Ariana Grande is has a classy clap back for Tekashi 6ix9ine after the “Gooba” rapper accuses her of manipulating the charts to score No. 1 this week.
It’s been a long campaign week for Tekashi 6ix9ine, who has been promoting his new single “Gooba,” which he dropped on his birthday, his first release since he’s been “freed” from prison. While most people expected 6ix9ine to top the charts this week, what with his record-breaking streaming numbers and unprecedented comeback, it turns out that the rapper’s place on top of the tally was not secured at all.
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber also released a song called “Stuck With U” which was produced to help with the global pandemic relief efforts. Amidst Tekashi 6ix9ine’s accusations, Ariana is defending the performance of the song that the rapper claimed was still at No. 5 as late as Thursday night but surged to No. 1 with 60,000 additional units “out of nowhere.”
Taking to Instagram to thank fans for another chart-topping success, the “7 Rings” singer used the opportunity to address 6ix9ine by throwing subs in her caption, and she was pretty straight forward about it. According to Ariana, her third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 can be attributed to her loyal fans who just happen to be “ride or die motherf****rs” who actually bought the song – which values more than a stream.
“I would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far),” Ariana wrote alongside a photo of the Hot 100 Top 10 for this week. “My fans bought the song. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE). they are ride or die motherf****rs and i thank god every day that i have them in my life.”
She continued, “sales count for more than streams. u can not discredit this as hard as u try. to anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself.”
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thank u to everybody who supported this song, this cause and made this happen. we love uuuuu so much. ? there’s so much to celebrate today. ? however, i would like to say a few things. anyone who knows me or has followed me for a while knows that numbers aren’t the driving force in anything i do. i’m grateful to sing. grateful to have people who want to listen. grateful to even be here at all. i didn’t have a number one for the first five years of my career and it didn’t upset me at all because from the bottom of my heart, music is everything to me. my fans are everything to me. i promise i couldn’t ask for another fucking thing. so with this celebration today, i would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far)…my fans bought the song. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE). they are ride or die motherfuckers and i thank god every day that i have them in my life. not just when they fight for us to win (even when i ask them not to as i did this week) but because they’re some of the greatest people i know. sales count for more than streams. u can not discredit this as hard as u try. to anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself. be grateful you’re even here. that people want to listen to u at all. it’s a blessed position to be in. i’ve had a lot of “almost number ones” in my career and i never said a goddamn thing because I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL …. and you should feel that way too. congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week. even number 3. ? and thank u to @billboard for this honor. and thank u to everybody who helped us raise a lot of money for a very important cause this week. love u all a lot.
Ariana’s chart statistics lesson for 6ix9ine is yet to be addressed by the loudmouth rapper who has been extremely vocal since he released “Gooba.” It seems the returned rapper is hellbent on adding Billboard to his list of rivals, and he might have already been successful as they have reportedly removed Tekashi 6ix9ine’s chart history from the Billboard archives. The rapper even dragged Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj in his attack against the music giant when he took to social media to say, “Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj were right, people buy their number ones. Nothing is real. You guys are frauds.”
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@arianagrande All I’m saying is I worked super hard to make it out of Brooklyn NY. I speak for the millions of kids who aren’t as fortunate as you. The millions who weren’t fortunate to be on T.V.. LIFE is REAL when you’re on welfare LIFE is REAL when you grow up with out a father. You don’t know what that is like. You say for me to be humble …. I don’t think you know what humble is………. YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL GOD BLESS YOU. But you will NEVER UNDERSTAND MY PAIN ?
Those are some pretty serious accusations that 6ix9ine is throwing at Billboard. Do you think he has overstepped or does it fit right in with his recent anti-system behavior?
Justin Bieber gets in the mix and responds to 6ix9ine pic.twitter.com/kmvLvR5BjM
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