Strains are high between rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and pop stars Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
Recently on May 8, Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, returned to the music industry by releasing a new song "Gooba," his first song since recent imprisonment.
And what made Takashi pissed was as, on the same day Gooba was released, Ariana and Bieber also seemed to release their collaboration, "Stuck with U," and competed for the two songs against each other for the week's Billboard No. 1 slot.
Ariana also shared the snap on her Instagram, where she wrote, "Stuck with U" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts while "Gooba" hit No. 3. Meanwhile, Doja Cat's "Say So" remix with Nicki Minaj took the No. 2 slot.
According to Takashi, the real number of publications before the Billboard charts are "Say So" at No. 1, "Gooba" at No. 2, and "Stuck with U" at No. 5.
So after the Billboard Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine accused Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of allegedly buying their way into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Adding more evidence and sharing to E! News, Hernandez claimed that his team just launched an "investigation," allegedly finding that "six credit cards" had been used to purchase 30,000 units of "Stuck with U," and even added that Billboard declined to share information about the six cards were linked to.
As the heat and accusation started to swirl around the Internet like a bonfire, on May 18, Monday, Grande took to her Instagram to refute the claims writing a lengthy post and thanking her fans for making Stuck with U" reach to the Billboard No.1 charts.
On the other Bieber shared a similar message on his Instagram Story on Monday. Justin's message explained more about how his song was able to reach number #1 spot. The Yummy hitmaker shared, streaming numbers came from a global count, while Billboard tracks domestic numbers.
"60,000 units came because we don't disclose our numbers until the end of the week," Bieber wrote. "That's called strategy."
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And Justin claimed that Hernandez's claims regarding the 30,000 units purchased by six credit cards are a 'lie'. Adding to the statement Bieber shared,
The rules are clear one credit card can buy max 4 copies. Anything over that the entire amount gets thrown out. Neilsen company checks this and found all our sales were legit because our fans are amazing and bought them. Don't discredit our fan base with false info.
Justin Bieber addressed rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine's claims that he purchased his No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 on Instagram.
Bieber also pointed out that Hernandez seemed to target Grande in his accusations, leaving Bieber, who shares credit for the song, out of the conversation.
"This is my song with Ariana Grande and I'm honored to work with her ..." Bieber concluded the statement sharing, "if you gonna say her name make sure you say mine because it's our song.
On the other hand "Stuck with U" is a fundraiser song who is donating at least $0.80 from each sale of the track being donated to First Responders Children's Foundation, according to iTunes. Billboard is yet to comment on the subject.