Spotify Defends Promotion of Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' Album


Just this weekend, Nicki revealed that she dropped a Drake collaboration for the album at the eleventh hour.

This comes after Scott's album Astroworld beat Nicki's August 10 released album Queen to number one spot on the Billboard Chart.

After the Barbie Dreams rapper took to Twitter to say her album Queen should have been #1 instead of Astroworld, Travis has responded by going full diva at the VMAs. With no requirement of redeeming the album! Scott, she argued, bundled Astroworld tour tickets with copies of the album - a scheme Minaj herself and many other popular artists employ these days - but didn't actually announce tour dates yet, which Minaj considered an artificial inflation of his numbers. 'I spoke to him last night & he said he's been selling clothes b4 the music.

On Sunday, Nicki Minaj let off a series of tweets that took aim at Travis Scott, his baby Stormi, his baby momma Kylie Jenner and Spotify and we thought the current Queen of rap would have nothing left. "Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans (sic)".

She called out Spotify for allegedly messing with her album advertising, saying the streaming service sought to teach her a "lesson" after she premiered her album early on a competitor's platform, Apple.

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'Even tho they've been giving away my music for free for years & I am one of the top Spotify artists of all time'.

The star later clarified that her comments were made with "sarcasm/dry humor" but promised to open up on the subject further on the next episode of Queen Radio, which airs on Tuesday. "I'll explain on #QueenRadio 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries".

The Anaconda singer's new album - her first studio album since 2014's The Pinkprint - was initially slated to drop in mid-June, but was delayed until this month so Minaj could put the finishing touches on it.

Minaj was not particularly pleased with Jenner either when the Billboard results came in. "My label didn't want to defend me for fear of Spotify trying to teach Ariana a "lesson" too".

"Spotify supported Nicki Minaj with a Times Square billboard, a host of the largest playlists, New Music Friday and the new music release shelf", a rep for the company said in a statement released to Variety.