Tekashi 6ix9ine Fans Think Billboard Retaliated Against Him

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Ever since he was launched from jail, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s been feuding, trolling, and ranting. His most up-to-date beefs are with Snoop Dogg and Billboard, and although he has his fan base, he’s nonetheless managing to anger folks.

Labeled a snitched by varied artists and members of most people, 6ix9ine is making the time to handle the controversy with extra controversy through music and social media posts. But now his followers suppose his drawback with Billboard took an odd flip.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine launched a brand new single

In case you missed it, the rapper dropped “Gooba” and its accompanying video on May 8. On YouTube, it’s racked up greater than 180 million views. Media retailers jumped on it as a result of the lyrics take pictures at anybody who’s mad that he’s again on the scene.

There’s even rat imagery within the video to make mild of the truth that folks preserve calling him a rat.

The tune put Tekashi again on the streaming charts throughout its first week, and it was catching as much as the “Say So” remix, Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” that includes Beyonce, and Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U.”

It was doable that “Gooba” might snag the primary spot. It was right here the place tensions began to rise.

Tekashi 6ix9ine accused Billboard of operating schemes

Not one to draw back from Instagram Live even when he’s ducking enemies and relocating, Tekashi 6ix9ine spent a couple of minutes blasting Billboard.

He accused them of utilizing bias and manipulating the chart numbers in favor of different artists—particularly Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber for his or her “Stuck With U” single.

He slammed Billboard and questioned how Grande’s tune might bounce from quantity 5 to primary inside hours and mentioned he had emails from labels to again his claims up. Tekashi additionally suspected that somebody from Grande’s workforce or file label paid Billboard to clench the place.

According to Complex, he pointed to a tweet despatched out by Billboard that promoted free signed CD singles of “Stuck With U,” which to him, meant that they have been in on one thing collectively. At first, Billboard remained silent.

Tekashi’s followers suspicious of Billboard

On Sunday, May 17, followers scouted Billboard’s web site for
Tekashi’s artist web page and it didn’t come up. In distinction, artists reminiscent of
Halsey and Drake nonetheless have artist profiles on the location. Some Tekashi 6ix9ine
followers discovered the timing bizarre given his newest tirade.

On the flip facet, the corporate lastly determined to handle the rapper’s claims that they discounted his streams.

On May 18, Billboard printed an article explaining how they arrived at their Hot 100 calculations for the week in query. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s “Gooba” positioned third, with “Stuck With U” in first place and “Say So” at quantity two.

The piece clarified that YouTube streams are thought of world performs and the Hot 100 solely applies to US streams. Therefore, Billboard didn’t embrace that within the counts for “Gooba.”

The article additionally acknowledged that the chart Tekashi referenced in his Instagram video shouldn’t be one supplied or sanctioned by Billboard. “Billboard does not distribute any Hot 100 ranking forecast to labels, management or artists.”

Online, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s followers have been verbally battling it out with Grande/Bieber followers. It precipitated Grande to talk out and say there was no dishonesty concerned within the race to primary. As it stands, Tekashi is at quantity three for his monitor’s first week.

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