Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have responded to Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s claims that the duo rigged the Billboard Hot 100 charts with their song, “Stuck With U.”
6ix9ine took to Instagram yesterday to say that “you can buy number ones on Billboard.” The rapper went on to say that Grande and Bieber’s hit submitted 60,000 units on May 14, and that from his research, the duo submitted 30,000 of those units by using “six credit cards.”
Bieber has responded saying, “60,000 units came at the end because we don’t disclose our numbers until the end of the week.” He continued to explain how the charts work, adding “the rules are clear one credit card can buy max four copies. Anything over that, the entire amount gets thrown out.”
Ariana Grande took to Instagram to address the rumors, saying “Our fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE). They are ride or die motherf*ckers and I thank god every day that I have them in my life.” The singer continued to say in her lengthy post, “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 hard-working 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.”
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