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Nicki Minaj Calls Out Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner After His Album Charts Higher

The throne still belongs to Travis Scott. The rapper’s new album, Astroworld, topped the Billboard 200 chart on Sunday, August 19, for the second week in a row, while Nicki Minaj’s latest, Queen, debuted at No. 2.

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Nicki Minaj Calls Out Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner After His Album Charts Higher
Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner. Robert Kamau/GC Images; Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

A clearly frustrated Minaj, 35, decided to air her grievances in a series of tweets after the news broke. She started by posting a screenshot of one of Kylie Jenner’s recent Instagram posts, in which the reality star, 21, promoted ticket bundles for her boyfriend Scott’s upcoming Astroworld: Wish You Were Here tour.

“Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc.” the “Barbie Dreams” MC tweeted. “I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week. I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA! … 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries.”

Despite her claim, Astroworld is still listed as the No. 1 album on Billboard’s website.

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Minaj continued, “I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope ass album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & [their daughter] Stormi. lol. Im actually laughing. #Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.”

The “Starships” singer then accused Spotify of punishing her by not properly promoting Queen after she decided to debut the record on her Apple Music radio show.

“Spotify put drake’s face on every playlist but told me they’d have to teach me a lesson for playing my music 10 mins early on #QueenRadio. Even tho they’ve been giving away my music for free for years & I am one of the top Spotify artists of all time,” she alleged. “Spotify had to teach me a lesson but rewarded the man who has had an Apple radio show the longest; inadvertently helping the Apple platform the most. … They took away my promotion they had promised for the 1st cpl days b/c of this.”

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Hours later, Minaj claimed that she was not upset with Scott, 26, despite her rant. “People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor. Yikes,” she tweeted. “I’m having the most icoNIC time. Come let me kiss you. … When people call me & hear me cracking up laughing they seem so puzzled. Loosen up.”

Scott and Jenner have not addressed Minaj’s tweets, but they may run into her in a matter of hours: The “Anaconda” rapper is supposed to sit one row in front of the couple at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, August 20, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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