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6ix9ine Accuses Billboard Of "Manipulating The Charts"


Tekashi 6ix9ine called out Billboard for seemingly manipulating the charts in favour of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber going No. 1 instead of him.

 was in disbelief after and ‘s “Stuck With U” jumped ahead of his song, “Gooba,” in a forecast of next week’s Hot 100 chart, so he decided to send a public message to Billboard. “Imma make this real quick, ‘cause I’ll be real disappointed if Billboard gets paid for No. 1s [and] somehow manipulate the charts,” he declared in an Instagram video. “I want the whole world to see this, because what I’m about to show you is a forecast of what every label in the world gets: Atlantic, Interscope, Republic, Columbia, Sony, Universal Music, every label gets this.” 

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@billboard explain this to the millions of artist who never got #1 because you guys play favorites.

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He proceeds to show said forecast that his label received on Thursday (May 15th), which shows and Nicki Minaj remaining at No. 1 with “Say So (Remix),” while “GOOBA” sits at No. 2. Below them are The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (No. 3), and Beyoncé’s “Savage (Remix)” (No. 4), and Ari and Justin at No. 5. However, he indicates that “Stuck With U” submitted 60,000 units “out of nowhere” at the “last second” on Thursday night, which he claims is “completely illegal.” Now, a new forecast reads that “Stuck With U” has reached No. 1, “GOOBA” remains at No. 2, and “Say So (Remix)” is now at No. 3.

6ix9ine Accuses Billboard Of "Manipulating The Charts"MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Redferns/Getty Images

“They went from being fifth place to first place out of nowhere,”  The kicker for him, though, is that Billboard was promoting a signed CD bundle for Ari and Justin, which he believes helped to “manipulate the charts” and get “Stuck With U” to No. 1. 

He points out that, considering “GOOBA” has garnered “200 million streams,” which he claims is “double the streams” than any other song on the charts right now, he should be dominating by “a landslide.” He also claims that ’s label sent an audit to Billboard because they, too, are suspicious about the sudden chart position of her song after it dropped to No. 3.

“Literally, you’re manipulating the charts now,” he concludes. “How can an artist that works hard get No. 1?” Prior to this rant,  “The world is watching very closely,” he wrote on a since-deleted Instagram post. “I will hate to believe that people pay for their spins on the radio and making manipulating bundles to manipulate the chart.”

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