After calling out the Astroworld rapper Travis Scott on Twitter, Nicki Minaj has gone on to award him “Ho Ni**a of the Week” during the latest episode of her Queen Radio show on Beats 1.
“Travis Scott wins ‘Ho Ni**a of the Week’ by a landslide,” said Nicki. “Travis Scott is out here selling fucking clothes and got ya’ll thinking he’s selling music.”
She went on to explain how Travis inflated his second-week album sales by selling “season pass” tour bundles and having Kylie Jenner post on Instagram. “Travis Scott on Thursday, when he realized the Queen was about to have the No. 1 album in America, he and his label decided to have Kylie and baby Stormi put up a tour pass,” she said. “He had her go and post and say, ‘Me and Stormi can’t wait to see ya’ll!’ How are you selling something that does not have anything to do with your album, but it’s being counted on Billboard as album sales?”
She continued, “But what we not gon’ do is have this Auto-Tune man comin’ up here selling fuckin’ sweaters and tellin’ ya’ll he sold half-a-million fucking albums ’cause he didn’t. And there’s a lot of rappers behind the scenes that wanna talk about it and they’re scared. But sweetheart, I’m not scared.”
Travis’ Astroworld topped the Billboard 200 for a second week after selling 205,000 equivalent album units. Queen debuted at No. 2 with 185,000 units, of which 78,000 were traditional sales.