Minutes after Nicki Minaj went on a Twitter rant and sparked outrage for throwing under the bus Travis Scott, streaming giant Spotify, Kylie Jenner and her baby Stormi, she has claimed her meltdown were sarcastic jokes that should be taken in good fun. That people should loosen up.
Trouble had started after Nicki Minaj dropped her long-awaited album Queen last week, and contrary to expectations, she didn’t take the number one position on Billboard’s Hot 200 charts.
Minaj’s newly released fourth album Queen was locked in a weeklong chart battle with rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld. In the end, Scott won — moving 205,000 albums to Minaj’s 185,000, according to Billboard.
DJ Akademiks had gotten his hands on the numbers ahead of the official announcement and revealed that Travis Scott would remain in first place, leaving Nick Minaj‘s Queen to take second place.
According to reports:
Nicki then let off a few sub-tweets aimed at Akademiks before she jumped into the comments and called the post “fake news.”
Once the official numbers were announced, it was revealed that Akademiks was correct. As a frustrated journalist, Ak took to social media to remind his opposers to never compare his work to fake news ever again.
“Rappers are professional liars. I been said that. I don’t want none of y’all ever to refer to anything I’m associated with as fake news ever again in your life,” wrote Ak on Twitter.
During Nicki Minaj’s meltdown on Twitter, she also claimed that Spotify gave Drake placements that they would not give her. She also brought Travis Scott’s girlfriend and daughter, Kylie Jenner and Stormi into the argument.
“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,” wrote Minaj.
Nicki also claimed that sexism played a role in her reduced streaming.
After all of the tweeting, Minaj now claims that all of her ranting were sarcastic jokes. Read what she wrote on Twitter after her meltdown went viral:
“People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor. Yikes.
I’m having the most iconNIC time. Come let me kiss you. 😩😘😘😘 Who’s coming to the secret show? When people call me & hear me crackin up laughing they seem so puzzled. Loosen up 😅