “knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week.” plus that Scott’s merch sales and concert tickets gave him an edge, although the same would apply to Minaj.

There was also a mention of Scott’s baby mama Kylie Jenner who promoted Astroworld on Instagram.

A Spotify representative has responded with the following statement: “Spotify supported Nicki Minaj with a Times Square billboard, a host of the largest playlists, New Music Friday and the new music release shelf. Her song ‘Bed’ actually saw an increase based on the promotions put behind the campaign. The company continues to be big fans of Nicki.”

Fun fact: Scott and Jenner are seated directly behind Minaj at tonight’s VMA broadcast, unless there is a last-minute rearrangement.




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