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Is Nicki Minaj's Hot 100 Debut At #2 With "Do We Have A Problem" A Flop?



 


The Billboard numbers are in, and they say that Nicki Minaj is not "the one" but, in fact, "the deuce, Blrrrrp."


Nicki Minaj and her comeback single, "Do We Have A Problem?" featuring Lil Baby, debuted at #2 on the Hot 100 despite her Barbz publicly engaging in a mass buying scheme to manipulate pure sales. Now, if this was any other artist besides Cardi B and maybe Drake, this would be a huge win. But some are calling this a flop. Since when is a #2 debut a flop? Oh, since when the Barbras went around and claimed Cardi B flopped when "UP" debuted at #2. They set Nicki Minaj up and then want to blame Billboard and blogs.




Nicki Minaj said she will go LIVE, so I will write more after the LIVE; however, I want to make something clear.


 

Pure Sales Ain't So Pure

This talk about pure sales from the Barbras is PURE bullshit. Their mass buying is just as manipulative as when labels would buy their artists' albums, Jay Z selling a million copies of 4:44 to Sprint just to go platinum on release day, and the streaming farms currently running rampant in the industry. It's all manipulation. So get off your fck'n high horses and drop the act like somehow y'all are playing fair and everyone else is cheating. Since when does playing fair include multiple emails and credit cards?


Now, I am not knocking the mass buying strategy cause it's done by many groups. However, the Barbras were dumb enough to be very loud with what they were doing even though they knew about the rule change and what Billboard was attempting to stop. It is STOOPID to thumb your nose at the biggest bully in the music industry and think they wouldn't tap that ass??? If the Barbras were a little more discrete, they might have gotten away with their shenanigans.


 


Streaming Was A Rule Change Too

Even though the Barbras put down streaming, let's not forget that Nicki Minaj needed those streaming numbers back in 2015 to prevent her album The Pinkprint from being considered a flop. The album had not even sold 1 million copies, but Nicki Minaj told her fans the project was triple platinum based on STREAMS. That is why she "fought" for streaming. It wasn't to help make things fair for artists; it was to feed her stats addiction. That is probably why there seems to have been no thought into how streaming could become so easily manipulated and nothing was put in place to prevent issues before it became the #1-way fans listened to music.




 

Now, Nicki Minaj should be very proud of her #2 debut. She should try to focus her Barbras' energies on pushing DWHAP to #1 next week or at least showing stability in the Top 10 instead of feeding their need to play victims. But, it will probably be the usual attacking others, making excuses, and throwing pity parties.

 

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Tiffany
Tiffany
Feb 16, 2022

Lol see y’all next Monday for the BIG DROP on billboard. Maybe then y’all will stop being delusional ✌️

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😂😂😂😂 like who care you think the us more important that having a huge impact worldwide ? Chile more seriously I’m not denying Megan success but don’t deny nicki worldwide impact as if she is not bigger than both of them you only talk about numbers numbers like girl what about talent ? What about impact outside America ? You think people will remember the billboards charts numbers 10 years from now ? I don’t even remember what number feeling myself picked on billboard 7 or 8 years, years later in 2022 that music is on commercial this is what you call impact nobody ask how many weeks or what position. But again if this make you feel better good…

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honestly i don't even understand why, nicki is the only person whose positions in the charts are studied and criticized no matter the position, I see nobody doing think pieces on YG Song with 2 majors rapper on his song who end up 79 on billboard I don’t see think pieces about drake freefall either, lil Wayne barely charts but nobody call him a flop for not charting but it’s only interesting when it’s nicki and I don’t find it fair honestly everybody should be discuss. she's a veteran now and it's impressive that 13 years later she's still able to be on the charts, we may not like her but recognize that she's one of the greatest female rappers…

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hasatrurt
hasatrurt
Feb 16, 2022

You backwards faced useless winch. How dare you continue to trash Nicki and her fanbase after what they just accomplished. You so sick with bitterness that Nicki Minaj has succeeded in spite of the very active campaign to diminish her and get her out of here. In spite of the rule changes her fanbase still pulled in the streams and sales. You run this pointless blog demeaning Nicki in hopes of getting her attention. It wont work. You been at it for 2 years now. Even with the stripped sales from billboard and the obvious suppression of Nicki’s fanbase Megan will never see Nicki’s level of success so you can stop with the theatrics. She has 32 posts on shaderoom…

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Go on the shaderoom comeback and tell me where you see nicki promo post on their page beside the day she release the song. I truly wonder what’s your obsession for nicki atp it’s not healthy my god you hate so much that lady that you care to see what’s she doing, like literally who care about her number outside social media she’s solidified and talented and still going strong no matter what you think to satisfy your hatred for that lady. Damn You will never catch me talking shit on someone I don’t like every chance I get this is sick and call obsession you clearly obsessed by her. trus me nobody fucking care outside the Stan about that

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Fck Yaya
Fck Yaya
Feb 15, 2022

Now, I am hearing that DWHAP and Bussin are just promotional singles???? If this is true this Queen era Pt. 2.

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Where did she rant? Are you referring to her interacting with the Barbs on stationhead, again, you’re way too invested.


Wtf makes you think Nicki keeps tabs on other female rappers? You’re weird as hell for someone who hasn’t streamed a song in years. You know way too much. I could never tell you this much about an artist idc for

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Unknown member
Feb 14, 2022

No other fan base is as strong and loyal as the Barbz. 13 years in and still charting Top 2!

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