Tekashi 6ix9ine participated in a statement via Instagram early the morning of May 18, accusing Billboard of falsifying the numbers to benefit Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s new collaborative single “Stuck With U”.
He was apparently furious that his comeback single “GOOBA” was not going to land on the coveted spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Not to mention his name, Grande responded to 6ix9ine’s accusations and made it clear that he legitimately earned his place at the top.
“Justin’s fans bought the song. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, HOW ARE THE RULES or ride or die and I thank God every day I have them in my life.”
Justin Bieber gets in the mix and responds to 6ix9ine pic.twitter.com/kmvLvR5BjM
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) May 18, 2020
Justin Bieber also stated via Instagram: “He says that his streams don’t count, yes, but he is counting his global streams and this is an internal graph, so only national broadcasts count.”
As expected, 6ix9ine responded to Grande’s post with her own Instagram one, and assured the pop princess that her beef was not with her. He included old video clips of Grande’s time on Nickelodeon and talked about how his mother used to collect cans for money.
6ix9ine has also caused controversy for having enough lawsuits via social networks with figures such as Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill.