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Nicki Minaj went in on just about everyone, because Queen isn't number one

The rapper tweeted about how Travis Scott’s merch sales and Spotify’s bias blocked her from the top spot

It‘s been over a week since Nicki Minaj released her fourth studio album, Queen. Over that week, the rapper has been characteristically candid on Twitter, commenting on sexism in the hip hop industry, getting into it with her ex Safaree Samuels, and even throwing shade at Tyga’s hairline in the process. 

Over the weekend, news of where Queen debuted on the Billboard charts reignited the rapper’s feed. According to Billboard, Minaj‘s project sold 185,000 equivalent album units, with 78,000 traditional album sales. While this beat expectation that Queen would sell between 135,000 to 150,00 units with 45,000 to 55,000 in traditional album sales, it wasn’t enough to overtake Travis Scott’s Astroworld, placing her at number two on the charts.

Minaj responded to the news in a series of tweets, calling out Scott for inflating his numbers by selling merch, and also making note of the fact that Kylie Jenner posted on Instagram that she will be attending Scott’s tour with their six month old baby, Stormi.

Minaj also directed her frustration at Spotify, claiming that the streaming service is punishing her for debuting her album on Queen Radio via Apple Music. 

In true Twitter fashion, many have responded to the rapper’s outburst with a series of memes.