Nicki Minaj has been wildin’ since her fourth studio album dropped this month. Her erratic online activity reached a new high after Queen debuted in second place on Billboard 200 behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld. The female emcee went on a Twitter rampage naming all the reasons why she was effectively robbed from a satisfactory chart-topping debut.
Spotify was part a long rant that also involved Scott’s family, Drake and systematic discrimination against women in the music industry. Nicki claims the online streaming platform tried to “teach me a lesson” by taking away the promotional efforts that were promised to her.
Since then, the company has issued a response to the claims discrimination and favoritism. A Spotify representative clarified the type promotional support Nicki received and confirmed that some their efforts yielded a boost in streaming numbers.
Spotify had been accused playing favorites with Drake’s release Scorpion as they plastered the artist’s face across an unprecedented about banners and playlists. Some subscribers were overwhelmed by the advertising to the point canceling their subscriptions.