Nicki Minaj has blamed her album Queen's relatively poor sales on everything from Spotify to Drake to fake news to a shadowy consortium of haters who are spending millions to keep her down.
But much of her aggression -- which she now claims is "sarcasm" -- has been directed at Travis Scott, whose second week of Astroworld beat her first week of Queen.
Nicki believes Travis cheated by using ticket bundles tied to merch and having his baby mama Kylie Jenner and baby daughter Stormi do promo. (Nicki is also using ticket bundles and stuck a repurposed Tekashi 6ix9ine song onto Queen after its release to get its streams.)
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. lol. Im actually laughing. #Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
Travis has yet to say anything about Nicki's increasingly unhinged rants. But his Cactus Jack artist Smokepurpp has.
"Nicki Minaj, you buggin'. You buggin' by saying that Travis Scott is cheating because he's selling clothes and stuff. It's called marketing, my nigga. Like, you're doing the most first week, don't hate on the next man," Smokepurpp said.
"And you said that Billboard was wrong. Blah, blah, blah. You probably got it delayed yourself," he continued. "It's no disrespect, I fuck with you. I fuck with your music. You go crazy, but numbers do not lie. You know what I'm saying, numbers don't lie."
Charlamagne Tha God agrees with Purpp.