6ix9ine claim Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber bought their way to the number one spot on Billboard

“You can buy number ones on Billboard” says Tekashi 6ix9ine, in an Instagram post accusing Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of fraud.

On May 8th Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber released their charity single Stuck with U. On the same day 6ix9ine dropped GOOBA. Both tracks were received very well, with respective fans waiting to see who would claim the top spot on Billboard. GOOBA broke YouTube records by becoming the fastest video to reach 100m views by an American artist.

After landing the third spot on Billboard 6ix9ine went to Instagram to share his findings.

6ix9ine claims Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s track submitted 60,000 units in the last second out of nowhere before the count. Claiming half of those units were purchased with six credit cards. Also saying 20 million streams on his track were disqualified.

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and manager Scooter Braun later posted responses to 6ix9ine’s accusations, discrediting the artist and explaining the 60k units

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thank u to everybody who supported this song, this cause and made this happen. we love uuuuu so much. 🤍 there’s so much to celebrate today. 🤍 however, i would like to say a few things. anyone who knows me or has followed me for a while knows that numbers aren’t the driving force in anything i do. i’m grateful to sing. grateful to have people who want to listen. grateful to even be here at all. i didn’t have a number one for the first five years of my career and it didn’t upset me at all because from the bottom of my heart, music is everything to me. my fans are everything to me. i promise i couldn’t ask for another fucking thing. so with this celebration today, i would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far)…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). they are ride or die motherfuckers and i thank god every day that i have them in my life. not just when they fight for us to win (even when i ask them not to as i did this week) but because they’re some of the greatest people i know. sales count for more than streams. u can not discredit this as hard as u try. to anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself. be grateful you’re even here. that people want to listen to u at all. it’s a blessed position to be in. i’ve had a lot of “almost number ones” in my career and i never said a goddamn thing because I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL …. and you should feel that way too. congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week. even number 3. 🥰 and thank u to @billboard for this honor. and thank u to everybody who helped us raise a lot of money for a very important cause this week. love u all a lot.

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Billboard posted a length article disputing 6ix9ine’s credit cards and lost streams claims, which can be found here.

Undoubtably, these claims from 6ix9ine and increased media attention will help his latest track continue to bring in huge numbers online.

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