“Anybody who is aware of me or has adopted me for some time is aware of that numbers aren’t the driving power in something I do.”
Earlier this month, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber launched a brand new quarantine-themed tune, “Caught With U,” with proceeds donated to the First Responders Youngsters’s Basis. The tune debuted at #1 on the Billboard Sizzling 100.
It is an incredible tune benefitting an incredible trigger, so naturally, most individuals have been thrilled to see it prime the charts. However one individual was pissed: rapper 6ix9ine.
6ix9ine’s tune “Gooba” is at present trailing behind “Caught With U” at #Three on the charts. And in a video he simply posted to Instagram titled “@billboard CAUGHT CHEATING,” the rapper accused Ariana and Justin of shopping for their #1 spot.
“Now let me let you know what occurred,” 6ix9ine informed his followers. “Final Thursday, Ariana with ‘Caught With U’ submitted 60,000 models final second.”
6ix9ine went on to say that he launched an investigation into the matter, and located that half of these 60,000 models had been bought with only a few bank cards:
With the investigation we discovered this: They bought half of these [units] with six bank cards. Once we requested the place have been these six bank cards linked to, Billboard mentioned, “We won’t disclose that info.”
“Perceive this. They purchased 30,000 or so models with six bank cards. Six bank cards,” he alleged, including: “It is all manipulated. It is all fabricated. You should purchase #1s. That is what these artists do. And it is not honest.”
Properly, Ariana simply addressed 6ix9ine’s accusations in a prolonged assertion on Instagram.
“Anybody who is aware of me or has adopted me for some time is aware of that numbers aren’t the driving power in something I do,” she wrote. “I’m grateful to sing. Grateful to have individuals who need to hear. Grateful to even be right here in any respect.”
“I didn’t have a primary for the primary 5 years of my profession and it didn’t upset me in any respect as a result of from the underside of my coronary heart, music is every part to me,” she continued.
Ariana went on to elucidate that she often would not reply to “drama or unusual accusations,” however felt that 6ix9ine’s video had gone “too far”:
My followers purchased the tune. JUSTIN’S followers purchased the tune. OUR followers purchased this tune (by no means greater than 4 copies every, AS THE RULES STATE). They’re experience or die motherfuckers and I thank god every single day that I’ve them in my life.
Ariana additionally known as out 6ix9ine for singling her out over Justin Bieber in his video.
“To anyone that’s displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who’s spending their time racking their mind considering of as some ways as they’ll to discredit hardworking ladies (and solely the ladies for some purpose…..), I ask u to take a second to humble your self.”
She recommended that folks in 6ix9ine’s place ought to “be grateful” for the “blessed place” they’re in:
I’ve had a number of “nearly quantity ones” in my profession and I by no means mentioned a goddamn factor as a result of I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL …. and it is best to really feel that means too.
“Congratulations to all my talented-ass friends within the prime ten this week. Even quantity 3,” she concluded, referring to 6ix9ine’s #Three spot.
And Justin Bieber defended their #1 spot in his personal Instagram story. He denied 6ix9ine’s declare that half their gross sales got here from six bank cards, writing: “Do not discredit our fan base with false data.”
“When you gonna say her title be sure you say mine as a result of it is our tune,” Justin added.
You possibly can learn Ariana’s full response to 6ix9ine’s allegations beneath:
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