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Nicki Minaj defended the performance of her album Queen after it finished second on the Billboard 200 behind Travis Scott's Astroworld, saying that the marketing of Scott's album - involving his girlfriend Kylie Jenner - artificially inflated the numbers.
The Grammy-nominated artist, 35, took to Twitter on Sunday to point out that Scott sold more than 50,000 copies of Astroworld 'with no requirement of redeeming the album' and 'no dates for a tour,' while relying on Kylie's enormous social network for promotion.
Minaj - Blood - Sweat - Tears - Dope
Minaj said, '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.'
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Queens - New - York - Name - Onika
The Queens, New York native, whose full name is Onika Tanya Maraj, said she talked to Scott, and 'he knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week,' in spite of his Billboard status.
She then declared: 'I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA! ... 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries.'
Barbie - Tingz - Artist - Changes - Business
The Barbie Tingz artist pointed out changes in the business model of the music industry: 'My first album sold 400K. No one is doing that with debut albums now ... I looked at the numbers the Carters, Kanye, Nas, etc recently did.'
She noted how Scott has been able to successfully crossover his album sales with his fashion business, adding that it skews the numbers in a way that...
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