Soon, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to dispute these positions, explaining that Travis Scott's selling of "season pass" bundles to his upcoming tour inflated sales figures, due to their varied inclusion of albums and tickets. "With no requirement of redeeming the album", she tweeted. Nicki is still feeling some type of way for Travis beating her in albums sales on her opening week, which she's been very vocal about since Sunday. I know they're watching.
Meanwhile, photos of VMA prep show that Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner are supposed to be seated right behind Nicki Minaj - which would probably make for some extremely awkward small talk. "They writing about 69 cuz #Queen is flawless". "He had her go and post and say, 'Me and Stormi can't wait to see ya'll!' How are you selling something that does not have anything to do with your album, but it's being counted on Billboard as album sales?"
However, 5H were not without their supporters, with Best Hip-Hop victor Nicki Minaj jumping to their defence.
'I come to your job and told you not to speak out about things that are unfair, that would be f***ing insane, ' she said.
With Nicki Minaj's "Queen" and Travis Scott's "Astroworld" released within the same timeframe, early predictions indicated the two albums would be in a neck-and-neck race for the week's #1 spot.
She claims that Spotify punished her for this decision by freezing promotion of her record.
Minaj went on to accuse the Billboard charts of "changing the rules" because of the album bundling that she's accused Scott of promoting.
"In response to Nicki Minaj... babe we don't do fake news".
The rapper took her defense even further when she clarified on Queen Radio: "Last night at the VMAs, I said Normani is that b****. Still good numbers for you both".