After Nicki Minaj thrashed Spotify over supposedly penalizing her new album, a Spotify representative released an official response. According to Minaj, the interview she did with Apple Music was the reason why Spotify chose to drop her album in the rankings.
However, the representative stated this isn’t the case. The rep explained, “Spotify supported Nicki Minaj with a Times Square billboard,” as well as through making her the host of some of the biggest playlists.
“The company continues to be big fans of Nicki.” As it was previously reported, the streaming company isn’t the only entity to face Nicki’s wrath, as she also accused Travis Scott of only having a number one album because of his relationship with Kylie Jenner, who has over 100 million followers on Instagram.
Previously, Nielsen Music published their report in Billboard, which showed that Travis Scott’s latest record, Astroworld, is still on top at the number one spot for its second consecutive week.
Scott’s record sold 205,000 units in seven days, in comparison to Nicki’s which sold 185,000. Additionally, Minaj alleges that Scott’s merchandise and concert-ticket access played a role in his numbers, although the same thing could be said about her as well.
Nicki said Kylie Jenner used her platform to advertise Travis’ record, through insinuating fans could see the child, Stormi Webster, while on his supporting tour. Since her tweets first came out, Billboard hasn’t commented publicly.
This comes after Nicki did an interview where she complained about how the media characterizes her as a bad person for fighting back against fans who troll her online.
Minaj stated people treat her like she’s an “emotionless barbie” who isn’t allowed to defend herself against those who comment on her body and career. Additionally, she spoke on her “feud” – or lack thereof – with Cardi B, whom she claims she doesn’t even know.