New footage has emerged of Grande low-key dissing Scott about the possibility of his team getting some last-minute promotion in an album sales battle.
During a Sweetener Session at The Vic in Chicago Wednesday, Grande threw shade at Travis Scott, who’s been the target of numerous attacks by Minaj on both Queen Radio and Twitter. Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, predicted onstage that her album would “100 percent” debut at No. 1. “We got three days left,” Grande said. “You don’t know what Travis could pull!” (E! Online)
Ariana shading Travis. You better! pic.twitter.com/k31On6KhRJ
— TSB (@ThatsSoBeyoncee) August 23, 2018
Despite having the top hip-hop album going into week three, Scott’s Astroworld is expected to fall behind Grande’s Sweetener debut.
Those projections are looking great for hip-hop right now! Wow. s/o Hits Daily Double on the estimates! pic.twitter.com/YupzTAPm7p
— SOHH (@sohh) August 22, 2018
On Tuesday, Nicki Minaj exploded on Travis during her Apple Music Queen Radio broadcast over an album sales dispute.
“What we’re not gonna do is have that Auto-Tune man selling f*cking sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums, because he f*cking didn’t. You stupid f*ck. You got your f*cking homeboy talking for you and you got your girlfriend selling tour passes. Stop it. Knock it the f*ck off. … When [Travis] comes along and sells a tour pass that has nothing to do with his f*cking music and says he’s sold more than Kanye West and Nas—no you f*cking didn’t, keep it the f*ck real. I know I’m that b*tch, I know I’m number one.” (Pitchfork)
At Monday night’s MTV Video Music Awards show, Scott appeared to tell Nicki and any doubters he has the top album in the country.
Though it seemed like Scott did not want to get involved with a trivial beef, he did appear to take a shot at Minaj during his performance at the show. Scott’s declaration that he has the top charting album seems to contradict Minaj’s claim that she spoke to him, and he “knows” he does not have the top album. (Floor 8)
— 6’7-Eleven Inches (@LeBandzJames1) August 21, 2018
— MTV (@MTV) August 21, 2018
Nicki after Travis scott said “Astroworld number 1 right now” lmfaoooooooo pic.twitter.com/9SxJOEUJBG
— Half Future/Half feminists (@Hulio___) August 21, 2018