Since Nicki Minaj declared nuclear war on Travis Scott over album sales, rather lack thereof, and the coveted number-one spot, several innocent bystanders have been dragged into the fire. The Queen femcee blasted Scott's girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, and their 6-month-old daughter, Stormi, by claiming that they were the reason behind the Houston-born emcee's album Astroworld charting at number one. Minaj stated that they used their influence to sell "f***ing sweaters," which somehow converted to album sales.
The "God Is A Woman" songstress stated, "We got 3 days left. You don't know what Travis Scott can pull," when her manager assured her that he was 100 percent sure about the album debuting at the top spot.
The sultry newlywed proclaimed that it was "smart" for Scott to bundle his album in a deal that can allocate to overall sales. Furthering his defense, he said, "It's technical, but it's right. [He] used his overall brand, which included Kylie, to maximize efforts." This is the first time someone outside of Scott's direct circle fired back at the nonsense that's been brewing. Another commenter clapped back by assuming Tank's response is an attack. His follow up was a slight flex and read rolled in one, "I am a guru in this business. I've been doing it for over 20 years... let me educate my people in peace." Tank also dubbed Scott's tactics a "great play" and said it isn't cheating and "more artists will be doing this."
Whew, chile. Let's hope a ceasefire is declared soon, because nobody else needs to be collateral damage.
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