Ariana Grande responds to 6ix9ine’s allegations of manipulating the charts
Ariana Grande took out time to reply 6ix9ine after the Gooba rapper claimed she and her management manipulated the billboard charts to get the number 1 spot.
Taking the spot with her collaborative effort with Justin Bieber titled Stuck with U, Grande had this to say.
To anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself,” she continued.
“Be grateful you’re even here. that people want to listen to u at all. it’s a blessed position to be in.”
Before thanking Billboard for the honor, Ariana congratulated the other artists who snagged spots within the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart this week, including Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj, who came in at No. 2 and 6ix9ine, who debuted at No. 2 with “Gooba.”
“Congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week,” she added. “Even number 3.”
Ariana Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun talked on the accusations made against his clients and their No. 1 song.
Only domestic streams are counted for a domestic chart. If someone is counting their total they aren’t counting correctly,” he said.
“Two…We never disclose out sales until end of week. That is called strategy and is and always has been our policy. Three… Nielsen and billboard rules state clearly one credit card can only buy max 4 copies. Anything above that the entire amount gets thrown out. They review that. All must be confirmed. Which is was. No one should discredit your amazing fan base with lies.”
Scooter also confirmed that there was an investigation this week, as 6ix9ine mentioned in his IG video about Ariana’s record. However, Braun said the inquiry was into bot activity regarding a music video.
“Yes there was an investigation this week but it was in to a video that had 6 times the amount of paid bot activity than the normal view,” he said. “That video was not ours.”