During a segment from her 12 PM ET show, Nicki let the world know just how she feels about “Auto-Tune Man” Travis Scott along with his protégé Smokepurpp and girlfriend Kylie Jenner.
“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 last 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)
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Nicki after Travis scott said “Astroworld number 1 right now” lmfaoooooooo pic.twitter.com/9SxJOEUJBG
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Yesterday, reports developed about Scott having his VMAs seats changed away from Nicki.
Travis is on the move after originally being seated behind Nicki Minaj … a decision that raised eyebrows in the wake of Nicki going nuclear over Travis beating her out for the top spot on the Billboard chart. Sources tell TMZ … Travis will now sit on the opposite side of the room from Nicki. We’re told it’s more about avoiding bad optics — Travis has the top album and shouldn’t sit BEHIND the artist with the no. 2 spot — and not about fear of retaliation or continued beef from Nicki. (TMZ)
Sunday night, Scott affiliate Smokepurpp publicly went at Nicki for singling Cactus Jack for his Astroworld album’s promotional tactics.
“Nicki Minaj, you bugging. You bugging by saying Travis Scott beat you because he’s selling clothes and stuff. It’s called marketing, my n*gga. You’re doing the most first week, don’t hate on the next man and you said the Billboard was wrong – blah, blah, blah. You probably got it delayed yourself and it’s no disrespect. I f*ck with you. I f*ck with your music. You go crazy but numbers do not lie. Numbers don’t lie. With that being said, Cactus Jack.”