Nicki Minaj's feature on the remix to Doja Cat's "Say So" was the first number on the Billboard 100 for both ladies last week.
This week, it falls to number two and Nicki is no longer credited on the track.
The #Hot100 top 10 (chart dated May 30, 2020) pic.twitter.com/ij1W73tAKI— Billboard Charts (@billboardcharts) May 26, 2020
While one might think Nicki removed herself in shame after all the racial controversy surrounding Doja, it has nothing to do with that.
“After two weeks of Minaj showing as a featured artist on ‘Say So’ on the Hot 100 and other charts that utilize the same methodology, only Doja Cat is now listed, as the original version, without Minaj, is now driving the majority of overall activity for the song; the change does not affect any of Minaj’s achievements on those charts the past two weeks, and she continues not to be credited on the song on any airplay charts, as the vast majority of the song’s airplay is still for the original version.”
So Nicki gets to keep her maiden number one. Still, it's not great news for Mrs. Petty. As you can see, Beyonce is still listed as the feature for the remix of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage", which dropped the same week as the "Say So". Suggesting the public just preferred "Say So" without Minaj.