6ix9ine is putting Billboard on blast.
The rapper is coming for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with his comeback single “GOOBA.” But he claims the powers that be are manipulating the charts to prevent him from getting the top spot, which he calls “completely illegal.”
While in home confinement at an undisclosed location, Tekashi posted a video explaining the situation to his 20 million Instagram followers. According to Tekashi, Billboard gets “paid for No. 1s” and “manipulates the charts.”
“I want the whole world to see this,” he said as he showed an email on his iPhone that forecasts next week’s charts, with “GOOBA” predicted to debut at No. 2 behind Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj’s “Say So.”
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s charity duet “Stuck With U” was listed at No. 5. But 6ix9ine alleges that 60,000 units were added “completely out of nowhere,” boosting the song to No. 1 due to a signed CD promotion.
— billboard (@billboard) May 14, 2020
6ix9ine is calling foul on the bundle and says Billboard is “playing favorites” in order to boost “Stuck With You” to No. 1.
He claims that “GOOBA” has over 200 million streams, more than “every artist that released a song this week.” Because of the additional units, he says that Universal and Sony have requested an audit of the numbers.
Watch the video from below.