Ariana Grande Claps Back at 6ix9ine Over Billboard Cheating Claims

Written by on May 18, 2020

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber are caught on high.

After a contentious showdown on the charts, the celebrity duo debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 with their duet “Caught With U,” whereas 6ix9ine’s comeback single “Gooba” enters at No. 3.

However 6xi9ine shouldn’t be taking the loss properly. In his newest Instagram video, he as soon as once more put Billboard on blast, claiming that they manipulated the charts with the intention to give Ariana and Bieber the No. 1 spot.

“I need the world to know that Billboard is a lie,” he informed his 20 million followers. “You should buy No. 1s on Billboard.”

He alleges that 60,000 items have been added on the final minute, and bought utilizing solely six bank cards. He confirmed off his telephone with 50 million streams for “Gooba” and says that solely 31 million have been counted by Billboard. “Billboard illegally disqualified 20 million streams so it will possibly drop down and the individuals who purchased the No. 1, which was ‘Caught With U,’ can go to No. 1,” he stated. “We simply did a complete investigation and their greatest reply was, ‘We are able to’t disclose that info.’”

“You bought caught dishonest redhanded,” added Tekashi. “It’s not honest to artists who work… I received the most important report.”

After airing out his grievances, Ariana responded to 6ix9ine’s dishonest claims. With out mentioning him my identify, she addressed allegations that the charts have been manipulated in her favor.

“i wish to deal with a couple of issues which i don’t often do (i don’t give my vitality to drama or unusual accusations usually however this has gone a bit of too far),” she started. “my followers purchased the music. JUSTIN’S followers purchased the music. OUR followers purchased this music (by no means greater than 4 copies every, AS THE RULES STATE). they’re trip or die motherfuckers and that i thank god on daily basis that i’ve them in my life.”

She additionally famous that “gross sales depend for greater than streams,” including, “u cannot discredit this as arduous as u attempt.”

She additionally slammed 6ix9ine for singling her out as a lady and informed him to humble himself. “to anyone that’s displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who’s spending their time racking their mind pondering of as some ways as they’ll to discredit hardworking girls (and solely the ladies for some purpose…..), i ask u to take a second to humble your self,” she continued.

“be grateful you’re even right here. that individuals wish to hearken to u in any respect. it’s a blessed place to be in. i’ve had a variety of ‘virtually quantity ones’ in my profession and that i by no means stated a goddamn factor as a result of I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL.”

“Caught With U” turns into Ariana’s third No. 1 on the Scorching 100 following “thank u, subsequent” and “7 rings.” “i didn’t have a primary for the primary 5 years of my profession and it didn’t upset me in any respect as a result of from the underside of my coronary heart, music is the whole lot to me. my followers are the whole lot to me,” she stated.

After hitting No. 1 final week, Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj’s “Say So” drops to No. 2 this week, whereas Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé are No. 5 with their “Savage” collaboration.

UPDATE: 6ix9ine has issued a response to Ariana. In an Instagram video, he gave her props whereas saying his frustration lies with Billboard. He additionally lamented over his previous struggles whereas displaying footage of his humble beginnings earlier than taking part in a clip of Ariana from her Nickelodeon days.

“All I’m saying is I labored tremendous arduous to make it out of Brooklyn NY. I communicate for the tens of millions of youngsters who aren’t as lucky as you,” he stated. “LIFE is REAL if you’re on welfare LIFE is REAL if you develop up with out a father. You don’t know what that’s like. You say for me to be humble …. I don’t assume what humble is………. YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL GOD BLESS YOU. However you’ll NEVER UNDERSTAND MY PAIN.”

Justin Bieber has additionally defended himself towards 6ix9ine’s claims. He defined that solely home streams depend on the Billboard Scorching 100 and denied that six bank cards have been used to buy 60,000 items. He states that Billboard’s coverage doesn’t enable for greater than 4 songs to be bought on one card.

“Nielsen firm checks this and located all our gross sales have been legit as a result of our followers are superb and purchased them. Don’t discredit our fan base with false data,” he informed 6ix9ine.

All proceeds from “Caught With U” will profit the First Responders Youngsters’s Basis, which supplies grants and scholarships for kids of well being care staff, EMTs, paramedics, law enforcement officials, and firefighters on the entrance strains of the COVID pandemic.

“That is my music with Ariana Grande and I’m honored to work to work along with her to assist increase cash for an ideal trigger,” added Bieber. “If you happen to gonna say her identify be sure you say mine as a result of it’s our music.”

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