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Nicki Minaj calls out Kylie Jenner for ‘LOL’ tactics to promote Travis Scott album

/ 06:10 PM August 22, 2018

Rapper Nicki Minaj said Wednesday that she is pushing back her new album as she desperately seeks to reach Tracy Chapman to clear a sample. Image: AFP/Angela Weiss

Nicki Minaj is not one to keep quiet if she knows she is at a disadvantage. The rapper expressed her frustration with the way Kylie Jenner used herself and her daughter, Stormi, to promote the album of her boyfriend, Travis Scott.

“Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album!” wrote Minaj in a post she shared via Twitter last Sunday, Aug. 19.

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Minaj aired her frustration not long after Billboard reported that Scott’s “Astroworld” album remained at No. 1 on its second week while Minaj’s album, “Queen”, debuted on the same week at No. 2.

Posting a screengrab of Jenner’s Instagram post stating she and Stormi will be joining Scott’s tour, Minaj said: “With no dates for a tour, etc. 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! I’ll explain on #QueenRadio 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries.”

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Minaj continued her tirade in a separate tweet: “I put my blood sweat and tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling people to come see her and Stormi. Lol. I’m actually laughing. #Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus and thank you to my fans.”

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Minaj also took a swipe at Spotify for “teaching” her a “lesson” after she played her song ten minutes early on her new radio show, Queen Radio, when the music streaming service “put Drake’s face on every playlist.” She also pointed out that Spotify has been streaming her music for free for years and that she is one of the top artists of the music streaming service.

She said that her “lesson” involves Spotify removing the promotion they promised for her album.

Apparently, the reason why she played the song early on Queen Radio was that she thought Spotify and Tidal played the song at the same time Apple did.

Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott and Spotify have yet to comment or issue an official statement on the matter, as of this writing. JB

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