A few days ago Tekashi 6ix9ine accused Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of buying their number one spot on Billboard for their song, “Stuck With You.”
Now Grande and Bieber are firing back at the former felon, “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),” Grande said in response.
Bieber supported Ariana with a message of his own writing, “60,000 units came because we don’t disclose our numbers until end of week. That’s called strategy. This is my song with Ariana Grande and I’m honored to work with her to help raise money for a great cause. If you gonna say her name make sure you say mine because it’s our song.”
Then Grande and Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun chimed in writing, “Only domestic streams are counted for a domestic chart. If someone is counting their total they aren’t counting correctly. Two…We never disclose our sales until end of week. That is called strategy and is and always has been our policy. Three… Nielsen and billboard rules state clearly one credit card can only buy max 4 copies.”
Braun then admitted that there was an investigation going on for a video, which wasn’t theirs, who received six times the amount of paid bot activity. Grande also that Tekashi be “humble” to which he responded, “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. LIFE is REAL when you’re on welfare LIFE is REAL when you grow up without a father. You don’t what that is like. You say for me to be humble… I don’t think you know what humble is.”
Since being released from jail, Tekashi seems to be coming for the music industry with full force, if he keeps it up he could see himself outside of it. Do you think he had a right to bring Ariana and Justin into his Billboard fight?