Spotify Responds to Nicki Minaj Claims of the Company Downplayed ‘Queen’ Promotion to ‘Teach Me a Lesson’
When Nicki Minaj’s album Queen landed at No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200, behind Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD, she went on Twitter and proceeded to blame everyone from Spotify to Kylie Jenner and her six-month-old baby Stormi—leading to some hilarious memes.
She blasted the streaming company for not giving her the kind of promotion it did for Drake’s Scorpion, and claimed Spotify delayed her album release to “teach her a lesson.”
A representative for the streaming company did not respond to Nicki’s second claim about the late rollout, but did generally address her grievances in a statement toHits Daily Double.
“Spotify supported Nicki Minaj with a Times Square billboard, a host of the largest playlists, New Music Friday and the new music release shelf,” the statement reads. “Her song ‘Bed’ actually saw an increase based on the promotions put behind the campaign. The company continues to be big fans of Nicki.”
Onika is returning to Queen Radio on Tuesday, and hinted she may use the airtime as an opportunity to vocalize her issues with Spotify, her album rollout, and Travis Scott. “Oh I can’t wait for #QueenRadio on Tuesday,” she said on Twitter. Stay tuned.