Yesterday was definitely....eventful. And no, we're not just talking about Harry Styles releasing his latest music video filled with watermelons. 24-year-old rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine decided that yesterday was a good time to accuse Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of buying their Number One spot on Billboard for their song "Stuck With U." He posted a video to his IG account openly @'ing Billboard saying "YOU’RE A LIE AND CORRUPT. YOU GOT CAUGHT CHEATING AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW."
He also singled out Ariana (for some reason,) questioning why 60,000 units were bought with 6 credit cards. Tekashi claimed that they had been investigating this and is suspicious that it was Ariana and Justin, or their labels, who used 6 credit cards to buy a volume of units to bump up their song to Number One.
Justin Bieber then replied to these accusations on his IG story saying, "60,000 units came because we don't disclose our numbers until end of the week. That's called strategy." And defended Ariana saying, "If you gonna say her name make sure you say mine because it's our song."
Ariana even took to her IG account to comment on the topic, saying "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."
And I - oop.
The public internet dramz didn't stop here though. Tekashi replied to Ariana's comment once more and posted another IGTV video on his Instagram telling Ari, "you say for me to be humble .... I don’t think you know what humble is" and saying he speaks "for the millions of kids who aren’t as fortunate as you."
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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
He showed a video of his house before he became famous and described his struggle, then played some vids of Ari from her Victorious days.
This is getting messy.
Billboard has yet to release any kind of statement on the claims that Tekashi has made. So watch this space for any more information.