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Nicki Minaj wanted to punch Travis Scott “in his fucking face” over chart result

By | Published on Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nicki Minaj

Do you remember how Nicki Minaj got all angry and upset about Travis Scott beating her to the number one spot on the US albums chart, and then she got all angry and upset that people thought she was all angry and upset, because she wasn’t angry or upset, not even about people thinking she was angry and upset? Well, now she’s clarified things once and for all. She definitely wasn’t angry and upset. She just wanted to punch Scott in the face.

Minaj, of course, reckoned that Scott had stolen the number one spot that should have been occupied by her new album ‘Queen’ instead of his almost new LP ‘Astroworld’. We won’t bother going back through all of Minaj’s rationale for that claim of chart theft. If you’re forgotten what she said, you should read this short dissertation we published on the whole thing last month. Go on, read it. Because we’re still trying to justify just how long we spent writing an article about a stupid spat between two pop stars and it will help us do that if you all give it another read.

If you can’t be bothered doing that, it basically centred on Scott bundling merch and tickets with his records. Hey, here’s a quick summary from Minaj herself, who chatted about the spat during an appearance on the ‘Ellen’ TV show yesterday. She said: “When you have a number two album to someone who’s selling shirts, and merch, and passes for a tour that’s not even announced yet, it feels like you’re being tricked. It feels like you’re playing a game and someone is beating you at a game, as opposed to selling music”.

And that’s what made Minaj angry and upset, Ellen DeGeneres suggested. “Why do people say things like upset or angry?” the rapper replied. She wasn’t angry and upset, remember. No. “When someone says how they feel, they’re not always upset or angry”, she went on. “I felt like I wanted to punch him in his fucking face”. Which, you might think, sounds like the sentiment of someone who is either angry or upset. “It’s not anger”, Minaj insisted, “it’s just what’s right and what’s wrong, and what’s fair”.

So that’s that settled then. In case you wondered, I’m also neither angry nor upset. Now come over here so I can punch you in the face. It only seems fair.



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