Nicki Minaj has slated Travis Scott and Spotify after her new album missed out on the top spot in the US charts.
The 35-year-old singer’s latest record ‘Queen’ landed at number two with 185,000 sales, with the 26-year-old rapper’s LP ‘Astroworld’ beating it with 205,000 copies, and she has hit out over his ‘Season Passes’ which gave fans pre-sale access to tickets if they bought the collection.
Taking to Twitter, she ranted in a series of posts: “Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc. I spoke to him.
Nicki vowed to address it further on her ‘Queen Radio’ show, and then turned her attention to Spotify, suggesting debuting her album on her Beats 1 show meant the competing streaming service was punishing her.
She pointed to Drake’s own show on Apple’s Beats 1 network and argued he was rewarded where she has felt punished.
She added: “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. Oh, I can’t wait for #QueenRadio on Tuesday. They took away my promotion they had promised for the 1st cpl days b/c of this.”