Tekashi 6ix9ine has been all over the Internet these past few weeks as he has been flaunting his riches and dropped his new single after getting out of the prison.
His new single, Gooba, has been trending and ranked number one in the Billboard chart soon after the release. However, the song has now dropped to number three, this week after Arianna Grande and Justin Beiber’s quarantine-themed Stuck with You, reached the peak.
After realizing that his new song has dropped below in the chart, he provoked something of a controversy and accused Billboard of manipulating the chart and rigged in favor of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. The rapper, on Saturday, posted a video on Instagram claiming that the Stuck With U submits 60000 units out of nowhere.
The 24-year-old rapper seemed to have consulted an unspecified chart forecast that suggested the song by Ariana Grande unfairly reached the number one spot. He openly criticized the Billboard and labeled the renowned media brand a lie and corrupt. He also wrote that the company had caught cheating, and the whole world will know.
The shocking claim has divided the Internet, and now even Ariana Grande and Justin Beiber have slammed the Gumbo rapper. Ariana refuted the allegations made by 6ix9ine through the Instagram post but didn’t mention his name in the lengthy caption sharing her opinion. She mentioned that her fans and JB’s fans bought the song, and she was grateful that she has them [fans]. She indirectly slammed 6ix9ine (referring someone) to be humble for the position and respect a hard working woman.
Beiber also posted an Instagram story and claimed that their fans are amazing, and all the sales were legit. He also asked not to discredit their fan base with false assumptions. He also noted that the song was created for a noble cause, and he was honored to work with a talented singer like Ari.
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thank u to everybody who supported this song, this cause and made this happen. we love uuuuu so much. 🤍 there’s so much to celebrate today. 🤍 however, i would like to say a few things. anyone who knows me or has followed me for a while knows that numbers aren’t the driving force in anything i do. i’m grateful to sing. grateful to have people who want to listen. grateful to even be here at all. i didn’t have a number one for the first five years of my career and it didn’t upset me at all because from the bottom of my heart, music is everything to me. my fans are everything to me. i promise i couldn’t ask for another fucking thing. so with this celebration today, i would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far)…my fans bought the song. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE). they are ride or die motherfuckers and i thank god every day that i have them in my life. not just when they fight for us to win (even when i ask them not to as i did this week) but because they’re some of the greatest people i know. sales count for more than streams. u can not discredit this as hard as u try. 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. be grateful you’re even here. that people want to listen to u at all. it’s a blessed position to be in. i’ve had a lot of “almost number ones” in my career and i never said a goddamn thing because I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL …. and you should feel that way too. congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week. even number 3. 🥰 and thank u to @billboard for this honor. and thank u to everybody who helped us raise a lot of money for a very important cause this week. love u all a lot.
The singer was recently released from prison due to his deteriorating health conditions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic earlier than the sentenced prison term. He was allowed to complete the rest of his prison term in home confinement.
6ix9ine pleaded guilty for racketeering charges and was sentenced for 47 years; however, the sentence was later reduced to just two years after he testified against his former gang-mates.
6ix9ine later responded to the backlash and directly addressed Ariana Grande in the Instagram video.