Looks like Ariana Grande wanted to set the record straight about her and Justin Bieber’s new number one hit, “Stuck With U.” Ariana posted her response to Tekashi69’s charge of a Billboard conspiracy by saying, “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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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.
You’ll remember Tekashi69 came out with a conspiracy theory last week when he realized his new song, “BOOBA,” wasn’t going to take the number one spot in Billboard’s Hot 100 after all. Tekashi69 claimed point blank that Billboard was manipulating the charts because they supported and promoted “Stuck With U”.
Ariana also pointed out the fact she thought Tekashi69 was being sexist with his complaint as well. She railed… “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…..).”
She went on to emphasize that “Stuck With U” hit number one because her fans bought the song, and Justin’s fans bought the song. Then she let actual sales with real money from fans count more than free streams, which is an aspect of Billboard’s formula for figuring chart placement.
We’ll see where it all goes from here, but rapper Tekashi69 has managed to ruffle birds of many different feathers, in a very short period of time since behind let out of jail… that is for sure. Until the next time it drips…