Written by Raven Gaines
Ariana Grande isn’t here for 6ix9ine’s cheating accusations…
After a contentious showdown on the charts, the superstar duo debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their duet “Stuck With U,” while 6ix9ine’s comeback single “Gooba” enters at Number 3.
6ix9ine is being a little salty over his lost. In his latest Instagram video, he once again put Billboard on blast, claiming that they manipulated the charts in order to give Ariana and Bieber the Number 1 spot.
He also said, that 60,000 units were added at the last minute, and purchased using only six credit cards. He showed off his phone with 50 million streams for “Gooba” and says that only 31 million were counted by Billboard.
“Billboard illegally disqualified 20 million streams so it can drop down and the people who bought the No. 1, which was ‘Stuck With U,’ can go to No. 1,” he said. “We just did a whole investigation and their best answer was, ‘We can’t disclose that information.”
Ariana responded to 6ix9ine’s cheating claims. Without mentioning him my name, she addressed allegations that the charts were manipulated in her favor.
“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),” she began. “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.”
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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.
“Stuck With U” becomes Ariana’s third No. 1 on the Hot 100 following “thank u, next” and “7 rings.” “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,” she said.
6ix9ine has issued a response to Ariana. In an Instagram video, he gave her props while saying his frustration lies with Billboard. He also lamented over his past struggles while showing footage of his humble beginnings before playing a clip of Ariana from her Nickelodeon days.
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@arianagrande All I’m saying is I worked super hard to make it out of Brooklyn NY. I speak for the millions of kids who aren’t as fortunate as you. The millions who weren’t fortunate to be on T.V.. LIFE is REAL when you’re on welfare LIFE is REAL when you grow up with out a father. You don’t know what that is like. You say for me to be humble …. I don’t think you know what humble is………. YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL GOD BLESS YOU. But you will NEVER UNDERSTAND MY PAIN 💯