After being released from prison early last month, the colorful hair rapper picked up where he left off in 2018. After picking fights with a couple of rappers, Tekashi 6ix9ine blows off more steam but this time towards the Billboard’s Hot 100 charts which resulted in deleting his profile and chart history.
On Friday, May 15, after releasing his newest track “GOOBA,” 6ix9ine took to Instagram to breakdown the Top 100 on Billboard. In the clip he alleges there’s a conspiracy against him; because after racking up millions of streams, “GOOBA” was set for second place, behind Doja Cat‘s “Say So.” He then breaks down an email he received at the “last second,” showing Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber‘s “Stuck With U” jumping from fifth place to first after submitting 60,000 units “out of nowhere.”
“I’d be real disappointed if Billboard get paid for number 1s… somehow manipulates the charts,” said the 24-year-old rapper.
The media brand has taken notice of 6ix9ine’s allegations and has allegedly removed all of the rapper’s chart history. Tekashi prided his success on having consecutive records on the Hot 100 charts and often dismissed feuds with other artists who did not accomplish the same.
The rapper and his team pressed Billboard about Ariana Grande’s and Justin Bieber’s new collaboration to find out that there were allegedly six credit cards used to purchase half of 60K units moved at the last minute, though Billboard didn’t disclose who those credit cards belonged to. The funny thing about the rant is 6ix9ine’s attempt to disguise it from looking as if it wasn’t self-serving was a fail. He pointed to the number of streams that amounted to more than 50M and said that 20M got disqualified.
Being no stranger to controversy or beef, this was no surprise for the rapper.