“That Auto-Tune man selling fucking sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums”
The US rapper, who released her fourth studio album ‘Queen’ this month, reiterated points that she made via Twitter on Sunday (August 19) where she contested the validity of Scott’s album ‘Astroworld’ bagging the US number one spot.
Minaj claims that Scott only achieved number one by selling ‘Season Passes’, which provide fans with pre-sale access to his live shows if they purchase the album. ‘Queen’ debuted at number two in the US album charts.
On ‘Queen Radio’, Minaj said, “What we’re not gonna do is have that Auto-Tune man selling fucking sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums, because he fucking didn’t. You stupid fuck. You got your fucking homeboy talking for you and you got your girlfriend selling tour passes. Stop it. Knock it the fuck off.”
“When [Travis] comes along and sells a tour pass that has nothing to do with his fucking music and says he’s sold more than Kanye West and Nas—no you fucking didn’t, keep it the fuck real. I know I’m that bitch, I know I’m Number One.”
Later in the show, Minaj said: “You know how many bullets I took for you motherfuckers to get streaming to count on Billboard?
“Do you know record companies are in business with these streaming services? An artist signs a 360 [contract] and all their music pretty much goes to their label. … Most artists have no fucking clue, most artists do not read their contracts, most artists do not have a clue what is happening.”
She tweeted: “Spotify had to teach me a lesson but rewarded the man who has had an Apple radio show the longest; inadvertently helping the Apple platform the most.”
Yesterday (August 20) Spotify responded to Minaj’s criticism, saying that they believed they supported the release of ‘Queen’ sufficiently.
“Spotify supported Nicki Minaj with a Times Square billboard, a host of the largest playlists, New Music Friday and the new music release shelf,” a representative for Spotify told Variety.
Elsewhere on her ‘Queen Radio’ show, Minaj addressed her relationship with controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, and his absence during her performance of their collaboration ‘Fefe’ at the MTV VMAs on Monday (August 20).
She said: “Tekashi, I wanted to perform with me at the VMAs. And somewhere along the line, he didn’t get approved to perform by the powers that be. I don’t want anyone to think for a second that I would not have asked him to come on my stage to perform his amazing hit ‘Fefe.'”